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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