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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 $122,760, Rhode Island is the highest paying state for postsecondary economics teachers. It is followed by New Hampshire (average annual salary $119,550). 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 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 Rhode Island
$122,760
$68,630 110
2 New Hampshire
$119,550
$77,440 110
3 Illinois
$115,590
$50,940 530
4 Iowa
$115,080
$67,440 170
5 Indiana
$114,340
$61,660 290
6 Massachusetts
$113,100
$60,360 820
7 New Mexico
$109,710
$73,050 70
8 Tennessee
$109,130
$53,690 170
9 Alabama
$108,630
$55,180 130
10 New York
$106,560
$45,820 1,660
11 California
$105,680
$50,350 710
12 Florida
$105,400
$58,910 330
13 Michigan
$103,630
$41,800 260
14 Arizona
$102,200
$36,640 80
15 New Jersey
$101,020
$47,830 320
16 Connecticut
$100,910
$60,820 180
17 Oklahoma
$100,100
$54,700 130
18 Oregon
$100,070
$48,420 130
19 Wyoming
$98,270
$67,890 30
20 Pennsylvania
$97,720
$53,790 790
21 Utah
$97,530
$47,240 150
22 District of Columbia
$97,490
$52,780 180
23 Ohio
$96,860
$47,260 430
24 Minnesota
$96,460
$60,580 280
25 Colorado
$96,120
$40,210 280
26 Mississippi
$95,090
$56,180 40
27 North Carolina
$95,010
$48,400 680
28 Nebraska
$94,380
$49,490 110
29 North Dakota
$94,330
$52,150 40
30 Wisconsin
$94,280
$63,720 210
31 Maryland
$93,030
$49,850 240
32 Texas
$92,080
$45,060 910
33 Virginia
$90,920
$41,140 450
34 Louisiana
$90,660
$19,200 60
35 Missouri
$90,280
$53,910 180
36 Montana
$90,200
$44,380 30
37 Arkansas
$89,470
$65,770 40
38 Maine
$87,650
$53,130 90
39 Georgia
$86,410
$51,120 250
40 Hawaii
$85,710
$35,160 60
41 South Dakota
$83,980
$55,700 60
42 Idaho
$78,790
$60,360 100
43 West Virginia
$77,160
$46,910 60
44 Kentucky
$76,710
$44,270 190
45 South Carolina
$74,000
$50,080 90
46 Nevada
$72,370
$35,170 90
47 Kansas
$66,240
$32,800 80
48 Washington
$65,300
$44,140 290
49 Vermont
$51,140
$42,210 130

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.