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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Economics Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary economics 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 economics teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $122,970, Indiana is the highest paying state for postsecondary economics teachers. It is followed by Illinois (average annual salary $122,220). 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 economics teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Economics Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Indiana
$122,970
$59,300 310
2 Illinois
$122,220
$54,530 430
3 New Hampshire
$119,620
$76,230 110
4 Iowa
$115,490
$66,540 170
5 Oregon
$110,980
$61,320 80
6 New Mexico
$109,710
$73,050 70
7 Massachusetts
$109,380
$57,590 800
8 Michigan
$109,340
$52,520 230
9 California
$108,690
$49,850 880
10 Rhode Island
$106,290
$61,780 100
11 Utah
$105,990
$57,100 110
12 North Dakota
$105,670
$55,290 60
13 Alabama
$105,050
$51,210 130
14 Kentucky
$101,960
$57,390 150
15 North Carolina
$101,700
$52,110 580
16 New York
$101,630
$46,040 1,480
17 New Jersey
$100,910
$55,120 330
18 Connecticut
$99,750
$60,530 220
19 Florida
$99,310
$53,940 300
20 Maine
$98,080
$65,890 70
21 Nebraska
$94,690
$30,730 100
22 Ohio
$94,040
$43,530 400
23 Maryland
$93,670
$49,210 290
24 Wisconsin
$93,490
$64,060 190
25 Minnesota
$93,100
$49,140 310
26 Colorado
$92,370
$37,890 250
27 Texas
$92,200
$47,090 1,050
28 Arkansas
$92,130
$66,370 40
29 Mississippi
$91,190
$35,980 40
30 Hawaii
$91,140
$35,150 70
31 Montana
$90,200
$44,380 30
32 District of Columbia
$90,120
$44,610 250
33 Virginia
$89,380
$41,470 490
34 Pennsylvania
$88,060
$45,450 990
35 Missouri
$84,080
$46,050 190
36 Tennessee
$81,750
$55,080 230
37 South Dakota
$79,310
$50,560 70
38 Georgia
$78,300
$45,640 300
39 Louisiana
$78,100
$19,700 80
40 Idaho
$75,700
$47,520 120
41 West Virginia
$73,030
$40,640 60
42 Oklahoma
$71,440
$35,730 100
43 South Carolina
$70,860
$19,550 110
44 Kansas
$66,240
$32,800 40
45 Washington
$65,940
$42,400 260

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

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