Average Teacher Salary Rank: 3rd
Starting Teacher Salary Rank: 6th
Salary raise last year: 1.0 %
Salary raise over 10 years: 31.0 %
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Connecticut is 1st on our comfort scale with a starting salary of $42,450 and average salaries of $69,165. Home mortgage assistance is offered in some districts. In certain low-income schools, teachers can also get loan forgiveness. If you get your masters degree, you will also start higher on the pay scale than the above stated beginning income. This state has it all with four seasons of natural beauty, snow sports, and beaches.