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Highest Paying States for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

The highest paying states for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education (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 secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $79,400, Alaska is the highest paying state for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $77,750). 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 secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$79,400
$54,200 2,250
2 New York
$77,750
$47,350 65,880
3 Connecticut
$75,940
$45,430 14,890
4 California
$75,060
$48,930 104,530
5 New Jersey
$72,900
$53,000 30,310
6 Massachusetts
$72,640
$47,220 25,650
7 Rhode Island
$67,120
$42,100 3,690
8 Illinois
$66,470
$39,580 44,360
9 Washington
$64,850
$44,130 14,130
10 Maryland
$63,770
$41,590 21,780
11 Oregon
$63,730
$39,480 10,210
12 Virginia
$62,940
$42,470 26,050
13 Pennsylvania
$62,670
$41,260 45,070
14 District of Columbia
$61,160
$34,860 3,090
15 Michigan
$60,790
$36,240 19,970
16 Minnesota
$60,750
$38,530 20,820
17 Ohio
$58,700
$37,280 52,750
18 Wyoming
$58,480
$42,940 2,010
19 Delaware
$58,260
$42,900 2,650
20 Hawaii
$57,900
$42,590 3,610
21 New Hampshire
$57,550
$38,170 5,200
22 Utah
$56,070
$33,920 9,150
23 Vermont
$56,070
$35,310 2,580
24 Wisconsin
$55,800
$38,490 22,760
25 Georgia
$55,640
$37,930 25,600
26 Nevada
$55,450
$39,980 6,060
27 Texas
$55,030
$41,240 106,870
28 Iowa
$54,290
$35,560 12,030
29 Nebraska
$54,240
$38,180 7,440
30 Kentucky
$53,860
$39,540 12,540
31 Maine
$52,930
$34,860 5,860
32 New Mexico
$52,150
$32,850 6,560
33 Colorado
$50,790
$35,190 16,710
34 South Carolina
$50,470
$34,550 14,770
35 Indiana
$50,360
$34,560 19,020
36 Montana
$49,930
$31,220 3,260
37 Alabama
$49,870
$37,680 13,100
38 Tennessee
$49,770
$35,550 19,330
39 Florida
$49,550
$38,300 44,070
40 Arkansas
$48,870
$35,810 10,380
41 Louisiana
$48,560
$40,650 13,930
42 North Dakota
$47,910
$36,060 2,780
43 Kansas
$47,900
$35,030 10,480
44 Arizona
$46,070
$33,470 15,180
45 Idaho
$45,500
$32,200 5,230
46 Missouri
$44,710
$32,220 26,800
47 West Virginia
$44,480
$33,310 3,770
48 North Carolina
$44,010
$33,440 23,760
49 Mississippi
$42,860
$32,610 9,040
50 South Dakota
$42,270
$32,490 3,550
51 Oklahoma
$40,780
$32,020 11,720
52 Puerto Rico
$35,520
$25,790 9,220
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