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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 $93,930, New Jersey is the highest paying state for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $92,840). 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 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 New Jersey
$93,930
$63,540 2,060
2 California
$92,840
$53,570 3,870
3 Oregon
$86,830
$55,990 590
4 New York
$83,030
$40,080 4,290
5 Connecticut
$81,590
$55,550 1,130
6 Nevada
$81,490
$37,250 300
7 Massachusetts
$78,870
$51,500 1,360
8 New Hampshire
$77,490
$50,740 250
9 Hawaii
$75,180
$38,860 270
10 Alaska
$74,640
$53,270 40
11 Delaware
$74,570
$52,540 320
12 Arizona
$73,930
$45,450 540
13 Florida
$73,840
$46,080 2,590
14 Rhode Island
$73,160
$53,680 200
15 Maryland
$72,110
$41,290 1,250
16 Wisconsin
$71,520
$52,020 1,050
17 North Dakota
$70,670
$48,540 180
18 District of Columbia
$70,110
$37,270 280
19 Missouri
$69,900
$47,610 1,170
20 Minnesota
$69,470
$38,570 1,400
21 Kentucky
$69,080
$41,750 1,090
22 Utah
$69,080
$52,450 300
23 South Carolina
$68,150
$50,690 840
24 New Mexico
$68,050
$47,670 260
25 Michigan
$67,640
$27,530 1,200
26 Wyoming
$66,790
$52,580 120
27 Iowa
$66,660
$44,020 520
28 Indiana
$65,880
$37,830 1,620
29 Illinois
$65,850
$41,850 1,510
30 Pennsylvania
$65,480
$38,130 3,210
31 Washington
$64,720
$43,080 1,000
32 Maine
$64,100
$43,270 240
33 Idaho
$63,140
$43,200 240
34 Nebraska
$63,040
$45,850 560
35 Texas
$63,030
$41,770 4,170
36 Ohio
$62,960
$20,340 3,250
37 North Carolina
$62,490
$45,000 1,980
38 Tennessee
$62,480
$44,150 920
39 Louisiana
$62,170
$32,880 960
40 Virginia
$61,460
$33,940 1,650
41 Montana
$60,980
$42,820 170
42 Georgia
$60,930
$36,860 1,000
43 Alabama
$59,920
$27,950 1,530
44 Oklahoma
$58,480
$40,440 760
45 Colorado
$57,550
$22,590 1,490
46 West Virginia
$56,880
$38,020 350
47 South Dakota
$56,200
$42,580 250
48 Arkansas
$53,930
$29,200 530
49 Kansas
$50,800
$39,130 670
50 Puerto Rico
$38,160
$17,350 800
See also: Highest paying industries for postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers, Top Paying Jobs in America.