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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Political Science Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary political science 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 political science teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $99,600, Massachusetts is the highest paying state for postsecondary political science teachers. It is followed by Rhode Island (average annual salary $99,380). 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 political science teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Political Science Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Massachusetts
$99,600
$56,540 940
2 Rhode Island
$99,380
$66,570 120
3 California
$98,800
$49,860 930
4 New York
$98,460
$43,680 1,640
5 Vermont
$97,290
$37,450 110
6 District of Columbia
$96,330
$53,290 1,220
7 New Mexico
$94,120
$61,790 60
8 New Hampshire
$92,510
$62,990 100
9 Connecticut
$91,150
$56,890 220
10 Minnesota
$90,590
$51,920 240
11 Michigan
$88,800
$37,410 400
12 Indiana
$86,100
$54,720 200
13 Pennsylvania
$85,210
$47,400 670
14 Hawaii
$83,830
$33,480 50
15 Florida
$82,820
$53,020 390
16 Ohio
$82,180
$40,800 580
17 Idaho
$81,750
$41,330 30
18 Maryland
$81,320
$46,160 280
19 Iowa
$80,550
$53,210 140
20 New Jersey
$80,540
$44,440 710
21 Arizona
$79,100
$45,170 120
22 Illinois
$78,720
$44,280 530
23 Alabama
$78,300
$54,400 150
24 Utah
$76,640
$47,060 120
25 Wisconsin
$75,340
$51,390 210
26 Kentucky
$75,340
$48,170 180
27 Georgia
$74,860
$44,920 390
28 North Carolina
$73,510
$42,080 510
29 Oregon
$73,320
$47,760 220
30 Colorado
$73,310
$33,410 340
31 South Carolina
$73,110
$45,350 130
32 Missouri
$72,690
$48,560 220
33 Arkansas
$72,540
$43,200 60
34 Texas
$72,490
$31,870 1,670
35 South Dakota
$72,070
$48,920 40
36 Maine
$71,680
$38,640 90
37 Washington
$71,600
$44,420 490
38 Louisiana
$70,380
$42,510 110
39 Mississippi
$70,380
$45,240 60
40 Nebraska
$67,480
$40,970 90
41 Wyoming
$65,110
$28,070 40
42 Virginia
$65,030
$34,840 800
43 Tennessee
$64,330
$39,020 190
44 West Virginia
$61,490
$23,660 70
45 Nevada
$58,390
$33,270 80
46 Oklahoma
$55,710
$30,510 180
47 Montana
$53,640
$18,070 40
48 Kansas
$48,830
$34,770 110

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

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