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2016-2017 Average Starting Teacher Salaries by State



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2016-17 National Average Starting Teacher Salary: $38,617


State Avg. Starting Salary
Alabama $38,477
Alaska $46,785
Arkansas $33,973
Arizona $34,068
California* $44,782
Colorado $32,980
Connecticut $45,280
District of Columbia* $51,359
Delaware $41,415
Federal Education Association $49,120
Florida $37,405
Georgia $34,872
Hawaii $45,963
Iowa $35,766
Idaho $33,743
Illinois $38,820
Indiana $35,241
Kansas $34,883
Kentucky $36,494
Louisiana $40,128
Massachusetts $44,726
Maryland $44,675
Maine $33,876
Michigan $36,234
Minnesota $37,644
Missouri $31,842
Mississippi $34,780
Montana $30,036
North Carolina $37,514
North Dakota $38,032
Nebraska $33,854
New Hampshire $36,845
New Jersey $51,179
New Mexico $34,544
Nevada $37,973
New York $44,935
Ohio $35,249
Oklahoma $31,919
Oregon $35,534
Pennsylvania $44,144
Rhode Island $41,481
South Carolina $33,057
South Dakota $37,419
Tennessee $36,402
Texas $40,725
Utah $35,722
Virginia $39,398
Vermont $38,483
Washington $40,426
Wisconsin $36,983
West Virginia $33,684
Wyoming $45,207

*2016-2017

SOURCE: NEA Collective Bargaining/Member Advocacy’s Teacher Salary Database, based on affiliate reporting as of December 2017.


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