Average Salaries of Public School Teachers

Below are average salaries for teachers by state for the 2012-13 school year.

New York has the highest average salary in the nation. The average teacher salary nationwide is $56,383.

Click here for average starting salaries for new teachers by state.

State

Number of Teachers in Public K-12 Schools

 Average Salary

Alabama

45,519

$47,949

Alaska

8,220

$65,468

Arizona

59,715

$49,885

Arkansas

31,083

$46,632

California

242,308

$69,324

Colorado

47,927

$49,844

Connecticut

41,528

$69,766

Delaware

8,936

$59,679

District of Columbia

6,080

$70,906

Florida

168,502

$46,944

Georgia

110,788

$52,880

Hawaii

11,292

$54,300

Idaho

15,897

$49,734

Illinois

128,166

$59,113

Indiana

62,463

$51,456

Iowa

34,200

$51,528

Kansas

34,074

$47,464

Kentucky

41,183

$50,326

Louisiana

49,712

$51,381

Maine

15,507

$48,119

Maryland

58,351

$65,265

Massachusetts

69,242

$73,129

Michigan

84,092

$61,560

Minnesota

52,899

$56,268

Mississippi

33,479

$41,994

Missouri

68,652

$47,517

Montana

10,645

$49,999

Nebraska

28,137

$48,931

Nevada

25,762

$55,957

New Hampshire

15,619

$55,599

New Jersey

113,250

$68,797

New Mexico

21,352

$46,573

New York

206,000

$75,279

North Carolina

93,964

$45,947

North Dakota

7,848

$47,344

Ohio

108,399

$58,092

Oklahoma

41,377

$44,128

Oregon

27,800

$58,758

Pennsylvania

120,544

$63,521

Rhode Island

11,029

$63,474

South Carolina

47,310

$47,924

South Dakota

9,075

$39,580

Tennessee

64,702

$48,289

Texas

324,243

$48,110

Utah

27,245

$49,393

Vermont

8,964

$52,526

Virginia

103,098

$49,869

Washington

53,020

$53,571

West Virginia

19,860

$46,405

Wisconsin

56,180

$49,051

Wyoming

7,220

$57,920

Source: National Education Association

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