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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary english language and literature 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 english language and literature teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $96,710, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for postsecondary english language and literature teachers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $92,410). 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 english language and literature teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$96,710
$54,420 290
2 California
$92,410
$45,530 6,790
3 Alaska
$88,530
$63,490 120
4 Connecticut
$79,580
$49,690 690
5 Rhode Island
$79,060
$54,010 330
6 New Hampshire
$77,010
$55,440 410
7 New York
$76,380
$42,250 7,740
8 New Jersey
$73,290
$40,350 2,730
9 Delaware
$71,880
$46,500 220
10 Massachusetts
$71,360
$45,150 2,820
11 Pennsylvania
$68,370
$34,800 4,300
12 Idaho
$68,350
$41,540 280
13 Maryland
$68,280
$42,490 1,300
14 Iowa
$68,190
$38,140 940
15 Florida
$67,300
$42,270 2,550
16 Illinois
$66,200
$35,650 2,790
17 Arizona
$65,510
$38,700 820
18 Wisconsin
$64,940
$40,890 740
19 Ohio
$64,320
$29,810 2,820
20 Oregon
$64,110
$39,510 790
21 Michigan
$63,420
$33,190 1,740
22 Utah
$62,690
$39,780 880
23 Texas
$62,470
$22,230 5,090
24 Nebraska
$62,430
$44,200 310
25 Maine
$61,610
$41,970 430
26 Georgia
$61,510
$38,770 1,360
27 South Carolina
$60,840
$42,220 740
28 New Mexico
$60,640
$41,630 290
29 Wyoming
$60,630
$37,650 110
30 Puerto Rico
$60,590
$17,580 250
31 Minnesota
$60,550
$36,570 1,020
32 Indiana
$59,650
$36,840 1,080
33 Missouri
$59,590
$31,300 1,030
34 Hawaii
$58,750
$28,810 450
35 North Dakota
$57,480
$35,070 140
36 Alabama
$57,390
$36,550 870
37 North Carolina
$57,010
$37,680 2,890
38 Mississippi
$56,550
$36,560 380
39 Kentucky
$56,530
$36,200 750
40 Washington
$55,950
$40,420 1,490
41 Virginia
$55,790
$34,150 2,320
42 South Dakota
$54,180
$41,670 190
43 Nevada
$53,940
$33,920 480
44 West Virginia
$53,110
$19,270 540
45 Kansas
$52,690
$18,340 500
46 Colorado
$51,890
$33,340 1,390
47 Arkansas
$49,940
$33,500 640
48 Vermont
$49,490
$34,730 450
49 Tennessee
$49,450
$23,640 1,180
50 Guam
$48,830
$34,510 60
51 Montana
$48,610
$29,820 160
52 Oklahoma
$47,630
$28,880 670
53 Louisiana
$46,360
$18,310 560
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