Teacher Salary Across USA

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  1. sancynicole

    sancynicole Rookie

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    I would love if different people from different states can chime in and list what Teachers typically make (salary) in your city,state and other info like benefits (is the FAMILY included or is it like 500/mo to add a husband, etc) and year-round/trad. This is great for senior level students like myself who are beginning country-wide job search and need to now where to start! I would especially love to learn about Boston, as the info is hard to find b/c of the unions.

    I am in York County, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, VIRGINIA and the starting salary around here is about 35000 through 40000, depending on your step (years of experience) and degree for a TEACHER.


    I also know that Chapel Hill, NC (pretty much ALL NC for the matter) are about $33691 for STARTING teachers and about $39710 for 5-years experience. Also, benefits do not include a spouse/child and cost extra (I think between 300 and 600/month).
     
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  3. lemonhead

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    North Texas- first year teachers between 38k and 44k
     
  4. Teachling

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    There are some ISD that start you at $46K. I've heard also that there are district that will help pay for a Master's degree. As for health insurance, I've seen one district that pays the first $225 a month & the employee is responsible for the rest.
     
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    I don't know about benefits, but here in Mississippi, the average starting salary for a teacher with a bachelor's degree is $30,900. But for my district it's $33064.
     
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    Starting wage in WY is $42,500 for beginning teachers. I work at a private school where beginning wages are unfortunately only $28K.
     
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    Starting pay in South Florida is about $36,000

    Insurance is about $400/month for family coverage.
     
  8. vateacher757

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    Hey Sancynicole, I am in Williamsburg! :2up:
     
  9. JaimeMarie

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    First year teachers have to make 30,000 most schools pay that some pay a little more. I have no idea what the average is after that. I haven't made it there far.

    Also, must district pay 85% to 93% of health care and full dental.


    Last year the district I worked for paid full health care no dental.
     
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    In Northern NJ, starting salary is about $40,000 depending where you are.

    In my district, the 1st year teacher starting salary is $48,000 and full health benefits. As for dental, we are covered for our 6 month cleaning and can max out $1000 per year for dental work.
     
  11. lemonhead

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    Here is a state comparison as of 2005-2006 per Washigton DC Job Source. Sorry about the formatting.

    It is sorted by starting teacher in desending order. How does your area compare to your states average? Mine is higher. Infact the starting salary at my preferred district is higher than the average.

    Rank State Starting Salary *Average Salary
    1 Alaska $40,027 $54,424
    2 District of Columbia $38,566 $58,456
    3 Hawaii $37,615 $46,149
    4 New Jersey $37,061 $56,682
    5 New York $36,400 $56,200
    6 California $35,135 $57,876
    7 Georgia $35,116 $46,526
    8 Illinois $35,114 $55,629
    9 Delaware $34,566 $50,869
    10 Connecticut $34,462 $58,688
    11 Michigan $34,377 $56,973
    12 Pennsylvania $34,140 $53,258
    13 Massachusetts $34,041 $54,325
    14 Maryland $33,760 $52,331
    15 Oregon $33,396 $48,330
    16 Rhode Island $32,902 $53,473
    17 Texas $32,741 $41,009
    18 Virginia $32,437 $44,763
    19 New Mexico $31,920 $39,391
    20 Colorado $31,296 $43,949
    21 Alabama $30,973 $38,186
    22 Minnesota $30,772 $46,906
    23 Florida $30,696 $41,587
    24 Tennessee $30,449 $42,072
    25 Washington $30,159 $45,724
    26 Indiana $29,784 $46,526
    27 Louisiana $29,655 $38,880
    28 Oklahoma $29,473 $37,879
    29 Wyoming $28,900 $40,392
    30 Wisconsin $28,800 $44,299
    31 Ohio $28,692 $48,692
    32 Kansas $28,530 $39,175
    33 Nebraska $28,527 $39,456
    34 Kentucky $28,416 $40,522
    35 Missouri $28,398 $38,971
    36 Arizona $28,236 $42,905
    37 Mississippi $28,106 $36,590
    38 Nevada $27,942 $43,394
    39 South Carolina $27,883 $42,207
    40 North Carolina $27,572 $43,348
    41 New Hampshire $27,367 $43,941
    42 Iowa $26,967 $39,284
    43 West Virginia $26,692 $38,360
    44 Utah $26,130 $39,965
    45 Arkansas $26,129 $40,495
    46 Idaho $25,908 $42,122
    47 Maine $25,901 $39,610
    48 Vermont $25,819 $44,535
    49 South Dakota $25,504 $34,040
    50 North Dakota $24,108 $36,449
    51 Montana $24,032 $38,485
     
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    Well, Wyoming is completely off in this list. Like I said earlier, our starting wage base is $42,500 and tops out around $58,000.
     
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    Maine is off on that list also. Last year the starting salary was 28,000 and this year they upped it to 30,000.
     
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    Southern California -- 1st year -- $43K to $53K
     
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    Missouri is pretty much dead on in that list. Although I'm not sure where the districts are that pay 38K to start....I'd like to find one though!! :)
     
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    Some districts in Texas are far below what's posted on that list, but then some districts are above it too. I'm lucky to be close to districts that are above.
     
  17. sancynicole

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    In Boston, MASS, 1st year Teachers with a Bachelors degree start out at $44,498 or $59098 with 5 years exp., Baschelors degree + 15credits start out at $46, 033 or $61043 after 5 years, Masters- $47,561 or $63068 after 5 years, Masters + 15- $49098 or $65101 after 5 years. SCHOOL COUNSELORS are on the same pay scale.

    DH and I are seriously thinking about Chapel Hill/Cary, NC and also Boston, MASS. In Boston, rent is ALOT more but you save b/c a car isn't necessary and neither is gas money (or so I've been told on the citydata forum). Hawaii seems to start out Teachers pretty well also...
     
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    Here the majority start with a Bach. at around 55-60? NYC schools start around 45 ( I think)
     
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    Does NYC start at 45? Seems pretty low when you consider how high rents are. I thought someone had mentioned previously that teacher pay in NYC is pretty good. Would be curious to know what is exactly.
     
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    In my area of Texas the salary growth per year is very very low. I'm talking like $500 per year.
     
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    I didn't know that, Lemon. At least they offer an increase each yr, where I am we didn't have a pay increase in over 3 yrs & then last yr we had a 3% increase which technically is more of a correction. I say this because for the past several years our health insurance benefits have decrease while at the same time our premiums have increase---not to mention our retirement benefits have also decrease. :huh: So in actually, we have had pay cuts for the last few years! :mad:
     
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    The districts around me tend to increase by at least $1000 each year.
     
  23. lemonhead

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    Thats great STG.

    In Plano, a first year teacher makes 43,150. A teacher who has taught 25 years makes 53,465. Booo!
     
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    Wow, that is less than $500 a year! That's awful.
     
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    Here is a link to district by district information in California.

    Ed-Data
     

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