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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 $140,810, Rhode Island is the highest paying state for postsecondary sociology teachers. It is followed by California (average annual salary $92,110). 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 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 Rhode Island
$140,810
$64,740 110
2 California
$92,110
$50,660 930
3 Florida
$89,550
$54,220 360
4 New Mexico
$88,640
$57,580 50
5 Maryland
$87,530
$49,690 210
6 New Hampshire
$87,000
$56,490 90
7 Wisconsin
$82,970
$50,250 400
8 Connecticut
$82,040
$56,400 200
9 Utah
$78,160
$49,080 70
10 Illinois
$77,250
$41,790 370
11 Michigan
$76,910
$36,240 600
12 New York
$76,690
$35,710 1,490
13 Puerto Rico
$76,410
$52,730 120
14 Iowa
$75,840
$52,890 180
15 New Jersey
$75,710
$40,000 460
16 District of Columbia
$75,110
$47,760 80
17 Massachusetts
$74,660
$44,550 640
18 Maine
$73,520
$44,480 90
19 North Dakota
$73,280
$47,930 30
20 Arizona
$72,350
$19,430 110
21 Pennsylvania
$72,330
$38,120 1,270
22 Minnesota
$72,100
$44,760 290
23 Ohio
$71,580
$22,440 590
24 Vermont
$71,300
$37,000 100
25 Oregon
$71,030
$45,330 130
26 Texas
$70,020
$27,160 1,230
27 Indiana
$69,890
$40,630 390
28 Georgia
$69,180
$44,270 200
29 Kentucky
$66,570
$41,880 140
30 Hawaii
$66,510
$29,160 150
31 Mississippi
$65,760
$36,780 100
32 Nebraska
$65,030
$46,750 130
33 Missouri
$64,680
$28,280 190
34 South Carolina
$63,800
$43,220 230
35 Alabama
$63,670
$30,770 120
36 North Carolina
$62,670
$41,080 760
37 Arkansas
$61,520
$33,920 80
38 Colorado
$60,890
$32,870 280
39 Virginia
$59,300
$35,900 380
40 South Dakota
$58,940
$43,800 70
41 Louisiana
$58,560
$18,860 130
42 Montana
$57,470
$35,480 40
43 Oklahoma
$57,190
$33,720 170
44 Washington
$57,050
$41,240 400
45 West Virginia
$56,450
$32,430 80
46 Kansas
$51,540
$36,610 70
47 Idaho
$51,340
$25,570 70
48 Tennessee
$51,240
$31,960 190

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

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