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Where Do Teachers Make the Most Money?

Where Do Teachers Make The Most Money?

Where you work can greatly impact how much money you make as a teacher.

Top Masters in Education, a resource for educators looking to enhance their own educational foundation, has published a list of the top paying school districts per state based on the average pay of all teachers in the district. At the top of the list is New York's Scarsdale School District which serves students just north of New York City. A distant second, paying almost $30,000 less, is Massachusetts' Nantucket Public Schools.

Other districts claiming the top position for their state include (listed in alphabetical order by state):

  • Huntsville County Schools, Alabama $54,270
  • Valdez School District, Alaska $70,290
  • Phoenix Union School District, Arizona $48,800
  • Springdale Public Schools, Arkansas $48,314
  • Palo Alto Unified School District, California $70,530
  • Boulder Valley School District, Colorado $49,050
  • Greenwich Public Schools, Connecticut $69,465
  • Christina School District, Delaware $60,950
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida $46,500
  • Fulton County Schools, Georgia $56,300

"There has been much debate about the value of education and how teachers are compensated for their tireless commitment to the education of our children," said Hugo Saucedo, Editor of Top Masters in Education.  "With the span between the highest average pay and the lowest exceeding $60,000, it is important that teachers are educated about their compensation so that they can not only make decisions about where they might pursue a career, but so that they can advocate for themselves to receive pay that offers them the financial security they need."

Saucedo determined the highest average paying public school districts in each state by cross-referencing sources including the National Educational Association), National Center for Educational Statistics, State Educational websites, and a variety of other labor related sites that measured average income in each corresponding city. The list does not include private institutions or independent charter schools. 

In addition to naming the average pay in each state's top ranking district, readers will find a brief description of the district and general information about the community where it is located.

Curious to see where your district ranks? View the full list here.

EducationWorld Staff

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