How Much Does An Ethnic Studies Teacher Make?

The United States has become a melting pot of many different races in the world that the nation continues to face issues about race and racism these days. In the university or college setting, ethnic studies teachers seek to deepen their students’ interest and knowledge about race and racism and enable them to understand more deeply about people of color.

Ethnic studies teachers are paid quite well and the profession is expected to have good employment opportunities in the next few years.

Average Ethnic Studies Teacher Annual Salary

$84,590

The average annual salary for ethnic studies teachers is $84,590 a year. Salaries start at $38,950 a year and go up to $148,640 a year.

Stats were based out of 9,060 employed ethnic studies teachers in the United States.

Does Your Pay Depend On Your Experience?

Executive Ethnic Studies Teacher

$148,640/year

(Top 10% of Ethnic Studies Teachers)


Senior Ethnic Studies Teacher

$102,580/year

(Top 25% of Ethnic Studies Teachers)


Mid Level Ethnic Studies Teacher

$73,020/year

(Median)


Junior Ethnic Studies Teacher

$53,060/year

(Bottom 25% of Ethnic Studies Teachers)


Entry Level Ethnic Studies Teacher

$38,950/year

(Bottom 10% of Ethnic Studies Teachers)


Ethnic Studies Teacher Average Salary Comparison

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$91k / year
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Top 10 Highest Paying States For Ethnic Studies Teachers

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities For Ethnic Studies Teachers

Ethnic Studies Teacher Salary By State

Rank State Annual Salary
#1 Michigan $122,550
#2 Florida $120,220
#3 Massachusetts $105,460
#4 Arkansas $99,100
#5 California $99,200
#6 New York $94,720
#7 Rhode Island $92,820
#8 Indiana $92,750
#9 Kentucky $91,540
#10 Maryland $88,490
#11 Minnesota $88,080
#12 New Hampshire $85,260
#13 Utah $85,970
#14 New Jersey $84,610
#15 North Carolina $80,620
#16 Pennsylvania $80,540
#17 Oklahoma $78,450
#18 Connecticut $78,850
#19 Ohio $76,430
#20 Oregon $76,310
#21 Hawaii $75,020
#22 Arizona $73,210
#23 Washington $72,430
#24 Mississippi $71,910
#25 New Mexico $70,700
#26 Virginia $70,380
#27 Illinois $69,620
#28 Tennessee $68,240
#29 Wisconsin $67,010
#30 Texas $66,670
#31 Wyoming $65,310
#32 Colorado $60,270
#33 Missouri $59,280
#34 Montana $51,420
#35 South Carolina $48,660

Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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