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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 $120,710, Hawaii is the highest paying state for postsecondary biological science teachers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $100,970). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Hawaii
$120,710
$51,630 580
2 California
$100,970
$56,300 4,470
3 Utah
$93,900
$51,690 520
4 New Hampshire
$89,390
$48,350 320
5 Iowa
$88,120
$47,360 680
6 New York
$87,260
$44,990 4,230
7 New Jersey
$83,830
$45,440 1,640
8 Massachusetts
$83,660
$51,270 2,770
9 Connecticut
$83,640
$54,090 1,030
10 Florida
$83,550
$46,710 1,890
11 Indiana
$81,360
$45,230 1,310
12 New Mexico
$81,080
$52,710 210
13 Arizona
$80,000
$36,670 680
14 Michigan
$79,730
$38,150 1,260
15 South Dakota
$78,860
$53,280 160
16 District of Columbia
$78,500
$45,650 230
17 Maryland
$78,420
$47,720 940
18 Nebraska
$77,830
$46,610 390
19 Missouri
$77,670
$41,340 1,060
20 Texas
$76,620
$38,800 3,920
21 Oregon
$76,410
$47,540 350
22 Maine
$75,900
$46,990 200
23 Illinois
$75,180
$35,360 2,170
24 Pennsylvania
$74,550
$41,740 3,540
25 Wyoming
$74,200
$52,530 120
26 Ohio
$73,110
$34,330 1,670
27 North Dakota
$72,990
$45,040 90
28 Rhode Island
$72,740
$44,500 170
29 Wisconsin
$69,590
$43,780 830
30 Puerto Rico
$67,860
$33,580 220
31 Idaho
$67,830
$42,100 260
32 Alabama
$67,260
$41,810 580
33 Minnesota
$66,650
$38,060 730
34 North Carolina
$66,160
$43,940 2,070
35 Georgia
$66,040
$41,400 1,030
36 Mississippi
$65,950
$38,570 290
37 South Carolina
$65,260
$42,750 660
38 Louisiana
$63,960
$33,680 250
39 Washington
$63,750
$43,310 1,120
40 Kentucky
$63,180
$41,610 670
41 Colorado
$62,150
$34,960 990
42 West Virginia
$61,920
$40,690 220
43 Oklahoma
$61,850
$31,500 570
44 Virginia
$61,010
$34,490 1,750
45 Arkansas
$60,640
$34,920 360
46 Tennessee
$58,420
$34,030 840
47 Montana
$58,130
$31,250 160
48 Kansas
$51,000
$18,290 210

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of postsecondary biological science teachers in those states is not available at this time.

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