In Which State Do Teachers Make the Most Money?


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Teachers in New Jersey have the highest average starting salary at $44,872, while teachers in New York have the highest average overall salary at $69,118. The next highest average salary for teachers is in California at $68,093.

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Additional states with high beginning teacher salaries include Hawaii at $43,157, the District of Columbia at $42,370 and Maryland at $42,370. California is not only the second-ranked state for overall teacher salaries, but it is ranked fifth for starting salaries at an average of $41,181 a year. New York has the sixth-highest starting salary at $41,079. States that make the list for high overall salaries are Massachusetts, Connecticut and Illinois.

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