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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement 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 criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $89,480, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers. It is followed by Kentucky (average annual salary $86,510). 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 criminal justice and law enforcement teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$89,480
$53,250 80
2 Kentucky
$86,510
$42,720 130
3 California
$77,750
$42,830 830
4 Delaware
$77,400
$67,260 40
5 Rhode Island
$77,330
$54,280 50
6 Iowa
$76,410
$45,440 130
7 New Jersey
$75,110
$40,530 500
8 Minnesota
$71,200
$39,650 260
9 Massachusetts
$70,420
$53,070 410
10 Maryland
$69,730
$44,380 230
11 Louisiana
$69,270
$34,820 40
12 Wisconsin
$68,750
$37,440 190
13 Connecticut
$67,450
$33,660 140
14 North Dakota
$66,480
$28,770 30
15 Florida
$65,410
$39,880 1,010
16 Pennsylvania
$65,120
$36,230 740
17 New Hampshire
$65,020
$53,230 50
18 Wyoming
$64,950
$30,510 40
19 Michigan
$64,460
$34,540 420
20 Utah
$62,930
$43,250 450
21 Missouri
$62,800
$39,350 220
22 South Carolina
$62,650
$43,780 160
23 Alabama
$62,040
$40,800 80
24 Alaska
$61,770
$52,370 40
25 Ohio
$61,350
$40,590 440
26 Mississippi
$61,290
$43,800 60
27 Texas
$60,350
$27,840 1,140
28 South Dakota
$60,120
$43,350 40
29 Virginia
$59,850
$35,380 370
30 Georgia
$59,820
$41,710 130
31 Colorado
$59,290
$28,070 430
32 Nebraska
$56,850
$27,010 90
33 North Carolina
$56,790
$42,210 1,930
34 Maine
$56,690
$40,630 60
35 New Mexico
$56,670
$42,780 60
36 Oregon
$56,430
$36,800 50
37 Arkansas
$56,110
$41,220 70
38 New York
$54,540
$32,810 1,420
39 Washington
$53,840
$40,450 110
40 Hawaii
$51,550
$32,740 40
41 Illinois
$49,460
$35,670 530
42 Tennessee
$49,450
$34,330 230
43 Idaho
$48,660
$18,870 150
44 Arizona
$48,120
$37,080 100
45 Indiana
$47,820
$33,180 210
46 West Virginia
$46,640
$21,910 80
47 Kansas
$44,950
$16,830 40
48 Oklahoma
$44,150
$29,800 60
49 Nevada
$37,930
$32,530 160
50 Puerto Rico
$22,070
$16,740 100
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