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Highest Paying States for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

The highest paying states for elementary school teachers, except special education (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 school teachers, except special education in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $76,260, Connecticut is the highest paying state for elementary school teachers, except special education. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $74,970). 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 school teachers, except special education in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Connecticut
$76,260
$48,390 17,960
2 New York
$74,970
$43,640 79,570
3 California
$74,130
$47,290 149,340
4 Massachusetts
$72,980
$45,990 27,900
5 District of Columbia
$72,880
$53,140 2,770
6 Alaska
$71,350
$52,580 3,020
7 Rhode Island
$69,570
$42,040 3,480
8 New Jersey
$64,830
$50,040 44,680
9 Maryland
$63,140
$41,790 24,960
10 Virginia
$63,020
$41,890 35,610
11 Washington
$62,750
$42,720 24,320
12 Oregon
$62,120
$35,120 13,090
13 Michigan
$61,650
$35,560 39,850
14 Pennsylvania
$60,040
$39,090 51,990
15 Delaware
$59,440
$41,220 4,220
16 Minnesota
$59,180
$36,330 28,360
17 Ohio
$58,620
$35,180 47,130
18 Wyoming
$57,770
$43,400 3,100
19 Hawaii
$57,240
$41,770 6,170
20 Illinois
$56,610
$34,840 60,960
21 New Hampshire
$56,440
$39,380 5,910
22 New Mexico
$55,740
$34,910 7,950
23 Georgia
$55,110
$35,670 51,990
24 Vermont
$54,960
$37,080 3,680
25 Wisconsin
$54,530
$36,000 29,160
26 Nevada
$54,470
$40,020 10,430
27 Nebraska
$54,390
$38,260 9,930
28 Texas
$54,140
$41,300 144,980
29 Utah
$53,170
$32,530 15,680
30 Iowa
$52,570
$34,120 17,190
31 Kentucky
$52,410
$38,360 18,800
32 Maine
$52,380
$34,440 5,850
33 Alabama
$49,590
$37,400 24,710
34 Colorado
$48,930
$34,040 26,510
35 Missouri
$48,890
$32,760 28,490
36 Tennessee
$48,750
$35,220 29,950
37 North Dakota
$47,950
$36,390 4,190
38 Indiana
$47,800
$33,550 26,910
39 South Carolina
$47,680
$33,480 21,450
40 Louisiana
$47,320
$40,010 23,510
41 Kansas
$47,160
$34,140 14,570
42 Montana
$46,700
$29,220 4,260
43 Florida
$46,420
$34,470 73,190
44 Arkansas
$46,200
$34,560 12,540
45 West Virginia
$45,300
$34,200 6,230
46 Idaho
$44,790
$32,360 7,190
47 North Carolina
$43,110
$33,210 40,520
48 South Dakota
$41,470
$31,920 3,960
49 Mississippi
$41,400
$32,960 15,390
50 Arizona
$40,860
$32,250 22,320
51 Oklahoma
$38,830
$32,280 16,750
52 Puerto Rico
$36,750
$19,230 14,240
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