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Here’s How Much Teachers Are Paid in Every State


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The coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, however a technique or one other, academics have continued doing their jobs.

Elementary college academics within the U.S. earned a median annual wage of $65,420 as of 2020, in keeping with the most recent knowledge from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Center college academics earned a median of $64,990 at that very same time. Highschool academics averaged $67,340 per yr.

However instructor pay varies significantly by state. States additionally differ as to which college stage pays greatest. Usually, elementary college academics make lower than their center college and highschool counterparts, however not at all times.

Following are the common annual wages for elementary, center and highschool academics in every state for 2020, in addition to the variety of academics employed in every state. The states are ranked primarily based on elementary-school pay.

50. Mississippi

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $43,280
  • Employment: 12,150

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $48,210
  • Employment: 5,750

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $46,100
  • Employment: 9,040

49. South Dakota

Teacher in a face mask explaining math
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $44,790
  • Employment: 3,880

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $45,580
  • Employment: 1,800

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $45,810
  • Employment: 3,090

48. West Virginia

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $47,780
  • Employment: 6,080

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $49,090
  • Employment: 4,110

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $49,750
  • Employment: 4,040

47. Arizona

Teacher and student in classroom
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $47,910
  • Employment: 23,370

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $46,540
  • Employment: 11,640

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $53,620
  • Employment: 15,600

46. Oklahoma

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $48,570
  • Employment: 16,670

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $49,030
  • Employment: 7,540

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $50,000
  • Employment: 13,550

45. Arkansas

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $49,380
  • Employment: 12,750

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $51,360
  • Employment: 5,750

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $52,540
  • Employment: 12,030

44. Louisiana

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $49,620
  • Employment: 21,580

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $50,140
  • Employment: 7,030

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $52,420
  • Employment: 14,610

43. North Carolina

Teacher in a face mask disinfecting student desks
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $50,130
  • Employment: 43,200

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $51,450
  • Employment: 16,290

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $51,460
  • Employment: 24,820

42. Montana

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $50,270
  • Employment: 4,610

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $55,240
  • Employment: 1,610

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $52,680
  • Employment: 2,960

41. Idaho

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $50,850
  • Employment: 8,050

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $53,070
  • Employment: 1,600

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $51,790
  • Employment: 5,680

40. Alabama

Young teacher using internet to remotely teach during the coronavirus crisis
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $51,280
  • Employment: 20,750

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $52,720
  • Employment: 10,760

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $53,170
  • Employment: 12,570

39. Missouri

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $52,050
  • Employment: 20,580

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $54,430
  • Employment: 11,140

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $48,570
  • Employment: 30,850

38. Kentucky

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $52,950
  • Employment: 18,170

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $53,900
  • Employment: 7,710

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $55,740
  • Employment: 11,680

37. South Carolina

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $52,960
  • Employment: 20,740

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $54,020
  • Employment: 8,680

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $53,950
  • Employment: 12,850

36. Tennessee

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $53,430
  • Employment: 27,870

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $53,720
  • Employment: 11,720

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $54,700
  • Employment: 20,060

35. Maine

Young girl in online class with geometry teacher on her laptop
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $53,640
  • Employment: 5,760

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $58,720
  • Employment: 3,150

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $56,810
  • Employment: 5,060

34. Indiana

Students playing instruments with teacher in music class
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $53,650
  • Employment: 25,360

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $55,000
  • Employment: 11,260

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $54,090
  • Employment: 19,450

33. Kansas

Teacher in a mask
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $54,460
  • Employment: 15,250

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $58,010
  • Employment: 6,280

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $55,170
  • Employment: 11,290

32. Iowa

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $55,040
  • Employment: 16,290

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $56,910
  • Employment: 7,640

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $57,920
  • Employment: 9,690

31. North Dakota

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $55,850
  • Employment: 4,190

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $61,040
  • Employment: 1,340

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $56,610
  • Employment: 2,630

30. Colorado

Asian woman teacher checking homework at her desk.
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $56,150
  • Employment: 25,130

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $56,030
  • Employment: 12,650

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $57,950
  • Employment: 16,600

29. Texas

Teacher and student in classroom
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $56,760
  • Employment: 131,370

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $57,010
  • Employment: 65,580

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $58,040
  • Employment: 97,060

28. Nevada

A female teacher in an empty classroom during the pandemic
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $56,780
  • Employment: 9,870

