The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that between 2019 and 2020 the median salary for a public school teacher in the United States averaged $63,645. Check out these 10 states currently offering above-average salaries to public school teachers.
California comes in at number 2, paying teachers an average of $84,659, which marks a 16.9 percent increase in wages since the year 2000. Keep in mind, certain parts of California have a high cost of living, so the higher salaries take that into consideration.
The third highest paying state in the nation, Massachusetts affords teachers an average of $83,622 per year — an 18.2 percent increase over the past 20 years.
States located along the coast dominate the list