How Much do College English Teachers Make?

Do college english teachers make a lot of money? What is the average pay for college english teachers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, college english teachers in the United States earn an average of $80,180 a year. College english teachers make 50% more than the average American worker.

College english teachers in California are the best paid, making $121,450 a year, while college english teachers in West Virginia make the least at $42,290.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
College English Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Annually
90th $140,890
75th $99,180
50th $68,490
25th $50,150
10th $37,960
College English Teacher Wages by State

In what states do college english teachers make the most? In what states do college english teachers make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Annually
Alabama $59,230
Arizona $70,960
Arkansas $54,570
California $121,450
Colorado $66,180
Connecticut $84,500
Delaware $71,610
Florida $81,410
Georgia $69,320
Hawaii $65,870
Idaho $91,900
Illinois $66,210
Indiana $76,960
Iowa $74,150
Kansas $65,120
Kentucky $67,320
Maine $66,230
Maryland $75,980
Massachusetts $84,890
Michigan $79,610
Minnesota $68,810
Mississippi $58,170
Missouri $80,430
Montana $58,940
Nebraska $67,840
Nevada $57,070
New Hampshire $80,000
New Jersey $88,460
New Mexico $55,730
New York $102,950
North Carolina $66,220
North Dakota $69,300
Ohio $75,250
Oklahoma $51,240
Oregon $71,580
Pennsylvania $75,380
Rhode Island $92,410
South Carolina $72,090
South Dakota $63,020
Tennessee $61,470
Texas $62,860
Utah $77,180
Vermont $76,810
Virginia $65,220
Washington $63,680
West Virginia $42,290
Wisconsin $69,250
Wyoming $57,990
Metro Areas Where College English Teachers Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Annually
Los Angeles, CA $138,190
Fresno, CA $128,540
San Diego, CA $121,070
San Francisco, CA $105,870
New York, NY $105,500
Sacramento, CA $104,970
Charleston, SC $103,600
Riverside, CA $102,920
Utica, NY $99,730
Rochester, NY $99,710
College English Teacher Wages by Year
Year Annually
2019 $80,180
2018 $78,150
2017 $77,660
2016 $76,140
2015 $71,210
2014 $68,390
2013 $68,360
2012 $67,980
2011 $68,760