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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 $69,410, Alaska is the highest paying state for postsecondary vocational education teachers. It is followed by Wisconsin (average annual salary $65,440). 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 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 Alaska
$69,410
$47,910 230
2 Wisconsin
$65,440
$37,730 1,800
3 Hawaii
$63,270
$29,010 860
4 New York
$60,960
$34,190 3,930
5 Delaware
$60,750
$43,260 270
6 Iowa
$58,490
$25,880 1,500
7 California
$57,970
$34,520 10,500
8 Nebraska
$57,530
$37,950 620
9 Washington
$57,210
$36,520 4,750
10 Ohio
$57,010
$32,330 3,810
11 New Jersey
$56,810
$37,280 3,080
12 North Dakota
$56,710
$42,380 250
13 Massachusetts
$55,850
$31,820 2,460
14 Oklahoma
$55,460
$33,850 2,640
15 Minnesota
$54,460
$31,920 2,510
16 Kansas
$54,210
$31,100 1,220
17 District of Columbia
$53,570
$24,330 50
18 Florida
$52,520
$24,600 6,540
19 North Carolina
$52,470
$36,450 7,150
20 Vermont
$52,320
$19,980 130
21 Colorado
$51,500
$32,440 2,280
22 South Carolina
$51,330
$31,110 1,260
23 Michigan
$51,150
$23,190 2,520
24 New Hampshire
$50,790
$32,300 260
25 Texas
$49,950
$27,760 12,010
26 Wyoming
$49,710
$26,360 210
27 Kentucky
$49,330
$40,320 1,800
28 Georgia
$49,070
$32,960 3,750
29 Arizona
$49,060
$26,070 3,440
30 Illinois
$49,020
$22,050 4,850
31 Mississippi
$49,010
$27,270 1,200
32 Pennsylvania
$48,530
$28,290 4,980
33 Montana
$48,330
$27,620 380
34 Oregon
$48,320
$30,630 1,160
35 Rhode Island
$47,900
$35,690 420
36 Indiana
$47,470
$25,590 1,870
37 South Dakota
$47,060
$32,860 330
38 Utah
$46,920
$21,320 2,830
39 Tennessee
$46,780
$20,770 1,540
40 Virginia
$46,700
$31,800 1,760
41 West Virginia
$46,130
$32,980 940
42 Maryland
$46,090
$22,810 790
43 Missouri
$44,800
$25,900 2,020
44 Arkansas
$44,650
$24,950 1,020
45 Guam
$44,040
$17,990 40
46 Connecticut
$42,310
$33,900 640
47 New Mexico
$40,860
$18,750 650
48 Maine
$40,110
$32,390 350
49 Alabama
$40,010
$17,770 1,990
50 Idaho
$38,710
$26,330 730
51 Nevada
$38,620
$28,190 870
52 Louisiana
$36,460
$25,220 860
53 Puerto Rico
$28,020
$17,170 2,340
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