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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Physics Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary physics 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 physics teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $104,820, New York is the highest paying state for postsecondary physics teachers. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $103,760). 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 physics teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Physics Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New York
$104,820
$53,710 1,410
2 Massachusetts
$103,760
$56,430 540
3 Iowa
$97,590
$62,760 160
4 New Hampshire
$96,630
$46,640 100
5 New Jersey
$96,240
$53,330 490
6 Ohio
$96,020
$48,060 530
7 New Mexico
$95,290
$60,870 140
8 California
$95,150
$50,780 1,220
9 Indiana
$95,040
$54,620 310
10 Rhode Island
$94,420
$53,550 110
11 Kansas
$94,380
$46,140 90
12 Arizona
$93,820
$52,530 220
13 Michigan
$92,900
$46,920 410
14 District of Columbia
$92,220
$49,210 60
15 Florida
$90,730
$57,820 460
16 Connecticut
$88,830
$55,970 120
17 Maryland
$88,370
$48,000 460
18 Idaho
$87,790
$44,860 50
19 Louisiana
$87,450
$46,150 70
20 Colorado
$85,420
$38,670 320
21 Utah
$85,060
$39,700 180
22 Pennsylvania
$84,250
$43,470 780
23 Puerto Rico
$83,470
$54,960 100
24 Alabama
$82,480
$52,310 160
25 Illinois
$81,770
$41,330 590
26 Hawaii
$81,480
$42,610 50
27 Texas
$81,150
$39,980 1,090
28 North Dakota
$81,130
$51,870 40
29 Vermont
$80,690
$45,220 50
30 Montana
$80,600
$43,300 40
31 Oregon
$79,970
$53,640 140
32 Maine
$78,250
$50,080 70
33 Arkansas
$77,690
$43,980 90
34 North Carolina
$77,090
$45,870 500
35 Minnesota
$76,930
$48,520 260
36 Mississippi
$75,920
$45,530 70
37 Wisconsin
$75,630
$52,570 280
38 South Carolina
$75,570
$48,670 90
39 South Dakota
$74,900
$48,980 40
40 Oklahoma
$74,900
$51,310 100
41 West Virginia
$74,720
$33,510 70
42 Virginia
$73,500
$39,440 380
43 Georgia
$73,220
$47,790 190
44 Nebraska
$72,120
$49,570 90
45 Missouri
$71,610
$41,390 210
46 Wyoming
$71,300
$48,640 30
47 Nevada
$70,070
$33,700 90
48 Washington
$66,570
$44,620 470
49 Kentucky
$66,170
$43,260 110
50 Tennessee
$66,100
$45,650 260
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