States Where Teachers Are Paid the Most and Least

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21. New Hampshire
> Median salary, school teachers: $58,555
> Median salary, all workers: $38,900 (16th highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $15,719 (8th highest)
> High school graduation rate: 88.1% (7th highest)
> Cost of living: 5.0% greater than nat’l avg. (9th highest)

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22. Texas
> Median salary, school teachers: $56,536
> Median salary, all workers: $36,170 (24th lowest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $8,485 (4th lowest)
> High school graduation rate: 89.0% (4th highest)
> Cost of living: 3.2% less than nat’l avg. (24th highest)

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23. Wisconsin
> Median salary, school teachers: $56,446
> Median salary, all workers: $37,040 (22nd highest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $12,442 (24th highest)
> High school graduation rate: 88.4% (6th highest)
> Cost of living: 6.9% less than nat’l avg. (20th lowest)

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24. Nevada
> Median salary, school teachers: $56,347
> Median salary, all workers: $34,930 (17th lowest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $8,801 (5th lowest)
> High school graduation rate: 71.3% (2nd lowest)
> Cost of living: 2.0% less than nat’l avg. (19th highest)

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25. Nebraska
> Median salary, school teachers: $55,993
> Median salary, all workers: $36,130 (23rd lowest)
> Per pupil expenditure: $14,028 (14th highest)
> High school graduation rate: 88.9% (5th highest)
> Cost of living: 9.4% less than nat’l avg. (15th lowest)