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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 $94,510, California is the highest paying state for postsecondary psychology teachers. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $86,100). 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 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 California
$94,510
$46,580 4,130
2 New York
$86,100
$40,730 4,370
3 Connecticut
$83,310
$53,100 500
4 Michigan
$83,120
$40,600 890
5 Illinois
$82,350
$41,900 1,000
6 Rhode Island
$81,990
$54,460 150
7 Maryland
$81,890
$47,940 570
8 New Hampshire
$81,730
$47,760 270
9 Florida
$81,510
$47,070 1,400
10 New Jersey
$79,970
$42,750 1,490
11 Utah
$78,910
$42,560 460
12 North Dakota
$78,300
$54,120 80
13 Massachusetts
$77,450
$48,740 1,470
14 Oregon
$76,850
$50,800 390
15 Iowa
$75,790
$41,120 410
16 Nebraska
$75,440
$48,360 220
17 New Mexico
$74,310
$34,940 230
18 Indiana
$73,080
$41,440 710
19 District of Columbia
$72,400
$41,530 200
20 Hawaii
$72,110
$34,440 170
21 Kentucky
$71,580
$40,450 830
22 Maine
$71,290
$43,280 190
23 Pennsylvania
$70,590
$35,000 2,510
24 South Carolina
$70,100
$43,860 330
25 Virginia
$70,040
$35,240 1,080
26 Puerto Rico
$68,550
$44,990 560
27 Missouri
$68,520
$33,130 730
28 Wisconsin
$68,070
$41,460 500
29 Minnesota
$67,820
$37,150 580
30 Ohio
$66,330
$18,960 1,180
31 Georgia
$65,030
$30,140 720
32 North Carolina
$64,970
$40,210 1,190
33 Alabama
$64,870
$40,090 350
34 Wyoming
$64,280
$43,630 50
35 Texas
$63,750
$18,300 3,020
36 South Dakota
$63,520
$48,870 100
37 Vermont
$62,830
$35,430 210
38 Mississippi
$62,310
$33,890 260
39 Arkansas
$60,670
$40,720 160
40 Arizona
$59,740
$29,730 270
41 West Virginia
$57,570
$31,210 200
42 Tennessee
$57,510
$32,700 740
43 Louisiana
$57,370
$18,170 210
44 Washington
$56,850
$40,870 930
45 Idaho
$55,040
$18,640 100
46 Oklahoma
$53,280
$30,970 360
47 Colorado
$52,570
$18,980 860
48 Kansas
$52,400
$30,710 150
49 Montana
$19,150
$17,230 340

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

See also: Highest paying industries for postsecondary psychology teachers, Top Paying Jobs in America.