National Salary Info » Highest Paying States for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Highest Paying States for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

The highest paying states for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education (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 middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $77,380, Connecticut is the highest paying state for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $75,660). 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 middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Connecticut
$77,380
$49,820 9,240
2 New York
$75,660
$45,230 40,350
3 Alaska
$74,000
$51,660 1,420
4 Massachusetts
$71,790
$46,200 18,610
5 District of Columbia
$69,710
$45,290 1,440
6 California
$69,610
$44,750 47,440
7 Rhode Island
$68,530
$39,620 1,800
8 New Jersey
$66,790
$52,170 24,470
9 Illinois
$66,020
$41,530 31,080
10 Michigan
$64,380
$37,880 15,260
11 Oregon
$64,110
$40,400 5,560
12 Washington
$64,050
$44,060 9,950
13 Maryland
$62,400
$37,700 11,550
14 Virginia
$60,820
$41,250 16,180
15 Pennsylvania
$60,070
$38,740 24,520
16 Wyoming
$58,880
$44,320 1,100
17 Minnesota
$58,870
$36,130 10,630
18 Ohio
$58,650
$35,950 31,180
19 Delaware
$57,990
$41,740 1,970
20 Hawaii
$57,890
$42,160 1,930
21 Wisconsin
$57,400
$39,010 12,280
22 New Hampshire
$57,350
$38,690 3,720
23 Vermont
$57,130
$39,570 1,050
24 Iowa
$56,680
$38,540 6,270
25 Nevada
$55,920
$40,510 4,440
26 Georgia
$55,790
$39,560 27,240
27 Nebraska
$55,450
$40,660 3,720
28 Montana
$55,210
$33,970 2,280
29 Utah
$54,840
$35,080 4,820
30 Texas
$54,510
$41,490 72,080
31 North Dakota
$54,250
$40,180 970
32 New Mexico
$52,960
$36,110 4,050
33 Kentucky
$52,460
$38,760 8,180
34 Maine
$52,080
$35,180 2,980
35 Indiana
$49,650
$34,250 9,730
36 Alabama
$49,110
$37,850 9,390
37 Colorado
$49,050
$34,760 13,240
38 South Carolina
$48,850
$34,850 9,070
39 Idaho
$48,790
$34,170 2,760
40 Missouri
$48,640
$33,830 13,220
41 Kansas
$48,470
$35,920 5,770
42 Tennessee
$47,940
$35,480 10,340
43 Louisiana
$47,820
$39,910 6,600
44 Arkansas
$47,510
$36,020 5,880
45 Florida
$47,150
$36,080 31,880
46 Guam
$45,270
$31,650 510
47 West Virginia
$44,450
$32,710 4,520
48 North Carolina
$43,020
$33,380 18,820
49 Arizona
$42,250
$31,930 9,910
50 Mississippi
$42,050
$33,460 5,780
51 South Dakota
$42,000
$32,350 2,030
52 Oklahoma
$40,290
$32,390 7,600
53 Virgin Islands
$29,690
$17,750 30
54 Puerto Rico
$19,090
$16,260 1,090
See also: Highest paying industries for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education, Top Paying Jobs in America.