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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary computer 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 computer science teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $121,470, Rhode Island is the highest paying state for postsecondary computer science teachers. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $106,210). 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 computer science teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Rhode Island
$121,470
$63,350 100
2 District of Columbia
$106,210
$56,840 160
3 California
$99,640
$48,980 2,320
4 New Hampshire
$96,220
$50,980 120
5 Massachusetts
$96,190
$54,290 1,060
6 Iowa
$95,670
$55,310 380
7 Maryland
$95,570
$49,350 780
8 Ohio
$92,660
$37,280 1,380
9 Idaho
$92,530
$49,830 90
10 New Jersey
$91,670
$46,150 1,380
11 Alaska
$90,980
$80,160 130
12 Indiana
$87,830
$47,190 850
13 Michigan
$87,780
$35,350 870
14 Illinois
$85,670
$36,860 1,340
15 Arizona
$85,120
$43,810 420
16 Oregon
$84,130
$51,000 280
17 New York
$84,030
$42,560 3,050
18 Hawaii
$83,360
$37,040 110
19 Connecticut
$81,920
$53,280 260
20 Minnesota
$80,820
$43,260 400
21 Louisiana
$80,740
$48,730 170
22 Texas
$79,480
$34,030 2,270
23 Wisconsin
$79,400
$53,290 660
24 Delaware
$79,140
$57,320 140
25 North Dakota
$79,130
$47,800 130
26 Alabama
$78,140
$49,440 330
27 Pennsylvania
$77,910
$36,620 1,450
28 Nebraska
$77,450
$52,450 190
29 Missouri
$75,750
$43,730 540
30 Mississippi
$73,950
$45,220 170
31 Kentucky
$72,930
$47,650 320
32 Maine
$72,230
$44,890 80
33 Tennessee
$72,060
$42,660 400
34 South Carolina
$71,620
$51,480 590
35 Florida
$70,820
$42,780 2,050
36 Georgia
$69,740
$43,470 690
37 Utah
$69,650
$44,790 440
38 New Mexico
$69,080
$29,680 130
39 Wyoming
$68,200
$41,670 40
40 Virginia
$67,500
$34,810 1,540
41 Nevada
$65,600
$33,410 110
42 Washington
$63,920
$43,350 710
43 Colorado
$63,700
$32,730 470
44 North Carolina
$62,920
$42,070 1,700
45 Montana
$62,350
$33,790 90
46 South Dakota
$61,680
$45,970 150
47 Oklahoma
$61,210
$30,350 290
48 Kansas
$57,220
$28,450 200
49 Vermont
$54,620
$35,280 80
50 Arkansas
$51,730
$21,520 270
51 West Virginia
$50,930
$19,470 340
52 Puerto Rico
$45,470
$18,450 260
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