Teacher earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Teacher salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $62,554
Alabama $36,225
Arkansas $44,509
Arizona $36,325
California $38,228
Colorado $34,470
Connecticut $46,082
District of Columbia $43,502
Delaware $54,159
Florida $35,884
Georgia $34,439
Guam $40,155
Hawaii $43,825
Iowa $43,205
Idaho $43,606
Illinois $35,814
Indiana $34,567
Kansas $40,000
Kentucky $36,167
Louisiana $41,447
Massachusetts $38,986
Maryland $38,962
Maine $40,041
Michigan $34,789
Minnesota $35,015
Missouri $33,088
Mississippi $36,392
Montana $39,638
North Carolina $33,253
North Dakota $48,615
Nebraska $36,302
New Hampshire $38,756
New Jersey $43,006
New Mexico $37,394
Nevada $40,305
New York $41,007
Ohio $34,074
Oklahoma $33,302
Oregon $37,309
Pennsylvania $34,867
Puerto Rico $33,222
Rhode Island $61,821
South Carolina $34,359
South Dakota $44,223
Tennessee $35,466
Texas $37,701
Utah $29,083
Virginia $36,058
Virgin Islands $33,952
Vermont $47,801
Washington $36,839
Wisconsin $34,020
West Virginia $43,279
Wyoming $51,496

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 school counselors but more than childcare workers.

Career Median Salary
School counselor salary $55K
Elementary school teacher salary $55K
Health educator salary $53K
Clergy salary $51K
Childcare program administrator salary $47K
Teacher salary $42K
Nanny salary $29K
Library assistant salary $27K
Preschool teacher salary $24K
Childcare worker salary $22K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)