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State by State Salary Listings

To learn more about employment opportunities and certification requirements, or to contact the NEA Student Program leader in your state, visit our State Affiliates section.

Top 10 Beginning Teacher Salaries
1. New Jersey  $44, 872
2. Hawaii $43,157
3. District of Columbia $42,370
4. Maryland $42,297
5. California $41,181
6. New York $41, 079
7. Wyoming $40,658
8. Connecticut $40,086
9. Alaska $39,032
10. Massachusetts $38,570 

Top 10 Average Teacher Salaries
1. New York $69,118
2. California $68,093
3. Massachusetts $66,712
4. Connecticut $63,152
5. New Jersey $63,111
6. Maryland $62,849
7. District of Columbia $62,557
8. Illinois $61,344
9. Rhode Island $58,407
10. Alaska $58,395

Sources for the Top 10 lists:
Beginning Teacher Salaries: NEA Collective Bargaining/Member Advocacy
Average Teacher Salaries: NEA’s 2010 Rankings and Estimate full report.

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