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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 $89,610, New Hampshire is the highest paying state for postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers. It is followed by New Mexico (average annual salary $84,380). 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 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
$89,610
$60,860 110
2 New Mexico
$84,380
$43,410 70
3 Utah
$84,240
$44,190 170
4 Rhode Island
$81,200
$63,560 130
5 District of Columbia
$81,190
$47,490 480
6 California
$80,950
$43,130 1,630
7 Massachusetts
$80,470
$45,180 730
8 New Jersey
$76,390
$41,050 630
9 Maine
$76,310
$41,400 120
10 Maryland
$75,970
$42,740 390
11 Connecticut
$74,020
$30,000 340
12 Pennsylvania
$73,580
$40,640 1,340
13 Michigan
$73,360
$39,930 640
14 Illinois
$72,700
$40,530 650
15 Georgia
$72,410
$29,020 390
16 Indiana
$71,920
$40,130 380
17 Florida
$71,390
$39,430 680
18 Hawaii
$70,830
$37,070 140
19 Arizona
$70,440
$40,780 160
20 Minnesota
$69,690
$39,720 490
21 Iowa
$69,250
$42,530 350
22 New York
$69,120
$40,120 3,800
23 North Carolina
$68,950
$42,730 1,050
24 Texas
$68,210
$24,620 1,500
25 Wisconsin
$67,690
$38,410 350
26 Arkansas
$66,630
$30,580 80
27 Nebraska
$65,830
$44,530 110
28 Washington
$65,000
$43,730 420
29 Oregon
$64,960
$38,960 270
30 Missouri
$64,560
$22,550 670
31 Virginia
$64,230
$35,990 800
32 Ohio
$63,670
$32,550 980
33 Tennessee
$62,780
$36,110 430
34 Idaho
$62,570
$17,910 110
35 South Dakota
$62,290
$44,030 40
36 Alabama
$62,030
$40,820 220
37 Kentucky
$61,570
$47,140 310
38 South Carolina
$60,860
$39,810 220
39 West Virginia
$60,810
$28,490 80
40 Kansas
$57,550
$28,260 200
41 Mississippi
$57,160
$34,690 70
42 Louisiana
$56,600
$34,280 40
43 Vermont
$55,950
$38,340 180
44 Nevada
$53,370
$18,180 90
45 Oklahoma
$53,070
$26,790 340
46 Colorado
$48,290
$25,170 500
47 Puerto Rico
$45,010
$24,790 60
48 Montana
$40,180
$17,790 70

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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