States Where Teachers Are Paid the Most and Least

Print Email

Source: Thinkstock

46. North Carolina
> Median salary, school teachers: $45,195
> Median salary, all workers: $34,750 (16th lowest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $9,217 (6th lowest)
> High school graduation rate: 85.6% (22nd highest)
> Cost of living: 8.8% less than nat’l avg. (17th lowest)

Source: Thinkstock

47. Mississippi
> Median salary, school teachers: $44,294
> Median salary, all workers: $30,070 (the lowest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $9,885 (13th lowest)
> High school graduation rate: 75.4% (4th lowest)
> Cost of living: 13.8% less than nat’l avg. (the lowest)

Source: Thinkstock

48. Arizona
> Median salary, school teachers: $44,284
> Median salary, all workers: $36,270 (25th highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $8,131 (2nd lowest)
> High school graduation rate: 77.4% (7th lowest)
> Cost of living: 3.8% less than nat’l avg. (25th highest)

Source: Thinkstock

49. South Dakota
> Median salary, school teachers: $41,271
> Median salary, all workers: $32,340 (4th lowest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $11,133 (19th lowest)
> High school graduation rate: 83.9% (23rd lowest)
> Cost of living: 11.8% less than nat’l avg. (4th lowest)

Source: Thinkstock

50. Oklahoma
> Median salary, school teachers: $39,306
> Median salary, all workers: $33,630 (11th lowest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $9,227 (7th lowest)
> High school graduation rate: 82.5% (21st lowest)
> Cost of living: 10.1% less than nat’l avg. (10th lowest)