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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 $77,580, Florida is the highest paying state for postsecondary education teachers. It is followed by Rhode Island (average annual salary $75,580). 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 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 Florida
$77,580
$42,490 2,140
2 Rhode Island
$75,580
$38,590 150
3 Connecticut
$74,880
$51,860 590
4 Alaska
$74,430
$53,720 130
5 California
$71,920
$35,890 3,690
6 Hawaii
$70,420
$38,540 590
7 Alabama
$70,120
$38,960 810
8 Michigan
$69,290
$37,210 1,350
9 North Dakota
$68,620
$43,370 240
10 Iowa
$67,770
$33,720 780
11 New Jersey
$67,730
$33,970 1,850
12 Massachusetts
$66,230
$37,610 1,670
13 Arizona
$66,000
$29,400 900
14 Utah
$65,910
$35,480 850
15 New Hampshire
$65,760
$43,840 270
16 New Mexico
$65,670
$44,260 250
17 New York
$65,460
$36,170 5,950
18 Wisconsin
$65,430
$38,280 880
19 Washington
$64,580
$38,620 1,060
20 Kentucky
$64,560
$33,410 1,030
21 Oregon
$63,740
$42,340 490
22 Maryland
$63,020
$41,090 1,140
23 Wyoming
$62,810
$38,100 90
24 Nebraska
$62,370
$41,140 320
25 North Carolina
$62,300
$40,350 2,140
26 South Dakota
$61,450
$44,540 230
27 Pennsylvania
$61,270
$33,550 3,420
28 Mississippi
$61,170
$34,330 450
29 Texas
$60,380
$17,880 4,540
30 Illinois
$59,770
$33,930 2,350
31 Missouri
$59,420
$24,090 1,360
32 District of Columbia
$59,320
$34,320 280
33 Indiana
$59,000
$32,000 1,800
34 Maine
$58,700
$35,960 260
35 Arkansas
$58,190
$36,960 470
36 Virginia
$58,010
$32,910 1,550
37 Ohio
$57,650
$18,830 3,050
38 Minnesota
$57,530
$33,050 1,120
39 Idaho
$56,800
$41,290 300
40 Georgia
$56,790
$34,690 2,190
41 Louisiana
$56,370
$17,930 180
42 Tennessee
$56,330
$32,800 1,010
43 South Carolina
$54,910
$22,980 780
44 West Virginia
$54,370
$20,030 440
45 Oklahoma
$52,040
$33,840 660
46 Puerto Rico
$51,070
$18,670 700
47 Vermont
$50,890
$35,620 190
48 Colorado
$48,250
$19,260 1,430
49 Montana
$47,110
$18,810 180
50 Kansas
$42,990
$20,850 160
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