Top States for Teacher Salaries
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.
1.) New YorkPaying an average wage of $87,543 per year, New York ranks number one in the nation for highest paid teacher wages, showing an increase of 12.9 percent over the last two decades.
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