Educators are paid an average annual salary of $60,483 in the 2017-2018 school year but in New York it was much higher!
$83,585 a year for New York teachers which is number one in the United States. This is including the fact that New York has the biggest school district in the country with 1,800 schools and over 1.1 million students.
Many teachers in the United States are not happy with how low their pay is so they have begun striking. In West Virginia teachers were the first to walk out and strike for higher pay which leads to lawmakers boosting pay to five percent more.
According to a report from the National Education Association, as well as the U.S. Census Bureau's 2017 American Community Survey here are the top 10 yearly salaried states for teachers:
- New York: $83,585
- California: $81,126
- Massachusetts: $79,710
- District of Columbia: $76,486
- Connecticut: $73,113
- New Jersey: $69,917
- Maryland: $69,761
- Alaska: $69,474
- Pennsylvania: $67,398
- Illinois: $66,778