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2017-18 salaries for teachers in Texas averaged $53,334

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Teachers’ salaries in Texas averaged $53,334 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 27th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

Teacher pay in Texas in 2017-18 was 1.54 percent more than it was the previous year, the NEA data shows.

Nationwide, the average classroom teacher’s pay last year stood at $60,477, the NEA reported. In inflation-adjusted dollars, teachers’ pay has dipped 4.5 percent over the past decade, according to the analysis.

The average change in classroom teacher pay between 2016-17 and 2017-18 in the United States was 1.58 percent, according to the association. The NEA estimates that this year, teacher salaries nationwide will rise 2.1 percent over the previous year to $61,730.

Average Teacher Salaries by State, 2017-18

Rank State Average Salary (2016-17) Average Salary (2017-18) % Change
1 New York $81,902 $84,227 2.84%
2 California $79,128 $80,680 1.96%
3 Massachusetts $78,708 $80,357 2.10%
4 District of Columbia* $75,692 $76,486 1.05%
5 Connecticut $73,147 $74,517 1.87%
6 New Jersey $69,623 $69,917 0.42%
7 Alaska $68,769 $69,682 1.33%
8 Maryland $68,357 $69,627 1.86%
9 Pennsylvania $66,265 $67,535 1.92%
10 Rhode Island $66,477 $66,758 0.42%
11 Illinois $64,516 $65,721 1.87%
12 Oregon $61,860 $63,061 1.94%
13 Michigan $62,287 $61,911 -0.60%
14 Delaware $61,286 $61,795 0.83%
15 Vermont $59,300 $60,556 2.12%
16 Wyoming $58,187 $58,352 0.28%
17 Ohio $58,202 $58,000 -0.35%
18 Hawaii $56,651 $57,866 2.14%
19 New Hampshire $57,522 $57,833 0.54%
20 Minnesota $57,346 $57,782 0.76%
21 Iowa $55,647 $57,018 2.46%
22 Georgia $55,532 $56,329 1.44%
23 Washington $54,433 $55,693 2.31%
24 Nevada $54,674 $54,280 -0.72%
25 Nebraska $52,338 $54,213 3.58%
26 Maine $52,879 $53,815 1.77%
27 Texas $52,525 $53,334 1.54%
28 Kentucky $52,338 $52,952 1.17%
29 North Dakota $52,536 $52,850 0.60%
30 Montana $51,422 $52,776 2.63%
31 Colorado $51,810 $52,701 1.72%
32 Virginia $52,340 $51,994 -0.66%
33 Wisconsin $51,439 $51,469 0.06%
34 North Carolina $49,970 $51,231 2.52%
35 Tennessee $50,099 $50,900 1.60%
36 Indiana $50,218 $50,614 0.79%
37 Alabama $50,391 $50,568 0.35%
38 Arkansas $48,304 $50,544 4.64%
39 Louisiana $49,801 $50,359 1.12%
40 South Carolina $50,000 $50,182 0.36%
41 Kansas $49,422 $49,754 0.67%
42 Utah $48,576 $49,655 2.22%
43 Missouri $48,620 $49,304 1.41%
44 Idaho $47,504 $49,225 3.62%
45 Arizona $47,255 $48,723 3.11%
46 Florida $47,267 $48,168 1.91%
47 South Dakota $46,979 $47,631 1.39%
48 New Mexico $47,122 $47,152 0.06%
49 Oklahoma $45,292 $46,300 2.23%
50 West Virginia $45,555 $45,642 0.19%
51 Mississippi $44,659 $44,926 0.60%

Source: National Education Association