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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Psychology Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary psychology 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 psychology teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $102,830, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for postsecondary psychology teachers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $87,560). 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 psychology teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Psychology Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$102,830
$60,350 110
2 California
$87,560
$47,280 4,340
3 New Jersey
$85,610
$44,290 1,300
4 Rhode Island
$83,810
$55,200 150
5 Idaho
$83,620
$46,930 110
6 Delaware
$83,280
$40,340 60
7 New Hampshire
$83,130
$43,530 250
8 Connecticut
$82,740
$52,990 430
9 Massachusetts
$82,670
$52,840 1,510
10 Michigan
$82,370
$33,540 830
11 New York
$82,370
$41,430 4,320
12 Iowa
$78,850
$51,600 420
13 Pennsylvania
$76,970
$39,240 2,270
14 Maryland
$76,470
$47,580 450
15 Illinois
$76,460
$39,460 1,220
16 Florida
$76,300
$45,190 1,200
17 Kansas
$75,760
$36,340 260
18 Indiana
$74,920
$41,560 640
19 New Mexico
$74,680
$45,640 230
20 North Dakota
$73,330
$48,730 70
21 Nebraska
$72,140
$45,890 210
22 Georgia
$71,970
$42,460 470
23 South Carolina
$71,950
$44,950 310
24 Missouri
$71,440
$40,810 700
25 Wisconsin
$70,840
$41,160 480
26 Ohio
$70,490
$19,730 1,290
27 Utah
$70,000
$41,220 390
28 Alabama
$68,190
$40,320 360
29 Minnesota
$68,120
$36,620 610
30 Virginia
$67,940
$35,380 1,140
31 Maine
$67,000
$40,810 190
32 Wyoming
$66,170
$44,230 50
33 Puerto Rico
$65,920
$17,690 750
34 Kentucky
$65,690
$37,300 670
35 North Carolina
$65,140
$42,170 1,160
36 South Dakota
$64,490
$48,420 90
37 Oregon
$64,390
$50,700 510
38 Mississippi
$63,840
$37,110 310
39 Texas
$63,250
$18,690 3,190
40 Hawaii
$63,010
$34,560 170
41 Vermont
$62,830
$35,430 210
42 Tennessee
$62,380
$35,890 670
43 Washington
$62,040
$41,430 980
44 Colorado
$61,360
$25,320 790
45 Arkansas
$60,120
$37,660 200
46 Arizona
$59,740
$29,730 420
47 Louisiana
$57,370
$18,170 210
48 West Virginia
$57,260
$27,730 210
49 Oklahoma
$55,690
$32,330 390
50 Nevada
$50,260
$33,400 280
51 Montana
$19,150
$17,230 360
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