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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 $103,130, Florida 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 2017 [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 Florida
$103,130
$71,960 80
2 California
$100,160
$51,600 310
3 Iowa
$93,070
$51,460 30
4 Michigan
$88,010
$43,490 160
5 Massachusetts
$85,520
$54,560 190
6 New Jersey
$85,450
$54,400 80
7 Ohio
$82,070
$36,740 200
8 Arizona
$80,700
$37,090 60
9 Illinois
$80,620
$35,080 120
10 Pennsylvania
$80,200
$40,590 320
11 Texas
$79,790
$41,490 230
12 Alabama
$75,800
$52,140 60
13 Arkansas
$75,460
$52,580 30
14 New York
$75,430
$38,390 250
15 Oklahoma
$75,290
$43,760 80
16 Maryland
$75,000
$45,740 190
17 Oregon
$74,760
$47,370 40
18 Hawaii
$74,070
$31,640 50
19 Minnesota
$73,700
$42,960 100
20 Utah
$73,000
$41,470 40
21 Georgia
$71,490
$47,040 50
22 South Carolina
$70,790
$47,070 90
23 Kentucky
$70,760
$44,870 70
24 Wisconsin
$69,660
$50,810 130
25 Indiana
$69,640
$42,120 40
26 North Carolina
$69,140
$47,220 160
27 Kansas
$67,470
$37,660 50
28 Montana
$66,860
$18,960 40
29 Virginia
$65,260
$35,610 190
30 Colorado
$64,880
$33,210 150
31 Missouri
$64,840
$35,980 90
32 Tennessee
$63,800
$33,140 60
33 Idaho
$63,430
$19,090 30
34 West Virginia
$62,960
$39,570 30
35 Mississippi
$61,450
$41,100 40
36 Nebraska
$58,710
$43,220 40
37 Washington
$57,240
$40,090 150

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.