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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary foreign 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 foreign language and literature teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $83,160, New Hampshire is the highest paying state for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $83,080). 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 foreign language and literature teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

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

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New Hampshire
$83,160
$57,290 170
2 California
$83,080
$44,780 2,870
3 Rhode Island
$79,110
$51,380 140
4 Maryland
$76,840
$52,630 220
5 New Jersey
$75,650
$41,000 670
6 Florida
$74,420
$43,950 640
7 Utah
$73,850
$45,720 320
8 New Mexico
$73,300
$44,160 110
9 Connecticut
$72,960
$42,290 230
10 Pennsylvania
$71,450
$36,040 1,850
11 New York
$70,820
$41,950 3,360
12 Michigan
$70,570
$35,600 480
13 Massachusetts
$70,470
$47,000 1,800
14 Maine
$66,780
$44,620 110
15 Vermont
$66,600
$43,240 280
16 Puerto Rico
$65,120
$18,630 310
17 Missouri
$64,760
$39,230 240
18 Illinois
$64,550
$40,770 770
19 Iowa
$64,250
$42,650 320
20 Hawaii
$63,460
$28,560 310
21 Alabama
$63,230
$42,910 140
22 Indiana
$62,730
$40,310 530
23 Ohio
$62,140
$31,900 1,170
24 Minnesota
$61,940
$43,950 650
25 Wisconsin
$61,830
$36,010 490
26 Nebraska
$61,280
$45,290 40
27 Virginia
$61,030
$36,510 990
28 Oregon
$59,820
$40,620 450
29 North Dakota
$59,660
$36,890 60
30 Kansas
$59,320
$20,390 140
31 Washington
$58,510
$41,390 730
32 South Dakota
$58,490
$41,880 70
33 North Carolina
$58,280
$37,820 1,060
34 Texas
$58,180
$21,650 1,790
35 Kentucky
$57,910
$35,800 240
36 Colorado
$57,820
$34,450 500
37 South Carolina
$57,110
$42,370 220
38 District of Columbia
$56,570
$24,330 710
39 Georgia
$56,460
$28,440 660
40 Tennessee
$56,090
$33,660 370
41 Mississippi
$56,030
$34,630 110
42 Arkansas
$55,330
$32,690 120
43 Arizona
$55,160
$36,700 420
44 Wyoming
$53,890
$26,410 30
45 Oklahoma
$52,160
$29,290 160
46 West Virginia
$49,770
$21,330 60
47 Idaho
$49,510
$39,680 180
48 Nevada
$49,000
$33,840 170
49 Montana
$48,530
$32,570 70
50 Louisiana
$48,050
$32,500 140
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