Average Salaries of Public School Teachers for 2004

Below are average school salaries for teachers by state. Connecticut teachers earn the highest pay with DC teachers a close second. South Dakota has the lowest pay.

1. CONNECTICUT $57,337
2. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA $57,009
3. CALIFORNIA $56,444
4. NEW JERSEY 55,592
5. NEW YORK 55,181
6. MICHIGAN 54,412
7. ILLINOIS 54,230
8. MASSACHUSETTS 53,181
9. RHODE ISLAND 52,261
10. PENNSYLVANIA 51,835
11. ALASKA 51,736
12. MARYLAND 50,261
13. DELAWARE 49,366
14. OREGON 49,169
15. OHIO 47,482
UNITED STATES 46,752
16. GEORGIA 45,988
17. INDIANA 45,791
18. HAWAII 45,479
19. WASHINGTON 45,434
20. MINNESOTA 45,375
21. VIRGINIA 43,655
22. COLORADO 43,319
23. NORTH CAROLINA 43,211
24. WISCONSIN 42,882
25. NEW HAMPSHIRE 42,689
26. NEVADA 42,254
27. VERMONT 42,007
28. ARIZONA 41,843
29. SOUTH CAROLINA 41,162
30. IDAHO 41,080
31. FLORIDA 40,604
32. TEXAS 40,476
33. TENNESSEE 40,318
34. KENTUCKY 40,240
35. MAINE 39,864
36. WYOMING 39,532
37. IOWA 39,432
38. ARKANSAS 39,314
39. UTAH 38,976
40. KANSAS 38,623
41. WEST VIRGINIA 38,461
42. NEBRASKA 38,352
43. ALABAMA 38,325
44. NEW MEXICO 38,067
45. MISSOURI 38,006
46. LOUISIANA 37,918
47. MONTANA 37,184
48. MISSISSIPPI 35,684
49. NORTH DAKOTA 35,441
50. OKLAHOMA 35,061
51. SOUTH DAKOTA 33,236
MEDIAN 42,254

 


Source: National Education Association

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