Over the summer I'm moving from IL to MN. I currently work in CPS and the pay for a first year teacher is 42K. I've been doing some research into the starting pay and average pay for a teacher in MN and it's depressing! MN teachers start between 30-32K. Granted the cost of living is much lower in MN however it doesn't do anything to comfort me. I need some advice. Does anyone know of any districts in MN starting teachers at least at 40k? Has anyone made the move from IL to MN and dealt with the cut in salary?