States Where Teachers Are Paid the Most and Least

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6. Rhode Island
> Median salary, school teachers: $69,795
> Median salary, all workers: $40,450 (12th highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $15,002 (10th highest)
> High school graduation rate: 83.2% (22nd lowest)
> Cost of living: 1.3% less than nat’l avg. (18th highest)

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7. New Jersey
> Median salary, school teachers: $68,893
> Median salary, all workers: $42,500 (7th highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $16,337 (6th highest)
> High school graduation rate: 89.7% (2nd highest)
> Cost of living: 13.4% greater than nat’l avg. (3rd highest)

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8. Oregon
> Median salary, school teachers: $67,384
> Median salary, all workers: $38,840 (19th highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $11,515 (22nd lowest)
> High school graduation rate: 73.8% (3rd lowest)
> Cost of living: 0.8% less than nat’l avg. (17th highest)

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9. Maryland
> Median salary, school teachers: $65,852
> Median salary, all workers: $43,840 (5th highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $13,075 (19th highest)
> High school graduation rate: 87.0% (16th highest)
> Cost of living: 9.6% greater than nat’l avg. (5th highest)

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10. Washington
> Median salary, school teachers: $64,987
> Median salary, all workers: $44,440 (4th highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $10,395 (16th lowest)
> High school graduation rate: 78.2% (10th lowest)
> Cost of living: 4.8% greater than nat’l avg. (10th highest)