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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 $89,070, California is the highest paying state for postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers. It is followed by Iowa (average annual salary $77,690). 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 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 California
$89,070
$45,950 990
2 Iowa
$77,690
$43,360 130
3 Kentucky
$71,490
$41,200 160
4 North Dakota
$69,920
$28,240 40
5 New Jersey
$69,750
$34,880 570
6 Illinois
$69,640
$35,880 290
7 Louisiana
$69,270
$34,820 40
8 Wisconsin
$68,930
$41,650 160
9 Connecticut
$67,450
$33,660 140
10 Maryland
$65,560
$43,430 240
11 Mississippi
$64,740
$42,130 50
12 Florida
$64,680
$40,010 1,060
13 Massachusetts
$62,670
$43,340 460
14 Missouri
$61,860
$33,080 300
15 South Carolina
$61,750
$44,000 200
16 Michigan
$61,290
$33,410 410
17 Ohio
$61,240
$27,860 490
18 Minnesota
$61,210
$34,140 270
19 Pennsylvania
$61,070
$34,730 740
20 Oregon
$60,990
$39,680 50
21 Georgia
$60,550
$42,850 170
22 Arizona
$58,750
$18,390 100
23 Maine
$58,240
$41,770 60
24 Alabama
$57,960
$29,210 90
25 Virginia
$57,110
$34,700 300
26 Utah
$56,760
$42,510 310
27 New Mexico
$56,670
$42,780 60
28 New York
$56,620
$33,160 1,810
29 Texas
$56,190
$24,640 1,080
30 Arkansas
$56,110
$41,220 80
31 Nebraska
$56,040
$25,460 100
32 North Carolina
$55,850
$39,710 1,850
33 Colorado
$54,700
$25,060 390
34 Hawaii
$51,550
$32,740 40
35 Washington
$51,080
$35,790 260
36 West Virginia
$49,110
$20,100 70
37 Idaho
$48,660
$18,870 40
38 Oklahoma
$48,190
$34,740 80
39 Tennessee
$48,170
$28,310 200
40 Indiana
$42,850
$31,450 170
41 Kansas
$39,410
$18,050 80
42 Puerto Rico
$20,840
$16,410 70

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

See also: Highest paying industries for postsecondary criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, Top Paying Jobs in America.