Average salary of classroom teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. in 2016/17, by state (in current U.S. dollars)

Teachers in public elementary/secondary schools - average salary by state 2016/17 This graph shows the average salary of classroom teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in the United States in the academic year 2016/17. The average salary of a teacher in Wyoming in 2017 was 58,650 U.S. dollars.
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Salary in current U.S. dollars
New York 79,637
California 78,711
Massachusetts 77,804
District of Columbia76,131
Connecticut 72,561
New Jersey 69,623
Alaska 68,138
Maryland 66,961
Rhode Island 66,477
Pennsylvania 65,863
Michigan 62,200
Oregon 61,631
Illinois 61,602
Delaware 60,214
Vermont 60,187
United States 58,950
Wyoming 58,650
Hawaii 57,674
Nevada 57,376
Minnesota 57,346
New Hampshire 57,253
Ohio 57,000
Iowa 55,443
Wisconsin 54,998
Georgia 54,602
Washington 54,147
Texas 52,575
Kentucky 52,339
Nebraska 52,338
North Dakota 51,618
Montana 51,422
Maine 51,077
Virginia 51,049
Indiana 50,554
Louisiana 50,000
North Carolina 49,837
Florida 49,407
Alabama 48,868
Arkansas 48,616
South Carolina 48,598
Missouri 48,293
Tennessee 48,456
Kansas 47,984
Idaho 47,504
New Mexico 47,500
Arizona 47,403
Utah 47,244
Colorado 46,506
West Virginia 45,701
Oklahoma 45,245
Mississippi 42,925
South Dakota 42,668
Salary in current U.S. dollars
New York 79,637
California 78,711
Massachusetts 77,804
District of Columbia76,131
Connecticut 72,561
New Jersey 69,623
Alaska 68,138
Maryland 66,961
Rhode Island 66,477
Pennsylvania 65,863
Michigan 62,200
Oregon 61,631
Illinois 61,602
Delaware 60,214
Vermont 60,187
United States 58,950
Wyoming 58,650
Hawaii 57,674
Nevada 57,376
Minnesota 57,346
New Hampshire 57,253
Ohio 57,000
Iowa 55,443
Wisconsin 54,998
Georgia 54,602
Washington 54,147
Texas 52,575
Kentucky 52,339
Nebraska 52,338
North Dakota 51,618
Montana 51,422
Maine 51,077
Virginia 51,049
Indiana 50,554
Louisiana 50,000
North Carolina 49,837
Florida 49,407
Alabama 48,868
Arkansas 48,616
South Carolina 48,598
Missouri 48,293
Tennessee 48,456
Kansas 47,984
Idaho 47,504
New Mexico 47,500
Arizona 47,403
Utah 47,244
Colorado 46,506
West Virginia 45,701
Oklahoma 45,245
Mississippi 42,925
South Dakota 42,668
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This graph shows the average salary of classroom teachers in public elementary and secondary schools in the United States in the academic year 2016/17. The average salary of a teacher in Wyoming in 2017 was 58,650 U.S. dollars.
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Release date
August 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016-2017
Supplementary notes
Elementary schools include kindergarten. Teachers include full-time working teachers only.

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