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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 $103,020, California is the highest paying state for postsecondary chemistry teachers. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $96,660). 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 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
$103,020
$53,900 1,510
2 Massachusetts
$96,660
$54,470 920
3 District of Columbia
$92,610
$55,130 100
4 New Hampshire
$89,060
$50,300 110
5 New York
$88,950
$47,270 2,170
6 Rhode Island
$88,940
$45,190 90
7 Florida
$87,300
$50,440 850
8 North Dakota
$85,110
$50,380 70
9 Iowa
$82,370
$49,280 220
10 Michigan
$81,890
$38,470 500
11 Illinois
$81,840
$49,890 850
12 New Jersey
$80,420
$45,510 820
13 Pennsylvania
$80,350
$39,990 1,540
14 Utah
$80,080
$52,530 240
15 Indiana
$79,270
$44,860 380
16 Connecticut
$78,610
$53,690 280
17 New Mexico
$78,330
$41,260 120
18 Vermont
$78,310
$55,250 90
19 Ohio
$78,000
$43,340 750
20 Oregon
$77,300
$51,700 190
21 Minnesota
$76,160
$45,250 390
22 Missouri
$74,970
$44,410 390
23 Alabama
$74,560
$48,120 260
24 Maine
$74,230
$46,490 90
25 West Virginia
$73,350
$46,160 110
26 Wyoming
$73,190
$53,960 40
27 Hawaii
$72,900
$33,400 60
28 Texas
$71,990
$23,030 1,860
29 Louisiana
$71,050
$40,750 120
30 North Carolina
$69,340
$44,300 960
31 Colorado
$68,900
$36,360 400
32 Arizona
$68,350
$32,920 160
33 Nebraska
$68,050
$45,680 140
34 Maryland
$67,410
$47,450 280
35 Wisconsin
$66,710
$42,210 400
36 Tennessee
$64,340
$36,890 410
37 South Dakota
$64,170
$48,170 90
38 Mississippi
$63,910
$41,730 120
39 South Carolina
$62,940
$40,640 290
40 Puerto Rico
$62,360
$23,000 240
41 Kentucky
$61,920
$44,740 230
42 Georgia
$61,510
$36,890 540
43 Arkansas
$61,350
$36,680 150
44 Idaho
$60,960
$40,590 140
45 Oklahoma
$60,370
$40,180 200
46 Virginia
$59,810
$33,590 710
47 Kansas
$59,460
$39,270 70
48 Washington
$58,490
$42,530 580
49 Montana
$56,720
$18,590 70

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

See also: Highest paying industries for postsecondary chemistry teachers, Top Paying Jobs in America.