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $60,060
  • Employment: 3,830

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $58,150
  • Employment: 5,810

27. Florida

A teacher helps a student with face masks on during the coronavirus crsis
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $57,520
  • Employment: 73,840

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $59,820
  • Employment: 34,530

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $61,530
  • Employment: 48,600

26. Wisconsin

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $58,340
  • Employment: 26,790

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $59,910
  • Employment: 12,550

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $59,650
  • Employment: 17,160

25. Wyoming

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $59,300
  • Employment: 2,440

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $61,330
  • Employment: 1,220

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $62,170
  • Employment: 1,620

24. Utah

Students in a classroom during the pandemic
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $59,680
  • Employment: 12,800

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $66,910
  • Employment: 7,640

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $66,140
  • Employment: 8,440

23. New Hampshire

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $60,730
  • Employment: 6,480

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $61,190
  • Employment: 2,960

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $62,210
  • Employment: 4,350

22. New Mexico

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $60,740
  • Employment: 7,860

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $52,730
  • Employment: 3,240

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $56,710
  • Employment: 6,180

21. Georgia

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $61,290
  • Employment: 43,610

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $61,150
  • Employment: 30,420

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $61,930
  • Employment: 25,310

20. Nebraska

Teacher and student in an art class
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $61,890
  • Employment: 9,020

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $62,740
  • Employment: 4,070

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $62,530
  • Employment: 6,320

19. Minnesota

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $62,560
  • Employment: 23,200

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $63,670
  • Employment: 8,490

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $64,570
  • Employment: 18,900

18. Vermont

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $62,750
  • Employment: 3,870

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $62,600
  • Employment: 1,120

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $66,370
  • Employment: 3,030

17. Ohio

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $64,700
  • Employment: 52,910

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $64,620
  • Employment: 28,540

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $66,010
  • Employment: 50,010

16. Hawaii

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $65,060
  • Employment: 4,810

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $65,150
  • Employment: 1,940

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $66,340
  • Employment: 3,600

14. Delaware (tie)

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $66,140
  • Employment: 3,810

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $64,720
  • Employment: 2,010

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $68,020
  • Employment: 3,140

14. Illinois (tie)

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $66,140
  • Employment: 57,880

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $65,370
  • Employment: 22,110

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $76,010
  • Employment: 42,700

13. Michigan

Teacher writing on blackboard
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $68,850
  • Employment: 36,190

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $62,990
  • Employment: 14,430

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $62,930
  • Employment: 22,570

12. Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $69,410
  • Employment: 53,460

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $69,670
  • Employment: 23,100

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $69,530
  • Employment: 50,450

11. Oregon

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $71,420
  • Employment: 15,030

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $67,130
  • Employment: 5,120

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $73,510
  • Employment: 9,070

10. Rhode Island

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $71,640
  • Employment: 4,020

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $76,050
  • Employment: 1,600

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $76,270
  • Employment: 4,400

9. Virginia

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $72,620
  • Employment: 37,160

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $73,870
  • Employment: 17,860

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: Not out there
  • Employment: 24,540

8. New Jersey

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $73,330
  • Employment: 37,870

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $74,950
  • Employment: 25,670

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $78,900
  • Employment: 29,860

7. Washington

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $74,400
  • Employment: 29,080

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $76,370
  • Employment: 10,370

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $77,140
  • Employment: 14,810

6. Alaska

Schoolboy with backpack in snow.
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $74,720
  • Employment: 3,380

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $80,260
  • Employment: 960

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $75,790
  • Employment: 2,470

5. Maryland

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $77,470
  • Employment: 27,050

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $77,770
  • Employment: 12,380

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $78,510
  • Employment: 15,520

4. Connecticut

Teacher on camera during the pandemic
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $79,610
  • Employment: 15,000

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $81,140
  • Employment: 7,770

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $78,510
  • Employment: 15,850

3. New York

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $84,380
  • Employment: 92,700

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $89,150
  • Employment: 42,380

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $88,890
  • Employment: 67,810

2. Massachusetts

Older man giving lessons online.
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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $84,810
  • Employment: 29,900

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $82,610
  • Employment: 14,580

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $84,130
  • Employment: 25,730

1. California

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Elementary college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $85,110
  • Employment: 156,920

Center college academics:

  • Common annual wage: $81,940
  • Employment: 36,780

Highschool academics:

  • Common annual wage: $86,900
  • Employment: 103,830

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