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Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers

The highest paying states for postsecondary vocational education 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 vocational education teachers in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $70,030, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for postsecondary vocational education teachers. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $67,490). 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 vocational education teachers in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$70,030
$21,860 100
2 Alaska
$67,490
$47,460 250
3 New York
$64,380
$35,660 4,390
4 Hawaii
$63,090
$28,260 830
5 Wisconsin
$63,010
$35,270 1,930
6 Nebraska
$59,290
$36,100 400
7 Delaware
$58,020
$42,550 260
8 New Mexico
$57,250
$19,980 580
9 New Jersey
$56,820
$35,610 2,810
10 California
$56,650
$34,760 11,610
11 Florida
$56,320
$31,700 6,010
12 Washington
$55,730
$35,590 4,670
13 North Dakota
$54,950
$37,430 220
14 Oregon
$54,440
$32,030 1,110
15 Oklahoma
$53,690
$32,470 2,500
16 New Hampshire
$52,930
$32,540 230
17 Vermont
$52,320
$19,980 110
18 Iowa
$52,140
$28,700 1,280
19 Colorado
$51,940
$29,370 2,530
20 Minnesota
$51,740
$28,730 2,400
21 North Carolina
$51,240
$35,430 6,430
22 Rhode Island
$50,840
$35,950 400
23 Illinois
$50,680
$21,440 4,860
24 Mississippi
$50,490
$25,810 1,370
25 Massachusetts
$50,030
$31,480 2,270
26 Kentucky
$49,970
$39,870 2,190
27 Kansas
$49,670
$30,870 1,150
28 Pennsylvania
$48,880
$27,420 5,010
29 Arizona
$48,680
$23,510 3,110
30 Texas
$48,540
$25,480 11,920
31 Wyoming
$48,130
$30,680 230
32 Virginia
$48,080
$31,770 1,790
33 Utah
$47,960
$20,960 2,820
34 West Virginia
$47,900
$34,150 860
35 Georgia
$47,120
$30,780 4,430
36 South Carolina
$46,720
$29,320 1,540
37 South Dakota
$46,700
$32,450 350
38 Arkansas
$46,240
$27,910 1,590
39 Missouri
$45,920
$23,230 2,030
40 Indiana
$45,180
$24,930 1,770
41 Ohio
$45,070
$19,420 4,100
42 Connecticut
$44,540
$35,600 610
43 Louisiana
$44,280
$26,650 1,040
44 Guam
$44,040
$17,990 40
45 Tennessee
$43,900
$24,740 1,440
46 Alabama
$42,220
$17,750 2,080
47 Montana
$41,440
$19,180 330
48 Maryland
$41,170
$20,100 1,000
49 Michigan
$40,350
$24,860 3,130
50 Maine
$39,970
$31,860 340
51 Nevada
$38,590
$27,190 970
52 Idaho
$37,810
$26,310 1,040
53 Puerto Rico
$26,040
$16,700 2,090
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