In 2002, an announcement flashed on our TV screen: 1 MILLION TEACHERS ARE in DEMAND in the US. My parents hurriedly selected Education as my major. They were funding my college tuition, I should follow their orders. Have you ever stumbled upon NEA.org? This site has information on the current teaching job market as well as the salary classified by states. Have a quick peek:
4100 Spenard Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99517
Phone: (907) 274-0536
Fax: (907) 274-0551
Beginning Teacher Salary: $42,687
Average Teacher Salary: $58,395
Job Market: Teacher shortage in all areas, especially special education, math and science.
Alabama Education Association
422 Dexter Avenue
P.O. Box 4177
Montgomery, Alabama 36103-4177
Phone: (334) 834-9790
Fax: (334) 262-8377
Beginning Teacher Salary: $36,144
Average Teacher Salary: $46,879
Job Market: Teacher shortage, especially in special education, math, and science.
Arkansas Education Association
1500 W. 4th Street
Little Rock, AR 72201-1064
Phone: (501) 375-4611
Fax: (501) 375-4620
Beginning Teacher Salary: $30,525
Average Teacher Salary: $47,472
Job Market: Teacher shortage, especially in math, science, ESL.
Arizona Education Association
345 East Palm Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1532
Phone: (602) 264-1774 or (800) 352-5411
Fax: (602) 240-6887
Beginning Teacher Salary: $31,888
Average Teacher Salary:$46,358
Job Market: Shortage of foreign language, special education, math, bilingual, science, and ESL teachers.
California Teachers Association
1705 Murchison Drive
Burlingame, CA 94011-0921
Phone: (650) 697-1400
Fax: (650) 552-5002
Beginning Teacher Salary: $41,181
Average Teacher Salary: $68,093
Job Market: Need for math, life sciences, special education, English, and bilingual teachers.
Colorado Education Association
1500 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 837-1500
Beginning Teacher Salary: $31,285
Average Teacher Salary (Fall 2010): $49, 228
Job Market:Teacher shortage in special education, English as a Second Language, and math and science, particularly in rural communities.
Connecticut Education Association
21 Oak Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 525-5641
Fax: (860) 725-6323
Beginning Teacher Salary: $40,079
Average Teacher Salary: $63,152
Job Market: Shortages in speech and language, special education, music, science, math, Spanish and bilingual education. Prospective elementary school teachers will improve their “marketability” if they are certified to teach a subject area on the secondary level.
Are you a teacher? How much are you currently earning? If you’re interested in getting employed in USA, take a tour on this site.