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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Geography Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary geography 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 geography teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $103,530, Iowa is the highest paying state for postsecondary geography teachers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $100,160). 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 geography teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Geography Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Iowa
$103,530
$58,410 30
2 California
$100,160
$51,600 310
3 New Mexico
$93,500
$73,990 30
4 Arizona
$92,940
$57,830 60
5 New Jersey
$90,290
$38,850 70
6 Massachusetts
$89,950
$52,050 200
7 Florida
$89,650
$50,690 110
8 Pennsylvania
$89,060
$42,300 260
9 Ohio
$88,130
$41,560 190
10 Vermont
$84,360
$43,500 50
11 Nevada
$81,240
$36,190 50
12 Texas
$77,920
$29,970 250
13 Michigan
$77,890
$30,090 150
14 New York
$77,530
$44,220 210
15 Alabama
$77,320
$53,030 70
16 Illinois
$77,200
$46,510 130
17 Maryland
$76,910
$46,790 170
18 Hawaii
$76,680
$31,490 40
19 Arkansas
$75,460
$52,580 30
20 Georgia
$75,420
$51,010 70
21 Colorado
$75,340
$36,080 150
22 Minnesota
$74,450
$42,150 100
23 North Carolina
$74,110
$43,900 130
24 Louisiana
$72,390
$55,370 50
25 Oregon
$71,650
$49,510 50
26 South Carolina
$70,790
$47,070 90
27 Missouri
$70,240
$44,970 80
28 Wisconsin
$69,960
$49,000 160
29 Indiana
$69,640
$42,120 40
30 Tennessee
$68,660
$36,250 50
31 Kansas
$67,470
$37,660 50
32 Virginia
$67,120
$37,770 220
33 Montana
$66,860
$18,960 40
34 Washington
$64,300
$40,580 120
35 Idaho
$63,430
$19,090 30
36 West Virginia
$62,960
$39,570 30
37 Utah
$62,230
$40,770 50
38 Mississippi
$61,450
$41,100 40
39 Kentucky
$59,410
$40,860 40
40 Nebraska
$58,710
$43,220 40
41 Oklahoma
$51,690
$33,860 60

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

See also: Highest paying industries for postsecondary geography teachers, Top Paying Jobs in America.