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Highest Paying States for Other Postsecondary Teachers

The highest paying states for other postsecondary 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 other postsecondary teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $86,830, New York is the highest paying state for other postsecondary teachers. It is followed by Rhode Island (average annual salary $85,950). 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 other postsecondary teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Other Postsecondary Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 New York
$86,830
$44,420 6,150
2 Rhode Island
$85,950
$47,400 450
3 Maryland
$78,360
$19,170 4,410
4 Utah
$76,260
$35,840 1,010
5 Michigan
$76,230
$20,040 9,510
6 New Hampshire
$74,450
$19,720 320
7 New Jersey
$73,260
$26,380 16,550
8 Wisconsin
$71,620
$39,830 3,300
9 Oregon
$70,810
$37,660 5,360
10 Alaska
$70,440
$41,400 290
11 Massachusetts
$68,960
$37,490 4,190
12 Delaware
$68,670
$44,080 50
13 California
$68,130
$41,690 34,420
14 District of Columbia
$67,840
$24,330 1,000
15 Illinois
$67,550
$28,980 0
16 Oklahoma
$66,960
$26,910 1,540
17 South Carolina
$66,130
$18,950 2,400
18 Vermont
$65,980
$33,410 210
19 Washington
$63,970
$42,030 1,020
20 Arizona
$63,870
$38,630 1,780
21 Pennsylvania
$62,430
$19,840 3,640
22 Georgia
$61,640
$33,510 5,540
23 Kansas
$61,560
$22,460 1,930
24 Connecticut
$61,410
$36,510 1,670
25 North Dakota
$60,690
$18,660 610
26 Idaho
$60,650
$24,610 230
27 North Carolina
$60,010
$35,760 4,890
28 Colorado
$58,350
$27,210 440
29 Maine
$56,730
$41,480 460
30 Indiana
$56,150
$19,190 3,710
31 Texas
$55,160
$19,050 3,200
32 Arkansas
$55,080
$21,170 790
33 Kentucky
$54,710
$17,780 1,330
34 West Virginia
$53,490
$19,710 150
35 Nevada
$53,470
$31,860 920
36 Minnesota
$53,240
$20,180 580
37 New Mexico
$52,910
$18,360 1,830
38 Virginia
$52,760
$19,260 2,650
39 Ohio
$51,740
$23,830 3,360
40 Mississippi
$51,740
$25,360 160
41 Louisiana
$51,340
$17,530 4,890
42 Iowa
$51,300
$18,590 2,470
43 Tennessee
$50,700
$19,140 1,690
44 Montana
$50,380
$19,310 80
45 Wyoming
$48,760
$35,310 430
46 Nebraska
$48,610
$19,670 2,550
47 Hawaii
$46,170
$27,020 500
48 Florida
$44,470
$17,740 14,970
49 Missouri
$31,660
$19,470 450
50 Puerto Rico
$19,280
$16,140 1,040
51 Alabama
$18,900
$16,220 3,370
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