States Where Teachers Are Paid the Most and Least

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11. Virginia
> Median salary, school teachers: $63,827
> Median salary, all workers: $39,800 (14th highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $10,358 (15th lowest)
> High school graduation rate: 85.7% (20th highest)
> Cost of living: 2.5% greater than nat’l avg. (12th highest)

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12. Pennsylvania
> Median salary, school teachers: $63,171
> Median salary, all workers: $37,540 (21st highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $15,291 (9th highest)
> High school graduation rate: 84.8% (25th lowest)
> Cost of living: 2.1% less than nat’l avg. (21st highest)

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13. Michigan
> Median salary, school teachers: $62,442
> Median salary, all workers: $36,650 (23rd highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $12,765 (21st highest)
> High school graduation rate: 79.8% (15th lowest)
> Cost of living: 6.5% less than nat’l avg. (22nd lowest)

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14. Minnesota
> Median salary, school teachers: $61,324
> Median salary, all workers: $41,260 (9th highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $12,692 (22nd highest)
> High school graduation rate: 81.9% (19th lowest)
> Cost of living: 2.6% less than nat’l avg. (22nd highest)

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15. Delaware
> Median salary, school teachers: $60,884
> Median salary, all workers: $38,850 (18th highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $14,224 (13th highest)
> High school graduation rate: 85.6% (22nd highest)
> Cost of living: 0.4% greater than nat’l avg. (14th highest)