Written by DML
Below is a very important report which I ask you to please share on your social media accounts.

This report comes from WalletHub.
The “Best and Worst States for Teachers 2018.”

With World Teachers’ Day around the corner and teaching among the lowest-paid professions that require a bachelor’s degree, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Teachers as well as accompanying videos.

In order to help educators find the best opportunities and teaching environments in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 22 key metrics, ranging from teachers’ income growth potential to pupil-teacher ratio to teacher safety.

Best States for Teachers
New York, Connecticut, Minnesota, Illinois, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, New Jersey, Maryland and Ohio. 

Worst States for Teachers
West Virginia, District of Columbia, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, Arizona and Hawaii.

Best vs. Worst
Wyoming has the highest annual average starting salary for teachers (adjusted for cost of living), $47,288, which is 1.9 times higher than in Hawaii, the state with the lowest at $24,409.

Michigan has the highest average annual salary for public-school teachers (adjusted for cost of living), $69,439, which is 2.3 times higher than in Hawaii, the state with the lowest at $30,086.

Maryland has the lowest projected number of teachers per 1,000 students by year 2026 (indicating the size of competition), 21.97, which is 4.3 times lower than in District of Columbia, the state with the highest at 94.64.

Vermont has the lowest pupil-teacher ratio, 10.54, which is 2.2 times lower than in California, the state with the highest at 23.63.

District of Columbia has the highest public-school spending per student, $25,323, which is 3.8 times higher than in Indiana, the state with the lowest at $6,673.

To view the full report and your state or the District’s rank, click here.


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