Teacher earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Teacher salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Maine $39,866
District of Columbia $43,881
Iowa $44,563
Arkansas $44,615
Connecticut $46,836
New Hampshire $42,495
Hawaii $45,193
New Jersey $43,532
New York $41,209
Nevada $41,000
Kentucky $36,734
Massachusetts $39,637
Mississippi $36,853
Louisiana $42,029
Nebraska $36,516
Maryland $39,572
California $38,475
Kansas $42,156
Oregon $37,747
Minnesota $35,152
Virginia $36,731
Alabama $36,607
Michigan $35,031
Pennsylvania $35,360
Washington $37,065
Texas $38,967
Wisconsin $34,514
Utah $29,724
Illinois $36,244
Ohio $34,700
Indiana $36,016
South Carolina $34,710
Georgia $35,759
Arizona $36,601
Tennessee $36,378
Colorado $35,164
Missouri $33,800
Oklahoma $33,618
North Carolina $33,450
Florida $35,993
New Mexico $33,500

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 librarians.

Career Median Salary
High school teacher salary $44K
Art teacher salary $34K
Special education teacher salary $41K
Clergy salary $33K
Health educator salary $37K
Teacher salary $36K
Graduate teaching assistant salary $26K
Elementary school teacher salary $39K
Kindergarten teacher salary $37K
Librarian salary $36K