How Much Do Teachers Get Paid in the US?

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:

Alaska
Contact Information
4100 Spenard Road
Anchorage, Alaska 99517
Phone: (907) 274-0536
Fax: (907) 274-0551
Salary Info:
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
Contact Information
422 Dexter Avenue
P.O. Box 4177
Montgomery, Alabama 36103-4177
Phone: (334) 834-9790
Fax: (334) 262-8377
Quick Facts
Salary Info
Beginning Teacher Salary: $36,144
Average Teacher Salary: $46,879
Job Market:Teacher shortage, especially in special education, math, and science.

Arkansas Education Association
Contact Information
AEA Building
1500 W. 4th Street
Little Rock, AR 72201-1064
Phone: (501) 375-4611
Fax: (501) 375-4620
Salary Info
Beginning Teacher Salary: $30,525
Average Teacher Salary: $47,472
Job Market: Teacher shortage, especially in math, science, ESL.

Arizona Education Association
Contact Information
345 East Palm Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1532
Phone: (602) 264-1774 or (800) 352-5411
Fax: (602) 240-6887
Salary Info
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
Contact Information
1705 Murchison Drive
Burlingame, CA 94011-0921
Phone: (650) 697-1400
Fax: (650) 552-5002
Salary Info
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
Contact Information
1500 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 837-1500
Salary Info
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
Contact Information
Capitol Place
Suite 500
21 Oak Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 525-5641
Fax: (860) 725-6323
Salary Info
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.

One Reply to “How Much Do Teachers Get Paid in the US?”

  1. I didn’t even know that. And I’m here. I’ve been paying these people for years. All the while I could have been getting paid. Just a little note to any foreigners who may be thinking of making the plunge…Look into where you’re going before you do it. A few of those places may not be as welcoming as others. And some may not be as nice weather wise. But I’m from California, so maybe I’m spoiled. Haven’t you heard? It never rains and gold comes out of the ground. Ha!

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