Facts and Figures About States With the Highest Average Teacher Salaries in Rural Districts

Last Updated: June 25, 2010

This article appeared in the June 2010 Rural Policy Matters.

Question: Which five states have the highest salary expenditures for instructional staff members in rural districts (essentially the highest average teacher salaries)?

Answer: New York has the highest average expenditures for rural instructional staff at $74,800, followed by Alaska at $74,193, Connecticut at $73,632, New Jersey at $65,674, and California at $65,120. Actual salary levels may vary widely between districts.

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