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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary philosophy and religion 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 philosophy and religion teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $89,830, New Hampshire is the highest paying state for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $86,860). 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 philosophy and religion teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New Hampshire
$89,830
$59,830 110
2 California
$86,860
$44,710 1,890
3 New Mexico
$84,380
$43,410 70
4 Massachusetts
$83,740
$47,010 720
5 Utah
$81,300
$45,350 150
6 Maryland
$81,160
$47,900 410
7 Rhode Island
$78,920
$60,970 120
8 Connecticut
$77,100
$31,860 410
9 New Jersey
$75,640
$39,900 690
10 Maine
$72,960
$36,060 100
11 Florida
$72,830
$40,440 560
12 Illinois
$71,550
$36,080 560
13 Michigan
$71,340
$36,720 750
14 Minnesota
$70,570
$43,290 500
15 New York
$69,260
$40,230 3,650
16 Oregon
$69,260
$42,670 220
17 Texas
$69,240
$20,740 1,560
18 Georgia
$69,190
$28,990 380
19 Hawaii
$68,710
$35,460 140
20 Pennsylvania
$68,400
$41,230 1,560
21 Arizona
$67,950
$25,550 160
22 District of Columbia
$67,870
$44,590 390
23 Indiana
$67,170
$38,290 530
24 Iowa
$65,060
$40,130 350
25 North Carolina
$63,590
$37,050 970
26 Wisconsin
$63,100
$43,040 280
27 Ohio
$62,750
$27,630 830
28 South Carolina
$62,550
$40,850 320
29 Nebraska
$62,340
$43,460 120
30 Kentucky
$61,310
$42,380 320
31 Alabama
$61,130
$36,250 230
32 Mississippi
$60,700
$35,000 70
33 Arkansas
$60,640
$30,590 150
34 Washington
$59,380
$41,950 450
35 Tennessee
$58,980
$31,940 490
36 South Dakota
$58,840
$42,630 60
37 Virginia
$58,790
$34,020 870
38 Missouri
$57,580
$18,390 590
39 Louisiana
$56,600
$34,280 40
40 Vermont
$55,950
$38,340 180
41 Idaho
$55,430
$17,460 160
42 West Virginia
$51,860
$25,850 80
43 Kansas
$49,870
$21,130 90
44 Montana
$45,580
$18,470 70
45 Oklahoma
$44,310
$27,010 250
46 Colorado
$42,150
$23,800 490
47 Puerto Rico
$39,620
$17,870 60

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

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