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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary biological science teachers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of postsecondary biological science teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $124,480, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for postsecondary biological science teachers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $105,190). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of postsecondary biological science teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$124,480
$58,040 320
2 California
$105,190
$51,950 4,520
3 Utah
$93,460
$50,510 550
4 New Hampshire
$91,090
$49,060 310
5 Iowa
$90,130
$52,790 720
6 New Jersey
$89,070
$45,620 1,490
7 Connecticut
$88,290
$56,000 880
8 Alaska
$87,160
$64,680 140
9 Arizona
$85,580
$42,800 710
10 Indiana
$85,000
$45,350 1,400
11 Michigan
$84,030
$40,000 1,030
12 Idaho
$84,010
$45,390 210
13 Massachusetts
$83,120
$50,480 2,410
14 Hawaii
$82,640
$34,050 250
15 Missouri
$81,910
$45,400 980
16 Rhode Island
$81,710
$56,540 200
17 Ohio
$81,590
$41,700 1,510
18 New York
$81,380
$44,320 4,240
19 Texas
$80,680
$41,180 3,870
20 Pennsylvania
$80,190
$41,860 3,620
21 Maryland
$80,040
$46,200 840
22 South Dakota
$79,000
$52,010 150
23 Florida
$78,960
$44,350 1,730
24 Nebraska
$78,100
$45,700 430
25 New Mexico
$76,550
$51,990 80
26 Oregon
$75,800
$47,610 370
27 North Dakota
$75,070
$45,320 130
28 Wyoming
$74,710
$48,250 120
29 Illinois
$73,970
$37,180 2,580
30 Mississippi
$71,240
$44,240 280
31 Georgia
$70,900
$44,080 970
32 Minnesota
$70,810
$43,090 650
33 Puerto Rico
$70,780
$27,080 330
34 Wisconsin
$70,110
$41,690 1,010
35 Maine
$69,980
$44,970 230
36 Oklahoma
$69,220
$41,960 530
37 Alabama
$69,150
$45,260 580
38 Colorado
$68,470
$35,270 870
39 Nevada
$68,040
$34,070 280
40 Virginia
$66,950
$38,130 1,830
41 Washington
$66,950
$44,610 1,090
42 South Carolina
$66,930
$44,510 630
43 Kansas
$64,670
$18,630 350
44 Louisiana
$63,960
$33,680 190
45 North Carolina
$63,560
$43,810 2,200
46 West Virginia
$63,130
$39,760 240
47 Tennessee
$63,120
$38,870 760
48 Montana
$62,110
$28,160 170
49 Kentucky
$60,690
$38,750 630
50 Arkansas
$60,380
$39,710 380
51 Vermont
$46,980
$34,850 170
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