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NEW TEACHER PAY LAGS BEHIND COMPARABLE PROFESSIONS

New teachers earn less than their peer in other professions requiring comparable education and responsibilities. Wages start low, and the gap keeps widening, causing many good teachers to leave the profession for greener financial pastures.

Scroll over cities on the map below to find the average beginning salaries for new teachers, and how they compare with beginning salaries for nurses, managers, and other comparable professionals.

National starting salary averages:

 Teacher

 Researcher (non-technical)

 Management Trainee

Registered Nurse

 Accountant (public)

 Field Engineer

 $34,935

 $37,541 

 $42,123

 $51,341

 $47,453

 $52,277