Teacher earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Teacher salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Hawaii $43,825
Arkansas $44,509
Iowa $43,205
Kentucky $36,167
Kansas $41,919
Pennsylvania $34,867
Alabama $36,225
Indiana $34,567
Illinois $35,814
Arizona $36,325

How do teacher salaries compare to similar careers?

Teachers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than high school teachers but more than kindergarten teachers.

Career Median Salary
High school teacher salary $43K
Physical education teacher salary $39K
Art teacher salary $34K
Special education teacher salary $41K
Health educator salary $37K
Teacher salary $35K
Clergy salary $33K
Elementary school teacher salary $38K
Graduate teaching assistant salary $26K
Kindergarten teacher salary $36K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)