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U.S. Rankings of the States – Average Teacher Salaries

 NEA Rankings & Estimates – 2015 Estimates
(updated May 2016)
State
2015
1. New York
77,957
2. Massachusetts
76,981
3. District of Columbia
75,810
4. California
72,842
5. Connecticut
         72,013
6. New Jersey
69,330
7. Alaska
67,443
8. Maryland
66,482
9. Rhode Island
66,197
10. Pennsylvania
64,991
11. Michigan
63,878
12. Illinois
61,342
13. Oregon
60,064
14. Delaware
59,085
15. Vermont
58,901
16. New Hampshire
58,802
17. Wyoming
57,761
18. Hawaii
57,431
19. Nevada
56,943
20. Minnesota
56,910
21. Ohio
56,410
22. Wisconsin
54,766
23. Iowa
54,416
24. Georgia
54,190
25. Washington
52,539
26. Texas
51,758
27. Kentucky
51,666
28. Nebraska
51.364
29. Montana
51,215
30. Virginia
50,834
31. Indiana
50,715
32. North Dakota
50,237
33. Maine
50,229
34. Colorado
50,039
35. Alabama
49,781
36. Florida
49,199
37. Kansas
49,197
38. Tennessee
48,708
39. South Carolina
48,542
40. Arkansas
48,220
41. North Carolina
47,985
42. Missouri
47,849
43. New Mexico
47,163
44. Louisiana
46,733
45. Utah
46,042
46. West Virginia
45,977
47. Arizona
45,477
48. Idaho
45,409
48. Oklahoma
44,921
49. Mississippi
42,744
50. South Dakota
42,025
National Average
58,064