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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 $132,110, Connecticut is the highest paying state for elementary and secondary school education administrators. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $127,360). 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 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
$132,110
$76,070 3,960
2 New Jersey
$127,360
$93,360 8,690
3 New York
$121,520
$76,870 19,850
4 California
$119,790
$85,510 21,320
5 Washington
$115,080
$84,370 5,050
6 Delaware
$114,430
$83,520 880
7 Alaska
$114,330
$82,790 640
8 Maryland
$110,420
$73,430 4,850
9 Massachusetts
$107,300
$73,290 7,210
10 Oregon
$105,240
$58,600 3,310
11 Minnesota
$103,440
$67,410 3,360
12 Rhode Island
$103,160
$71,450 900
13 Illinois
$101,380
$61,440 12,120
14 District of Columbia
$100,940
$59,680 1,270
15 Pennsylvania
$100,460
$66,990 8,170
16 Nebraska
$97,280
$70,810 1,690
17 Iowa
$96,620
$64,350 2,490
18 Wisconsin
$96,100
$65,150 4,970
19 Wyoming
$95,350
$75,500 430
20 Georgia
$92,340
$68,660 8,290
21 Virginia
$92,200
$63,990 6,850
22 Hawaii
$92,100
$65,970 1,010
23 North Dakota
$92,100
$62,860 590
24 Nevada
$91,910
$67,270 1,620
25 Michigan
$91,370
$59,890 6,480
26 Florida
$91,050
$53,270 4,670
27 Vermont
$90,300
$52,780 840
28 Colorado
$89,790
$63,770 4,650
29 Utah
$88,250
$52,820 2,190
30 Missouri
$88,060
$61,310 5,860
31 Indiana
$86,770
$59,700 4,680
32 Ohio
$86,230
$56,700 9,490
33 New Hampshire
$86,190
$62,510 1,530
34 Kentucky
$85,340
$63,660 4,240
35 South Carolina
$83,870
$61,030 3,890
36 New Mexico
$83,480
$64,230 1,600
37 Kansas
$82,920
$60,140 2,370
38 Montana
$82,640
$52,310 770
39 Texas
$81,990
$59,870 26,190
40 Maine
$80,540
$53,700 1,440
41 Idaho
$80,390
$53,310 1,080
42 Alabama
$79,880
$59,060 3,430
43 Arkansas
$78,680
$58,630 2,330
44 South Dakota
$77,670
$56,990 600
45 Tennessee
$77,500
$53,100 5,610
46 Mississippi
$76,410
$55,840 2,590
47 Arizona
$75,470
$42,960 5,450
48 Guam
$73,210
$52,820 110
49 Louisiana
$72,140
$49,920 4,150
50 West Virginia
$71,300
$48,740 1,650
51 Oklahoma
$70,360
$52,450 3,090
52 Virgin Islands
$68,550
$38,220 150
53 North Carolina
$65,510
$48,070 8,220
54 Puerto Rico
$50,160
$33,620 1,650
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