Teaching Salary Data by State

Finding accurate beginning and average salaries for teachers by state is a tricky business. In our effort to build the most accurate list of teacher salaries by state, we have averaged the salary from multiple sources, including the National Education Association, job surveys, and private data analyses to create the Salary Comfort Index.

StateStarting SalaryAverage Salary
Alabama $36,201 $47,803
Alaska $42,928 $62,918
Arizona $31,689 $47,553
Arkansas $32,478 $46,500
California $41,131 $67,871
Colorado $32,095 $49,228
Connecticut $42,450 $69,165
Delaware $39,099 $57,934
Florida $35,236 $45,732
Georgia $33,673 $52,815
Hawaii $38,479 $55,063
Idaho $29,915 $47,416
Illinois $36,636 $64,509
Indiana $33,574 $50,801
Iowa $32,895 $49,844
Kansas $32,964 $46,598
Kentucky $35,075 $48,908
Louisiana $38,655 $49,006
Maine $31,580 $47,182
Maryland $43,003 $63,960
Massachusetts $40,462 $70,752
Michigan $34,724 $63,940
Minnesota $34,025 $53,680
Mississippi $31,187 $41,975
Missouri $29,857 $45,321
Montana $26,734 $47,132
Nebraska $30,086 $47,368
Nevada $35,449 $53,023
New Hampshire $33,871 $52,792
New Jersey $48,101 $66,612
New Mexico $32,092 $46,888
New York $44,370 $72,708
North Carolina $30,779 $46,605
North Dakota $31,065 $44,807
Ohio $33,035 $56,715
Oklahoma $31,600 $44,343
Oregon $33,241 $56,503
Pennsylvania $41,192 $60,760
Rhode Island $39,006 $60,923
South Carolina $31,685 $47,050
South Dakota $29,308 $39,850
Tennessee $33,287 $45,891
Texas $34,234 $48,638
Utah $33,268 $47,033
Vermont $34,709 $50,141
Virginia $36,737 $48,761
Washington $36,474 $52,926
West Virginia $32,435 $44,260
Wisconsin $33,170 $54,195
Wyoming $43,053 $56,100
Source : National Education Association (nea.org)

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