States Where Teachers Are Paid the Most and Least

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16. Illinois
> Median salary, school teachers: $60,749
> Median salary, all workers: $38,870 (17th highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $13,403 (17th highest)
> High school graduation rate: 85.6% (22nd highest)
> Cost of living: 0.3% less than nat’l avg. (15th highest)

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17. Ohio
> Median salary, school teachers: $59,786
> Median salary, all workers: $36,500 (24th highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $12,543 (23rd highest)
> High school graduation rate: 80.7% (17th lowest)
> Cost of living: 10.8% less than nat’l avg. (7th lowest)

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18. Hawaii
> Median salary, school teachers: $59,524
> Median salary, all workers: $41,650 (8th highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $13,436 (16th highest)
> High school graduation rate: 81.6% (18th lowest)
> Cost of living: 18.8% greater than nat’l avg. (the highest)

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19. Vermont
> Median salary, school teachers: $59,271
> Median salary, all workers: $38,640 (20th highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $20,795 (the highest)
> High school graduation rate: 87.7% (11th highest)
> Cost of living: 1.6% greater than nat’l avg. (13th highest)

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20. Wyoming
> Median salary, school teachers: $58,817
> Median salary, all workers: $39,120 (15th highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $17,700 (4th highest)
> High school graduation rate: 79.3% (14th lowest)
> Cost of living: 3.8% less than nat’l avg. (25th highest)