Average Teacher Salary Rank: 17th
Starting Teacher Salary Rank: 21st
Salary raise last year: 3.0 %
Salary raise over 10 years: 32.0 %
The state of Georgia comes in 20th on our comfort scale. This was figured by considering average teacher salaries compared with the cost of living in this state. Average salaries in Georgia are $52k, about $6.5k less than Illinois, but your dollar goes further because Georgia is more affordable.
Georgia's neighbor to the west, Alabama ranks 46th on our comfort scale with an average salary of $47,949. To the south, Florida ranks 1st on our scale, with an average teacher salary of $46,598 and a much higher cost of living. If you're considering becoming a teacher, definitely consider the state where everything is peachy!