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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 $94,780, California is the highest paying state for postsecondary english language and literature teachers. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $88,530). 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 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 California
$94,780
$46,940 7,020
2 Alaska
$88,530
$63,490 120
3 Connecticut
$79,030
$48,930 840
4 New York
$77,970
$40,990 7,870
5 New Hampshire
$75,730
$54,740 410
6 Maine
$73,320
$41,630 400
7 Rhode Island
$72,060
$43,770 350
8 Michigan
$71,440
$35,530 2,050
9 New Mexico
$70,130
$43,020 290
10 Illinois
$70,100
$38,340 2,440
11 New Jersey
$69,390
$38,140 3,210
12 Iowa
$68,470
$40,500 760
13 Massachusetts
$67,730
$42,580 3,060
14 Florida
$67,530
$41,690 2,590
15 Utah
$65,830
$40,160 760
16 Maryland
$65,650
$41,980 1,380
17 District of Columbia
$64,820
$43,130 340
18 Oregon
$63,980
$36,300 680
19 Pennsylvania
$63,810
$33,230 4,350
20 Texas
$62,140
$24,100 5,660
21 Wisconsin
$62,060
$37,770 970
22 Puerto Rico
$61,580
$21,580 230
23 Nebraska
$61,050
$43,280 320
24 Arizona
$59,890
$20,090 690
25 Indiana
$59,650
$36,840 1,090
26 Ohio
$59,180
$24,600 2,770
27 Wyoming
$58,400
$37,800 120
28 Minnesota
$58,320
$36,340 1,150
29 North Dakota
$58,290
$39,660 130
30 South Carolina
$58,260
$41,150 890
31 Hawaii
$57,530
$28,720 370
32 Kentucky
$57,270
$36,710 870
33 North Carolina
$56,020
$36,600 2,790
34 West Virginia
$55,320
$19,650 430
35 Alabama
$55,280
$33,770 870
36 Mississippi
$55,200
$34,100 460
37 South Dakota
$55,190
$41,690 210
38 Idaho
$54,720
$38,920 320
39 Georgia
$53,950
$37,010 1,530
40 Missouri
$53,440
$25,520 980
41 Washington
$52,060
$38,400 1,670
42 Arkansas
$51,490
$34,330 530
43 Oklahoma
$51,180
$30,750 710
44 Colorado
$50,500
$32,830 1,330
45 Virginia
$50,390
$31,960 2,320
46 Montana
$50,080
$18,560 140
47 Vermont
$49,490
$34,730 580
48 Guam
$48,830
$34,510 60
49 Kansas
$48,810
$18,970 330
50 Louisiana
$46,360
$18,310 560
51 Tennessee
$44,260
$21,600 1,240
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