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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