States Where Teachers Are Paid the Most and Least

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41. Louisiana
> Median salary, school teachers: $48,307
> Median salary, all workers: $32,490 (5th lowest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $12,153 (25th highest)
> High school graduation rate: 77.5% (8th lowest)
> Cost of living: 9.4% less than nat’l avg. (15th lowest)

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42. Florida
> Median salary, school teachers: $48,134
> Median salary, all workers: $33,420 (9th lowest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $9,737 (11th lowest)
> High school graduation rate: 77.9% (9th lowest)
> Cost of living: 0.5% less than nat’l avg. (16th highest)

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43. Missouri
> Median salary, school teachers: $47,806
> Median salary, all workers: $35,050 (19th lowest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $11,558 (23rd lowest)
> High school graduation rate: 87.8% (10th highest)
> Cost of living: 10.7% less than nat’l avg. (8th lowest)

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44. Idaho
> Median salary, school teachers: $46,446
> Median salary, all workers: $33,250 (8th lowest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $8,422 (3rd lowest)
> High school graduation rate: 78.9% (12th lowest)
> Cost of living: 6.6% less than nat’l avg. (21st lowest)

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45. West Virginia
> Median salary, school teachers: $45,437
> Median salary, all workers: $31,540 (3rd lowest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $12,993 (20th highest)
> High school graduation rate: 86.5% (18th highest)
> Cost of living: 11.1% less than nat’l avg. (6th lowest)