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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary chemistry 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 chemistry teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $97,870, California is the highest paying state for postsecondary chemistry teachers. It is followed by New Hampshire (average annual salary $92,290). 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 chemistry teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$97,870
$49,850 1,550
2 New Hampshire
$92,290
$51,930 100
3 Rhode Island
$91,820
$57,700 90
4 Massachusetts
$89,770
$56,180 870
5 New York
$88,820
$46,910 2,140
6 Michigan
$85,240
$37,960 470
7 Ohio
$84,960
$46,610 800
8 Florida
$83,860
$50,240 710
9 Kansas
$82,520
$42,060 140
10 Pennsylvania
$80,920
$41,810 1,440
11 Indiana
$80,540
$45,510 370
12 New Jersey
$80,420
$45,510 780
13 Oregon
$80,010
$52,310 250
14 Delaware
$79,280
$53,700 80
15 Alabama
$78,830
$48,610 280
16 Connecticut
$78,640
$55,170 220
17 Iowa
$78,350
$53,690 240
18 New Mexico
$78,330
$41,260 120
19 Vermont
$78,310
$55,250 90
20 Utah
$77,740
$50,150 230
21 Illinois
$77,220
$42,360 990
22 Missouri
$76,870
$45,460 360
23 Maryland
$76,680
$47,540 250
24 Arizona
$76,390
$40,290 200
25 Minnesota
$75,990
$45,390 370
26 Colorado
$75,770
$42,180 390
27 Wyoming
$74,250
$53,080 40
28 Maine
$73,080
$49,460 110
29 Mississippi
$72,840
$47,810 100
30 Texas
$71,990
$20,400 1,690
31 District of Columbia
$71,800
$44,500 90
32 Louisiana
$71,050
$40,750 120
33 West Virginia
$70,800
$41,030 130
34 Nebraska
$70,500
$48,170 150
35 Nevada
$70,010
$34,660 130
36 North Carolina
$69,630
$43,640 1,110
37 Wisconsin
$69,460
$43,270 410
38 South Carolina
$68,610
$44,860 260
39 South Dakota
$67,970
$49,210 80
40 Hawaii
$67,810
$31,590 70
41 North Dakota
$67,200
$45,920 80
42 Georgia
$66,190
$38,090 480
43 Puerto Rico
$65,030
$22,540 270
44 Virginia
$64,650
$37,910 820
45 Montana
$63,930
$32,090 60
46 Tennessee
$63,740
$37,060 410
47 Arkansas
$62,390
$36,860 160
48 Oklahoma
$62,280
$30,250 190
49 Kentucky
$59,900
$43,030 190
50 Washington
$59,870
$43,500 600
51 Idaho
$59,100
$28,180 120
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