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 $36,198 $47,949
Alaska $44,166 $65,468
Arizona $31,874 $49,885
Arkansas $32,691 $46,631
California $41,259 $69,324
Colorado $32,126 $49,844
Connecticut $42,924 $69,397
Delaware $39,338 $59,679
Florida $35,166 $46,598
Georgia $33,664 $52,880
Hawaii $41,027 $54,300
Idaho $31,159 $49,734
Illinois $37,166 $59,113
Indiana $34,696 $50,065
Iowa $33,226 $50,946
Kansas $33,386 $47,464
Kentucky $35,166 $50,203
Louisiana $38,655 $51,381
Maine $31,835 $48,430
Maryland $43,235 $64,248
Massachusetts $40,600 $72,334
Michigan $35,901 $61,560
Minnesota $34,505 $56,268
Mississippi $31,184 $41,814
Missouri $30,064 $47,517
Montana $27,274 $48,855
Nebraska $30,844 $48,997
Nevada $35,358 $55,957
New Hampshire $34,280 $55,599
New Jersey $48,631 $68,797
New Mexico $31,960 $45,453
New York $43,839 $75,279
North Carolina $30,778 $45,737
North Dakota $32,019 $47,344
Ohio $33,096 $56,307
Oklahoma $31,606 $44,373
Oregon $33,549 $57,612
Pennsylvania $41,901 $62,994
Rhode Island $39,196 $63,474
South Carolina $32,306 $48,375
South Dakota $29,851 $39,018
Tennessee $34,098 $47,563
Texas $38,091 $48,819
Utah $33,081 $49,393
Vermont $35,541 $52,526
Virginia $37,848 $48,670
Washington $36,335 $52,234
West Virginia $32,533 $45,453
Wisconsin $33,546 $53,797
Wyoming $43,269 $56,775
Source: 2012-13, National Education Association (nea.org)

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