Average Teacher Salary Rank: 27th
Starting Teacher Salary Rank: 12th
Salary raise last year: 0.0 %
Salary raise over 10 years: 45.0 %
Louisiana is sixth on our comfort scale with a starting salary of $38,655 and average salaries of $49,006. As this state recovers from Hurricane Katrina, the school system is offering incentives such a loan forgiveness to attract teachers. Due to lower starting salaries in this state, think about getting your master's degree as having one will advance your position on the pay scale.