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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Sociology Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary sociology 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 sociology teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $121,750, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for postsecondary sociology teachers. It is followed by Rhode Island (average annual salary $94,900). 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 sociology teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Sociology Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$121,750
$60,270 110
2 Rhode Island
$94,900
$65,300 70
3 Utah
$92,100
$43,720 160
4 Hawaii
$89,430
$33,140 100
5 New Mexico
$88,640
$57,580 50
6 New Hampshire
$88,510
$57,200 90
7 California
$85,960
$47,500 960
8 Arizona
$84,240
$45,010 80
9 Florida
$82,990
$49,010 260
10 Connecticut
$81,580
$55,380 150
11 New Jersey
$80,940
$43,210 420
12 Wisconsin
$79,320
$52,280 270
13 Iowa
$78,010
$52,120 210
14 Massachusetts
$77,720
$44,500 660
15 Ohio
$77,720
$40,740 660
16 Kansas
$76,470
$40,030 190
17 Georgia
$76,190
$52,950 160
18 Minnesota
$75,530
$54,790 270
19 Michigan
$75,310
$35,130 550
20 Delaware
$75,120
$54,530 90
21 New York
$74,580
$37,510 1,360
22 Pennsylvania
$74,440
$38,690 1,000
23 Maryland
$74,430
$49,430 170
24 North Dakota
$73,280
$47,930 30
25 Illinois
$73,170
$42,110 430
26 Missouri
$72,280
$42,640 190
27 Indiana
$72,090
$43,070 330
28 Vermont
$71,300
$37,000 100
29 Arkansas
$69,640
$41,600 70
30 Mississippi
$69,380
$38,910 90
31 Oregon
$69,230
$44,250 170
32 Alabama
$69,100
$42,480 120
33 Texas
$68,800
$25,790 1,080
34 Nebraska
$68,070
$51,190 130
35 Virginia
$67,280
$38,120 420
36 Puerto Rico
$66,770
$34,310 220
37 North Carolina
$64,980
$41,270 600
38 South Carolina
$62,150
$18,200 230
39 Colorado
$61,560
$35,590 300
40 Washington
$61,030
$43,580 340
41 Tennessee
$60,720
$36,910 210
42 Kentucky
$60,570
$50,370 130
43 South Dakota
$59,510
$44,170 60
44 Oklahoma
$59,200
$33,820 190
45 Maine
$58,650
$36,930 70
46 Louisiana
$58,560
$18,860 130
47 Nevada
$57,340
$35,190 50
48 West Virginia
$56,070
$29,060 80
49 Montana
$52,090
$18,200 50
50 Idaho
$51,340
$25,570 50
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