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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 $103,980, Massachusetts is the highest paying state for postsecondary physics teachers. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $100,430). 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 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 Massachusetts
$103,980
$52,640 610
2 New York
$100,430
$49,680 1,430
3 New Mexico
$95,290
$60,870 140
4 California
$95,150
$50,780 1,120
5 Iowa
$95,070
$59,400 140
6 Florida
$93,700
$56,590 500
7 Ohio
$91,690
$43,450 530
8 New Hampshire
$91,450
$44,260 100
9 Maryland
$90,790
$47,140 480
10 Arizona
$90,040
$49,450 180
11 New Jersey
$89,420
$50,220 550
12 Michigan
$88,230
$45,150 510
13 Connecticut
$87,660
$54,750 170
14 Utah
$86,610
$40,620 170
15 District of Columbia
$86,210
$44,800 90
16 Hawaii
$85,430
$40,940 60
17 Colorado
$84,700
$37,980 290
18 Indiana
$83,750
$48,520 370
19 Pennsylvania
$83,180
$44,520 950
20 Montana
$80,600
$43,300 40
21 Rhode Island
$80,460
$48,050 100
22 Texas
$80,460
$40,680 1,210
23 Kentucky
$79,840
$45,260 160
24 Alabama
$79,780
$51,060 150
25 Illinois
$79,030
$38,440 450
26 Louisiana
$78,430
$41,030 90
27 North Carolina
$78,170
$45,770 480
28 Maine
$77,610
$53,190 70
29 Oregon
$77,240
$52,730 110
30 Idaho
$74,110
$41,530 50
31 West Virginia
$73,720
$42,720 70
32 Minnesota
$73,560
$45,680 270
33 South Dakota
$73,480
$49,780 40
34 Virginia
$73,100
$37,770 390
35 Arkansas
$72,800
$41,710 90
36 Mississippi
$72,200
$43,070 70
37 Georgia
$71,790
$44,710 230
38 Wisconsin
$71,340
$50,440 210
39 Nebraska
$70,080
$47,910 80
40 South Carolina
$66,980
$42,700 120
41 Missouri
$66,410
$28,960 240
42 Oklahoma
$65,550
$38,900 120
43 Tennessee
$64,710
$42,700 250
44 Washington
$64,450
$44,450 450
45 Kansas
$60,180
$43,760 30

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

See also: Highest paying industries for postsecondary physics teachers, Top Paying Jobs in America.