Special Report

Places With the Most Underpaid Teachers

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21. Idaho Falls, ID
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $49,880
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $49,054
> Number of teachers: 1,330
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 91.6%

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20. Alexandria, LA
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $39,080
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $49,002
> Number of teachers: 1,620
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 85.1%

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19. Greeley, CO
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $47,950
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $55,494
> Number of teachers: 2,740
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 87.4%

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18. Sioux Falls, SD
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $44,850
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $43,899
> Number of teachers: 2,480
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 92.2%

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17. Rapid City, SD
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $41,000
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $40,270
> Number of teachers: 1,490
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 92.4%