Teacher earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Teacher salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $87,312
New York $77,714
Oregon $71,224
Connecticut $71,018
New Jersey $70,726
Rhode Island $70,559
Massachusetts $69,278
Maryland $67,745
Virginia $67,304
District of Columbia $66,911
Washington $65,392
Pennsylvania $64,860
Minnesota $64,318
Alaska $62,380
Georgia $60,978
Delaware $60,357
Vermont $60,151
Ohio $60,078
New Hampshire $58,465
Michigan $58,165
Kentucky $57,902
Colorado $57,841
Hawaii $57,672
Wisconsin $56,880
Utah $56,415
Wyoming $56,301
Illinois $56,078
Texas $55,944
Florida $55,626
South Carolina $55,204
North Dakota $55,186
Maine $55,141
Iowa $55,072
Nevada $55,044
Nebraska $54,849
Alabama $53,966
Tennessee $53,674
New Mexico $53,259
Indiana $53,199
Oklahoma $52,394
Arizona $51,814
North Carolina $51,749
Missouri $50,951
Kansas $50,576
Arkansas $50,044
Idaho $49,416
Montana $49,041
South Dakota $49,006
Louisiana $48,791
Mississippi $48,211
Virgin Islands, U.S. $44,580
West Virginia $44,252
Guam $42,040
Puerto Rico $36,878

How do teacher salaries compare to similar careers?

Teachers earn 6% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than music teachers but more than school counselors.

Career Median Salary
Music teacher salary $76K
Nurse educator salary $77K
Physical education teacher salary $72K
Professor salary $64K
High school teacher salary $62K
Teacher salary $61K
Elementary school teacher salary $61K
Health educator salary $61K
Kindergarten teacher salary $61K
School counselor salary $61K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)