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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 $79,110, New York is the highest paying state for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education. It is followed by Connecticut (average annual salary $78,960). 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 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 New York
$79,110
$47,150 39,390
2 Connecticut
$78,960
$49,660 9,340
3 Alaska
$76,450
$53,740 1,480
4 Massachusetts
$74,070
$47,350 18,630
5 California
$73,600
$47,420 50,820
6 District of Columbia
$73,340
$53,690 1,390
7 Oregon
$72,990
$42,450 6,180
8 Rhode Island
$68,340
$39,610 1,630
9 New Jersey
$67,780
$52,730 24,670
10 Washington
$65,110
$44,160 8,560
11 Michigan
$64,800
$38,250 13,010
12 Maryland
$62,840
$42,630 12,110
13 Virginia
$62,610
$41,860 16,640
14 Pennsylvania
$62,490
$37,610 25,310
15 Delaware
$61,430
$43,440 2,190
16 Illinois
$61,400
$37,790 21,310
17 Minnesota
$61,040
$38,030 11,480
18 Ohio
$59,810
$36,540 33,170
19 Hawaii
$59,610
$41,450 1,910
20 Wyoming
$59,530
$45,180 1,090
21 New Hampshire
$58,410
$38,670 3,530
22 Nebraska
$58,310
$40,530 3,410
23 Wisconsin
$57,640
$39,950 13,340
24 Vermont
$57,460
$41,170 1,160
25 Nevada
$57,350
$42,300 4,310
26 Texas
$56,210
$42,060 69,770
27 Georgia
$55,650
$37,970 28,820
28 North Dakota
$55,480
$41,010 1,070
29 Iowa
$55,450
$34,540 7,120
30 Utah
$55,370
$34,450 6,110
31 Montana
$53,510
$33,610 1,850
32 Kentucky
$53,410
$39,710 8,060
33 Maine
$53,340
$36,360 3,340
34 New Mexico
$52,660
$36,540 3,660
35 South Carolina
$51,630
$35,840 8,090
36 Idaho
$50,280
$34,190 1,810
37 Colorado
$49,840
$35,370 12,990
38 Indiana
$49,680
$34,320 9,490
39 Alabama
$49,660
$37,950 9,960
40 Kansas
$48,900
$36,630 6,200
41 Missouri
$48,850
$34,860 12,470
42 Tennessee
$48,570
$37,250 12,080
43 Louisiana
$48,530
$40,200 6,930
44 Florida
$48,220
$36,590 31,300
45 Arkansas
$48,180
$36,670 6,200
46 Guam
$47,360
$32,700 500
47 West Virginia
$45,140
$33,470 4,230
48 North Carolina
$45,000
$34,030 19,650
49 Mississippi
$44,700
$34,390 5,550
50 Arizona
$42,800
$31,900 10,100
51 South Dakota
$41,900
$32,740 2,020
52 Oklahoma
$40,080
$32,470 7,440
53 Virgin Islands
$31,720
$21,840 30
54 Puerto Rico
$19,580
$16,340 1,140
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