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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 $101,130, Massachusetts is the highest paying state for postsecondary political science teachers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $99,740). 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 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
$101,130
$56,650 840
2 California
$99,740
$49,390 950
3 Vermont
$97,290
$37,450 110
4 New York
$96,880
$44,630 1,510
5 New Mexico
$94,120
$61,790 60
6 Michigan
$91,780
$36,760 400
7 Connecticut
$91,500
$54,990 280
8 New Hampshire
$91,140
$61,120 90
9 Florida
$89,970
$55,200 290
10 Utah
$88,110
$52,450 130
11 Minnesota
$87,540
$50,610 260
12 Rhode Island
$86,880
$59,500 110
13 District of Columbia
$84,680
$52,190 1,340
14 Hawaii
$83,830
$33,480 50
15 Pennsylvania
$82,940
$49,110 1,060
16 Maryland
$82,470
$49,990 270
17 Maine
$81,510
$37,260 100
18 Kentucky
$80,150
$48,660 180
19 Iowa
$79,150
$51,910 130
20 Ohio
$79,090
$35,640 510
21 New Jersey
$79,000
$44,540 800
22 Illinois
$78,390
$43,420 450
23 Oregon
$78,240
$55,360 100
24 Arizona
$76,720
$37,250 170
25 Indiana
$76,060
$43,660 280
26 Alabama
$74,350
$51,510 150
27 Texas
$73,230
$33,280 1,760
28 North Carolina
$71,460
$43,260 500
29 South Carolina
$71,110
$45,590 130
30 Arkansas
$70,590
$51,960 70
31 Louisiana
$70,380
$42,510 110
32 South Dakota
$70,320
$46,590 40
33 Wisconsin
$69,880
$48,070 210
34 Colorado
$69,470
$31,250 310
35 Georgia
$66,430
$42,080 380
36 Mississippi
$65,910
$42,060 70
37 Nebraska
$65,310
$39,840 80
38 Virginia
$65,030
$34,840 800
39 Wyoming
$64,690
$31,830 40
40 Washington
$63,340
$42,660 490
41 West Virginia
$58,760
$30,710 60
42 Montana
$56,360
$19,180 50
43 Missouri
$55,940
$34,890 370
44 Tennessee
$51,850
$30,920 200
45 Oklahoma
$49,560
$35,820 190
46 Kansas
$45,560
$26,190 50

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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