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Highest Paying States for Other Teachers and Instructors

The highest paying states for other teachers and instructors (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 other teachers and instructors in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $69,420, Rhode Island is the highest paying state for other teachers and instructors. It is followed by District of Columbia (average annual salary $67,510). 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 other teachers and instructors in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Other Teachers and Instructors

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Rhode Island
$69,420
$34,010 1,150
2 District of Columbia
$67,510
$35,290 1,800
3 Michigan
$59,580
$22,270 14,640
4 Maryland
$58,280
$19,000 5,160
5 North Dakota
$56,730
$29,870 680
6 Connecticut
$56,170
$27,980 2,530
7 Alaska
$55,840
$33,550 670
8 Wyoming
$54,360
$30,790 290
9 California
$52,430
$25,130 44,690
10 Virginia
$51,930
$20,630 11,810
11 South Dakota
$51,740
$25,180 0
12 Mississippi
$50,360
$21,320 1,050
13 West Virginia
$50,290
$19,830 580
14 Kansas
$50,130
$20,450 2,370
15 Georgia
$48,930
$21,690 9,410
16 New York
$48,380
$18,670 15,470
17 New Mexico
$47,940
$20,320 1,690
18 Nevada
$47,250
$16,790 1,220
19 Massachusetts
$46,560
$24,650 5,690
20 New Hampshire
$46,300
$20,380 1,770
21 Arizona
$45,710
$19,490 3,080
22 Maine
$45,420
$19,680 670
23 Tennessee
$44,390
$19,110 4,140
24 Kentucky
$43,440
$20,720 3,510
25 Hawaii
$43,100
$27,430 2,250
26 Louisiana
$40,900
$19,830 5,010
27 Washington
$40,760
$26,760 3,730
28 Florida
$40,560
$19,950 22,710
29 Iowa
$40,060
$19,200 1,170
30 Missouri
$39,990
$17,980 3,310
31 Ohio
$39,910
$18,910 6,490
32 Oregon
$39,910
$21,870 3,240
33 New Jersey
$39,500
$24,200 6,890
34 Colorado
$38,410
$19,460 2,350
35 North Carolina
$38,210
$20,750 6,040
36 Nebraska
$38,200
$19,870 1,230
37 Pennsylvania
$38,000
$18,050 3,950
38 Montana
$37,290
$19,010 560
39 Delaware
$36,570
$20,200 670
40 Minnesota
$35,240
$20,190 3,460
41 Arkansas
$34,290
$17,310 1,180
42 Vermont
$33,760
$18,590 0
43 Indiana
$30,440
$18,160 2,400
44 Texas
$29,570
$17,420 12,860
45 Illinois
$29,320
$18,730 32,850
46 Wisconsin
$28,100
$17,860 2,480
47 South Carolina
$27,130
$18,260 1,550
48 Puerto Rico
$26,840
$17,380 8,290
49 Utah
$24,050
$17,700 1,930
50 Alabama
$23,650
$16,810 2,600
51 Oklahoma
$22,130
$16,390 3,580
52 Idaho
$19,120
$16,410 1,390
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