Average Teacher Salary Rank: 24th
Starting Teacher Salary Rank: 13th
Salary raise last year: 2.0 %
Salary raise over 10 years: 38.0 %
Louisiana is 5th on our comfort scale with a starting salary of $38,655 and average salaries of $51,381. 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.