Special Report

Places With the Most Underpaid Teachers

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6. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $48,240
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $42,753
> Number of teachers: 43,860
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 84.8%

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5. Tulsa, OK
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $46,170
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $47,291
> Number of teachers: 8,510
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 89.4%

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4. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $48,940
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $50,125
> Number of teachers: 4,150
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 91.9%

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3. Enid, OK
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $42,750
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $36,780
> Number of teachers: 600
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 90.1%

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2. Tucson, AZ
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $47,610
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $43,319
> Number of teachers: 7,100
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 88.0%

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1. Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ
> Regional price-adjusted average teacher pay: $49,610
> Average wages (bachelor’s degree): $47,027
> Number of teachers: 840
> Adults w/ high school diploma: 86.6%