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Here's how much teachers earn in each state

Money Talks News Logo By Krystal Steinmetz of Money Talks News | Slide 1 of 51: Have you ever found yourself musing idealistically, “Gee, maybe I should become a teacher,” and then immediately wondered if you could live on what that job paid?The average annual wage for elementary school teachers (not including special education teachers) in the United States was $60,830 in May 2017 — enough for one person, perhaps two, depending on where you live. Enough anywhere if you’ve married a hedge fund manager. Teaching our youngest students is definitely a valuable role, but the path to fortunes, it is not.But teacher pay varies considerably by state.For example, states like New York and Connecticut pay grade school teachers nearly double the average wage of educators in Oklahoma and Mississippi. That’s according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.How does your state rank based on what it pays its elementary school teachers? Here’s the rundown, beginning with the lowest paid:It's not the usual blah, blah, blah. Click here to sign up for our free newsletter.

Here's how much teachers earn in each state

Have you ever found yourself musing idealistically, “Gee, maybe I should become a teacher,” and then immediately wondered if you could live on what that job paid?

The average annual wage for elementary school teachers (not including special education teachers) in the United States was $60,830 in May 2017 — enough for one person, perhaps two, depending on where you live. Enough anywhere if you’ve married a hedge fund manager. Teaching our youngest students is definitely a valuable role, but the path to fortunes, it is not.

But teacher pay varies considerably by state.

For example, states like New York and Connecticut pay grade school teachers nearly double the average wage of educators in Oklahoma and Mississippi. That’s according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

How does your state rank based on what it pays its elementary school teachers? Click or swipe through to see the rundown, beginning with the lowest paid.

Kari Huus contributed to this report.

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