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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Education Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary education 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 education teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $77,320, Rhode Island is the highest paying state for postsecondary education teachers. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $77,220). 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 education teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Education Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Rhode Island
$77,320
$33,450 160
2 Connecticut
$77,220
$53,650 500
3 New Jersey
$74,010
$36,410 1,640
4 Hawaii
$73,810
$38,340 590
5 Delaware
$73,200
$36,600 210
6 Alaska
$73,050
$53,530 110
7 Massachusetts
$73,040
$41,620 1,660
8 California
$72,250
$36,060 3,290
9 Alabama
$72,150
$49,030 860
10 Wisconsin
$72,030
$37,970 1,120
11 New York
$70,890
$37,400 5,750
12 Florida
$70,180
$36,270 2,120
13 Arizona
$69,830
$34,780 1,150
14 Iowa
$69,020
$36,050 770
15 Missouri
$67,630
$34,180 1,290
16 Idaho
$67,580
$42,480 170
17 Utah
$66,280
$35,030 840
18 Washington
$65,980
$39,720 1,210
19 Michigan
$65,980
$23,290 1,230
20 Nebraska
$65,020
$43,540 290
21 North Dakota
$64,720
$36,130 270
22 Maryland
$64,560
$40,820 1,150
23 Wyoming
$63,960
$34,390 90
24 New Hampshire
$63,860
$41,490 240
25 Pennsylvania
$63,460
$32,800 3,160
26 Vermont
$63,330
$34,090 190
27 Indiana
$62,240
$32,620 1,540
28 North Carolina
$62,120
$37,480 2,460
29 New Mexico
$61,710
$26,230 100
30 Colorado
$61,530
$25,730 1,310
31 Ohio
$61,490
$19,780 3,320
32 South Dakota
$61,400
$44,950 200
33 Georgia
$61,040
$33,650 1,850
34 Minnesota
$61,010
$33,060 1,050
35 Tennessee
$60,730
$41,750 680
36 Texas
$59,900
$17,830 4,320
37 Kentucky
$59,470
$31,360 930
38 Mississippi
$59,430
$34,860 420
39 District of Columbia
$59,320
$34,320 1,700
40 Oregon
$58,060
$39,300 820
41 Virginia
$58,010
$32,910 1,550
42 Louisiana
$56,860
$17,610 220
43 Illinois
$56,430
$30,640 3,530
44 South Carolina
$56,070
$29,080 700
45 Arkansas
$55,540
$40,100 530
46 West Virginia
$55,270
$21,660 490
47 Maine
$54,290
$41,400 360
48 Montana
$52,350
$27,760 200
49 Kansas
$51,910
$18,670 440
50 Oklahoma
$50,300
$25,560 570
51 Puerto Rico
$49,110
$17,880 920
52 Nevada
$47,840
$34,550 450
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