If there’s one thing most everyone can agree on in these extremely divisive times, it’s this: teachers in America don’t make enough money.
We’ve recently seen teachers walkout and protest to demand better wages in Arizona, Oklahoma, and North Carolina, and hopefully lawmakers will pay attention and increase pay for educators across the board. A website called howmuch.com compiled the states from coast to coast and made some handy maps detailing how the average salary for teachers in each state for elementary, middle school, and high school teachers.
The national average for teachers across the board is $49,000 annually. Obviously, wages vary depending on the region where a teacher works. New York leads the way in pay, and Alaska, Connecticut, and California round out the top four.
h/t: Mental Floss