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2017-2018 Average Starting Teacher Salaries by State



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2017-18 National Average Starting Teacher Salary: $39,249


State Avg. Starting Salary
Alabama $38,491
Alaska $46,954
Arizona $34,473
Arkansas $33,323
California* $46,992
Colorado $33,483
Connecticut $45,922
Delaware $41,639
District of Columbia* $55,209
Federal Education Association $50,468
Florida $37,636
Georgia $35,474
Hawaii $46,790
Idaho $34,801
Illinois $39,236
Indiana $35,943
Iowa $37,048
Kansas $35,769
Kentucky $36,752
Louisiana $40,303
Maine $34,788
Maryland $45,147
Massachusetts $45,498
Michigan $36,599
Minnesota $38,529
Mississippi $34,784
Missouri $32,226
Montana $31,418
Nebraska $34,465
Nevada $39,054
New Hampshire $37,395
New Jersey $51,443
New Mexico $36,405
New York $45,589
North Carolina $37,631
North Dakota $38,611
Ohio $35,923
Oklahoma $32,010
Oregon $36,319
Pennsylvania $44,647
Rhode Island $41,689
South Carolina $33,148
South Dakota $38,098
Tennessee $37,305
Texas $41,481
Utah $38,499
Vermont $38,499
Virginia $40,453
Washington $42,240
West Virginia $33,715
Wisconsin $38,181
Wyoming $45,241

*2017-2018

SOURCE: The salary data are obtained from a variety of sources, including NEA state affiliates, state departments of education, and school district and local affiliate websites.

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