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Highest Paying States for Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

The highest paying states for career/technical education teachers, secondary school (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 career/technical education teachers, secondary school in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $82,830, Connecticut is the highest paying state for career/technical education teachers, secondary school. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $78,840). 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 career/technical education teachers, secondary school in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Connecticut
$82,830
$58,220 2,820
2 Massachusetts
$78,840
$56,320 2,560
3 Alaska
$76,930
$48,900 180
4 California
$71,300
$43,230 4,230
5 Rhode Island
$70,330
$51,610 80
6 Maryland
$69,210
$42,700 770
7 New York
$68,960
$45,190 4,160
8 New Jersey
$68,310
$53,610 2,000
9 District of Columbia
$67,600
$50,060 50
10 Michigan
$66,240
$41,290 1,410
11 Washington
$65,540
$45,130 2,780
12 Illinois
$65,470
$37,960 1,320
13 Virginia
$62,370
$43,090 2,540
14 Minnesota
$60,660
$40,060 630
15 Pennsylvania
$60,430
$41,280 4,530
16 Vermont
$60,220
$42,920 250
17 Ohio
$59,880
$38,380 5,960
18 Nevada
$58,450
$44,380 250
19 Wyoming
$58,190
$44,240 300
20 Georgia
$57,630
$36,820 1,830
21 Wisconsin
$57,240
$41,450 550
22 New Hampshire
$56,480
$41,180 370
23 Nebraska
$56,420
$38,900 460
24 Texas
$56,360
$42,270 9,290
25 Kentucky
$56,320
$41,040 190
26 New Mexico
$55,780
$39,500 290
27 Colorado
$53,850
$34,900 770
28 South Carolina
$53,280
$38,600 1,110
29 Louisiana
$53,270
$41,900 1,500
30 Iowa
$52,770
$35,510 530
31 Alabama
$52,500
$38,590 410
32 Indiana
$52,150
$34,700 1,320
33 Arkansas
$52,010
$38,410 1,180
34 Oregon
$51,960
$26,960 230
35 Utah
$51,070
$33,690 440
36 North Dakota
$49,870
$37,500 460
37 Kansas
$49,820
$36,650 760
38 Montana
$49,720
$30,790 230
39 Florida
$48,830
$27,660 8,090
40 Tennessee
$48,410
$35,820 2,490
41 North Carolina
$47,610
$35,460 4,920
42 West Virginia
$47,110
$34,210 590
43 Arizona
$46,910
$32,620 1,060
44 Virgin Islands
$46,620
$34,210 90
45 Oklahoma
$46,460
$34,500 800
46 Mississippi
$45,050
$33,980 1,400
47 South Dakota
$44,090
$33,490 340
48 Missouri
$43,390
$26,290 1,080
49 Idaho
$42,850
$32,040 210
50 Maine
$38,290
$32,690 150
51 Puerto Rico
$36,120
$26,970 1,910
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