Teachers in public elementary/secondary schools - average salary by state 2017/18

This graph shows the average salary of classroom teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in the United States in the academic year 2017/18. The average salary of a teacher in Wyoming in 2018 was 58,578 U.S. dollars.

Average salary of classroom teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. in 2017/18, by state

Salary in current U.S. dollars
New York 83,585
California 81,126
Massachusetts 79,710
District of Columbia76,486
Connecticut 73,113
New Jersey 69,917
Maryland 69,761
Alaska 69,474
Pennsylvania 67,398
Rhode Island 66,758
Illinois 65,776
Oregon 63,143
Michigan 62,702
Delaware 60,484
United States 60,483
Wyoming 58,578
Vermont 58,527
Ohio 58,000
Hawaii 57,866
New Hampshire 57,833
Nevada 57,812
Minnesota 57,782
Iowa 56,790
Georgia 56,329
Wisconsin 55,895
Washington 55,175
Indiana 54,846
North Dakota 54,421
Nebraska 53,473
Texas 53,167
Kentucky 52,952
Montana 52,776
Colorado 52,389
Maine 51,663
Virginia 51,265
South Carolina 51,027
Tennessee 50,900
North Carolina 50,861
Kansas 50,403
Louisiana 50,256
Alabama 50,239
Idaho 49,225
Missouri 49,208
Arkansas 49,017
South Dakota 47,944
New Mexico 47,839
Arizona 47,746
Florida 47,721
Utah 47,604
Oklahoma 45,678
West Virginia 45,642
Mississippi 43,107
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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

academic year 2017-2018

Supplementary notes

Elementary schools include kindergarten. Teachers include full-time working teachers only.

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