Here’s how much every US state pays its teachers and how much they spend on each student

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During the novel coronavirus outbreak, many teachers have adapted to teaching their lessons remotely so students can still learn.
A teacher’s salary varies across the country.
The average salary for a public school teacher nationwide was $61,730 during the 2018-2019 academic year, the most recent for which data is available.
Mississippi lands at the bottom of the list with an average salary of $45,574, while New York tops it with $85,889.
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Teachers had to quickly adjust their lessons and methods of teaching so they can continue their students’ education during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Although teachers have the incredibly important job of educating the next generation of Americans, their earnings vary widely across the country.

Nationwide, the average public school teacher salary for the 2018-2019 school year was $61,730, according to data from the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. While the nominal teacher salary has increased over the last couple decades, when adjusted for inflation, average salary has dropped over time — about 1.3% lower than the $62,545 average in the 1999-2000 school year using 2018-2019 dollars.

While many teachers earn a solid middle-class wage, the job comes with unique challenges. Many teachers across the US end up spending a not-insignificant amount of their take-home pay on school supplies for their students and classrooms.

The following is how much public-school teachers made during the 2018-2019 school year (the most recent year for which data is available in each state) according to the NCES, as well as the total amount spent per public-school student during the 2018 fiscal year in each state, according to the Census Bureau.

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51. Mississippi

2018-2019 average teacher salary: $45,574

Change in adjusted salary since 1999-2000: -4.4%

State spending per student: $8,935

50. West Virginia

2018-2019 average teacher salary: $47,681

Change in adjusted salary since 1999-2000: -9.0%

State spending per student: $11,334

49. New Mexico

2018-2019 average teacher salary: $47,826

Change in adjusted salary since 1999-2000: -1.8%

State spending per student: $9,582

48. Florida

2018-2019 average teacher salary: $48,395

Change in adjusted salary since 1999-2000: -11.9%

State spending per student: $9,346

47. South Dakota

2018-2019 average teacher salary: $48,786

Change in adjusted salary since 1999-2000: 12.2%

State spending per student: $10,073

46. Kansas

2018-2019 average teacher salary: $49,800

Change in adjusted salary since 1999-2000: -4.8%

State spending per student: $11,653

45. Arizona

2018-2019 average teacher salary: $49,892

Change in adjusted salary since 1999-2000: -9.6%

State spending per student: $8,239

44. Missouri

2018-2019 average teacher salary: $50,064

Change in adjusted salary since 1999-2000: -6.1%

State spending per student: $10,810

43. Utah

2018-2019 average teacher salary: $50,342

Change in adjusted salary since 1999-2000: -3.7%

State spending per student: $7,628

42. South Carolina

2018-2019 average teacher salary: $50,395

Change in adjusted salary since 1999-2000: -6.6%

State spending per student: $10,856

41. Idaho

2018-2019 average teacher salary: $50,757

Change in adjusted salary since 1999-2000: -4.6%

State spending per student: $7,771

40. Alabama

2018-2019 average teacher salary: $50,810

Change in adjusted salary since 1999-2000: -7.4%

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