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2011-2012 Average Starting Teacher Salaries by State



NEW: 2012-2013 UPDATE


We have updated salary data based on 2013 reporting.


2011-12 National Average Starting Teacher Salary: $35,672

State Avg. Starting Salary
Alabama $36,201
Alaska $42,928
Arkansas $32,478
Arizona $31,689
California* $41,131
Colorado $32,095
Connecticut $42,450
District of Columbia $51,539
Delaware $39,099
Federal Education Association $44,416
Florida $35,236
Georgia $33,673
Hawaii $38,479
Iowa $32,895
Idaho $29,915
Illinois $36,636
Indiana $33,574
Kansas $32,964
Kentucky $35,075
Louisiana $38,655
Massachusetts $40,462
Maryland $43,003
Maine $31,580
Michigan $34,724
Minnesota $34,025
Missouri $29,857
Mississippi $31,187
Montana $26,734
North Carolina $30,779
North Dakota $31,065
Nebraska $30,086
New Hampshire $33,871
New Jersey $48,101
New Mexico $32,092
Nevada $35,449
New York $44,370
Ohio $33,035
Oklahoma $31,600
Oregon $33,241
Pennsylvania $41,192
Rhode Island $39,006
South Carolina $31,685
South Dakota $29,308
Tennessee $33,287
Texas* $34,234
Utah $33,268
Virginia $36,737
Vermont $34,709
Washington $36,474
Wisconsin $33,170
West Virginia $32,435
Wyoming $43,053

*2010-2011

SOURCE: NEA Collective Bargaining/Member Advocacy Database, based on affiliate reporting as of October 31, 2012


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