Where teachers get paid the most, and the least

The average teacher makes $56,383, according to data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics. Educators in New York are the best-paid in the country, hauling in $75,279, while teachers in South Dakota pull in just $39,580 on average, the lowest in the country.

Here’s what teachers are paid around the country, according to data first pulled up by our colleague Valerie Strauss of the Answer Sheet blog:


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Reid Wilson covers national politics and Congress for The Washington Post. He is the author of Read In, The Post’s morning tip sheet on politics.

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Reid Wilson · December 16, 2013