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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary nursing instructors and 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 nursing instructors and teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $131,960, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $92,000). 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 nursing instructors and teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$131,960
$79,340 530
2 New Jersey
$92,000
$47,420 2,220
3 California
$89,030
$49,290 3,870
4 Connecticut
$87,120
$55,960 860
5 New York
$86,910
$48,440 4,190
6 Hawaii
$81,920
$50,710 300
7 Maryland
$77,700
$41,560 1,220
8 Delaware
$77,340
$50,760 280
9 New Hampshire
$76,510
$47,470 250
10 Massachusetts
$75,790
$48,400 1,650
11 Arizona
$75,030
$43,220 810
12 Alaska
$74,640
$53,270 40
13 Wisconsin
$74,310
$51,560 1,050
14 Pennsylvania
$72,440
$38,670 3,610
15 Oregon
$72,240
$51,790 530
16 Mississippi
$71,530
$40,770 490
17 Florida
$71,470
$44,450 2,240
18 Vermont
$71,410
$35,800 0
19 Michigan
$70,850
$33,860 1,150
20 Indiana
$70,620
$37,940 1,530
21 Iowa
$69,820
$43,380 740
22 Minnesota
$69,470
$38,570 1,410
23 North Dakota
$69,430
$46,870 190
24 South Carolina
$69,350
$49,450 790
25 Utah
$69,350
$52,510 260
26 Nevada
$69,240
$34,110 380
27 Missouri
$68,760
$46,520 1,180
28 Kentucky
$68,740
$38,680 960
29 Washington
$68,310
$45,160 1,070
30 Ohio
$67,990
$19,690 3,220
31 Rhode Island
$67,800
$53,570 260
32 Virginia
$67,700
$38,580 1,310
33 New Mexico
$67,320
$40,920 120
34 Texas
$67,230
$37,830 3,660
35 Montana
$66,680
$48,160 170
36 Colorado
$66,140
$22,930 1,350
37 Idaho
$65,650
$38,060 280
38 Wyoming
$65,400
$52,950 120
39 Georgia
$64,440
$32,720 1,270
40 Illinois
$63,950
$39,280 1,440
41 Nebraska
$63,490
$47,010 630
42 North Carolina
$62,700
$43,520 2,030
43 Louisiana
$62,550
$41,840 790
44 Tennessee
$61,910
$48,550 730
45 Alabama
$61,500
$28,450 1,490
46 Kansas
$61,040
$18,730 520
47 South Dakota
$58,690
$43,180 260
48 West Virginia
$56,800
$33,110 490
49 Oklahoma
$54,440
$32,810 490
50 Maine
$54,380
$41,510 360
51 Arkansas
$51,410
$30,740 670
52 Puerto Rico
$31,380
$16,730 1,060
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