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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 $86,280, Rhode Island is the highest paying state for other postsecondary teachers. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $82,040). 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 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 Rhode Island
$86,280
$27,430 760
2 New York
$82,040
$38,040 7,100
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 Jersey
$73,260
$26,380 16,550
7 Oregon
$70,810
$37,660 5,360
8 Massachusetts
$68,960
$37,490 4,190
9 California
$68,130
$41,690 34,420
10 Illinois
$67,550
$28,980 0
11 Wisconsin
$66,690
$36,080 2,640
12 South Carolina
$66,130
$18,950 2,400
13 Alaska
$65,580
$51,240 240
14 Iowa
$64,770
$20,100 3,520
15 Delaware
$64,750
$24,960 60
16 District of Columbia
$63,860
$21,860 1,420
17 New Hampshire
$62,900
$17,410 440
18 Washington
$61,670
$40,120 920
19 Kansas
$61,560
$22,460 1,930
20 Connecticut
$61,410
$36,510 1,670
21 North Carolina
$60,870
$38,410 3,210
22 Georgia
$60,560
$30,870 5,250
23 Florida
$60,400
$31,970 16,100
24 Arizona
$59,880
$27,670 990
25 North Dakota
$58,920
$23,250 540
26 Maine
$57,970
$19,700 400
27 Colorado
$57,760
$19,550 410
28 Idaho
$56,590
$32,690 190
29 Indiana
$56,150
$19,190 3,710
30 Pennsylvania
$55,750
$25,130 3,990
31 Kentucky
$55,690
$19,800 1,350
32 Arkansas
$54,870
$19,500 710
33 New Mexico
$52,910
$18,360 1,830
34 Virginia
$52,760
$19,260 2,650
35 Mississippi
$51,740
$25,360 160
36 Ohio
$51,740
$23,830 3,360
37 Louisiana
$51,340
$17,530 4,890
38 Minnesota
$51,140
$19,500 670
39 Nebraska
$48,870
$19,300 2,630
40 Wyoming
$47,820
$34,930 470
41 West Virginia
$47,310
$19,070 210
42 Texas
$46,770
$18,290 3,360
43 Oklahoma
$45,980
$17,770 720
44 Montana
$45,370
$19,030 90
45 Vermont
$44,160
$33,480 320
46 Tennessee
$39,180
$16,670 630
47 Hawaii
$38,870
$26,560 370
48 Puerto Rico
$38,580
$16,980 1,130
49 Missouri
$31,660
$19,470 450
50 Alabama
$18,760
$16,120 3,190
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