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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 $81,930, Florida is the highest paying state for postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers. It is followed by New Hampshire (average annual salary $81,890). 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 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 Florida
$81,930
$48,470 660
2 New Hampshire
$81,890
$56,910 170
3 California
$81,860
$43,430 3,270
4 Maine
$78,850
$47,940 90
5 Utah
$77,780
$47,470 320
6 Connecticut
$75,230
$44,320 230
7 New Mexico
$73,300
$44,160 110
8 Maryland
$72,200
$52,070 240
9 New York
$72,060
$39,110 3,130
10 Rhode Island
$71,350
$44,220 150
11 Michigan
$68,020
$35,910 760
12 New Jersey
$67,960
$34,750 750
13 Massachusetts
$67,910
$51,340 1,200
14 Pennsylvania
$67,410
$30,620 2,120
15 Illinois
$67,330
$42,450 700
16 Vermont
$66,600
$43,240 280
17 Puerto Rico
$65,440
$22,030 280
18 Hawaii
$63,460
$28,560 310
19 Alabama
$63,270
$42,050 140
20 Nebraska
$63,180
$48,980 40
21 Minnesota
$61,620
$42,440 660
22 Iowa
$61,410
$40,600 310
23 Wisconsin
$61,310
$36,870 490
24 Indiana
$60,530
$38,210 670
25 Kentucky
$59,870
$29,900 280
26 Ohio
$59,380
$20,050 1,220
27 North Dakota
$59,300
$41,420 50
28 Texas
$57,790
$19,600 2,000
29 Washington
$57,040
$40,470 680
30 South Dakota
$56,390
$41,090 70
31 Missouri
$56,340
$33,880 330
32 Mississippi
$56,110
$33,210 120
33 North Carolina
$55,350
$35,740 1,280
34 Kansas
$55,170
$30,500 70
35 District of Columbia
$54,980
$23,480 940
36 Colorado
$54,740
$32,840 490
37 Arkansas
$54,160
$33,290 150
38 Wyoming
$53,890
$26,410 30
39 South Carolina
$53,430
$22,230 340
40 West Virginia
$53,270
$33,760 70
41 Virginia
$52,640
$35,170 1,310
42 Oregon
$52,370
$27,690 430
43 Georgia
$52,320
$30,390 790
44 Arizona
$52,170
$30,900 370
45 Oklahoma
$50,780
$31,130 180
46 Tennessee
$50,610
$28,880 420
47 Idaho
$47,570
$35,760 200
48 Montana
$46,720
$31,720 60
49 Louisiana
$45,720
$31,760 150

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers in those states is not available at this time.

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