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Highest Paying States for Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators

The highest paying states for elementary and secondary school education administrators (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 elementary and secondary school education administrators in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $130,100, Connecticut is the highest paying state for elementary and secondary school education administrators. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $125,090). 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 elementary and secondary school education administrators in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Connecticut
$130,100
$79,940 3,890
2 New Jersey
$125,090
$89,630 8,630
3 New York
$117,990
$74,790 19,260
4 California
$115,710
$82,540 20,120
5 Delaware
$111,810
$83,530 870
6 Washington
$111,550
$83,140 4,790
7 Alaska
$109,380
$80,760 620
8 Maryland
$106,180
$62,710 5,430
9 Massachusetts
$103,640
$69,830 7,210
10 Minnesota
$102,480
$68,770 3,140
11 Oregon
$101,600
$55,350 3,170
12 Illinois
$100,910
$61,240 12,100
13 Rhode Island
$100,800
$66,300 850
14 District of Columbia
$99,740
$55,390 1,300
15 Pennsylvania
$97,490
$66,000 7,990
16 Iowa
$96,160
$67,380 2,690
17 Wisconsin
$95,290
$66,730 4,750
18 Wyoming
$93,910
$74,510 450
19 Nebraska
$93,760
$68,300 1,610
20 Florida
$92,990
$66,980 4,670
21 Nevada
$91,720
$69,330 1,750
22 Michigan
$91,550
$60,370 6,570
23 Virginia
$91,420
$64,010 6,620
24 Missouri
$89,600
$60,600 6,060
25 Georgia
$89,260
$66,060 7,750
26 Utah
$88,920
$62,930 1,820
27 North Dakota
$88,380
$60,410 550
28 Colorado
$87,560
$60,670 4,650
29 Hawaii
$86,040
$66,890 890
30 Vermont
$86,010
$52,370 890
31 Ohio
$84,510
$57,390 9,740
32 New Hampshire
$83,630
$59,920 1,500
33 Kentucky
$82,980
$61,610 4,170
34 Indiana
$82,610
$58,240 4,520
35 Kansas
$82,220
$61,320 2,270
36 New Mexico
$81,900
$63,850 1,650
37 South Carolina
$81,780
$58,020 3,890
38 Idaho
$80,570
$55,160 950
39 Maine
$80,500
$54,040 1,410
40 Texas
$79,830
$58,530 24,970
41 Alabama
$78,270
$57,570 3,460
42 South Dakota
$78,110
$56,810 610
43 Arkansas
$77,590
$57,230 2,390
44 Montana
$77,200
$52,090 750
45 Tennessee
$75,920
$51,220 5,660
46 Arizona
$74,750
$44,090 4,640
47 Mississippi
$73,750
$54,520 2,470
48 Louisiana
$72,770
$54,520 3,960
49 Oklahoma
$71,260
$53,010 3,060
50 West Virginia
$70,120
$46,690 1,720
51 Virgin Islands
$67,090
$36,700 140
52 North Carolina
$63,450
$46,010 8,120
53 Puerto Rico
$49,770
$33,610 1,780
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