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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Law Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary law 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 law teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $164,800, Iowa is the highest paying state for postsecondary law teachers. It is followed by Louisiana (average annual salary $148,640). 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 law teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Law Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Iowa
$164,800
$39,910 50
2 Louisiana
$148,640
$80,180 520
3 Maryland
$143,400
$63,910 50
4 New Jersey
$137,150
$61,100 450
5 Kentucky
$133,900
$50,250 200
6 Illinois
$133,790
$64,660 830
7 Michigan
$131,790
$55,680 270
8 Mississippi
$130,110
$35,410 110
9 Tennessee
$121,570
$58,030 170
10 Colorado
$121,040
$56,590 220
11 New York
$118,270
$45,120 2,820
12 Indiana
$118,080
$50,680 330
13 Oregon
$116,230
$47,410 60
14 Virginia
$114,920
$43,440 590
15 Massachusetts
$114,520
$52,940 1,090
16 California
$112,720
$46,160 1,540
17 North Carolina
$111,430
$46,000 510
18 Florida
$110,740
$57,220 660
19 Alabama
$109,230
$34,920 130
20 Arkansas
$107,500
$49,500 80
21 South Dakota
$106,660
$56,100 40
22 Arizona
$106,420
$32,330 130
23 Utah
$105,910
$47,340 150
24 Kansas
$105,030
$28,340 60
25 Hawaii
$100,490
$32,750 70
26 South Carolina
$100,280
$51,170 100
27 Pennsylvania
$99,260
$46,070 540
28 Georgia
$98,860
$47,100 260
29 District of Columbia
$98,270
$56,820 1,050
30 Ohio
$95,880
$34,020 650
31 Wisconsin
$95,230
$55,450 140
32 Washington
$93,250
$36,220 160
33 Missouri
$90,820
$41,780 150
34 Oklahoma
$87,150
$39,800 140
35 Minnesota
$76,340
$19,210 330
36 Puerto Rico
$73,960
$25,400 40
37 New Hampshire
$73,660
$18,500 0

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

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