Where high-school teachers are paid the least
state/territoryMedian teacher income (2016)Median household income (2016)difference
Puerto Rico$35,520$20,078$15,442
Oklahoma$40,780$49,176-$8,396
South Dakota$42,270$54,467-$12,197
Mississippi$42,860$41,754$1,106
North Carolina$44,010$50,584-$6,574
West Virginia$44,480$43,385$1,095
Missouri$44,710$51,746-$7,036
Idaho$45,500$51,807-$6,307
Arizona$46,070$53,558-$7,488
Kansas$47,900$54,935-$7,035
North Dakota$47,910$60,656-$12,746
Louisiana$48,560$45,146$3,414
Arkansas$48,870$44,334$4,536
Florida$49,550$50,860-$1,310
Tennessee$49,770$48,547$1,223
Alabama$49,870$46,257$3,613
Montana$49,930$50,027-$97
Indiana$50,360$52,314-$1,954
South Carolina$50,470$49,501$969
Colorado$50,790$65,685-$14,895
Note: Salaries for secondary-school teachers, except special and career/technical education
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, American Community Survey estimates