Special Report

Places With the Most Underpaid Teachers

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11. Jackson, MS
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $43,180
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $45,939
> Number of teachers: 5,250
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 87.3%

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10. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $39,790
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $40,731
> Number of teachers: 4,180
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 89.9%

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9. Lawton, OK
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $39,510
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $37,244
> Number of teachers: 1,000
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 88.7%

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8. Oklahoma City, OK
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $47,120
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $47,990
> Number of teachers: 12,380
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 88.4%

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7. Prescott, AZ
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $42,860
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $40,439
> Number of teachers: 1,090
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 92.2%