Best and Worst States for Teachers

Oct 6, 2016

Credit Wallethub

Job pressures, low pay and lack of mobility force many teachers to quit soon after they begin. With that in mind, the personal finance website Wallethub set out to find which states are doing a good job of treating teachers with the respect they deserve.

Among states in the HPPR listening area, only Texas made the top ten, landing at number eight on the list. Nebraska also did well, appearing at number 13 among states. Colorado was in the top half, coming in at number 16. Despite recent struggles, Oklahoma and Kansas didn’t show as poorly as one might think. Kansas was listed at number 32, and Oklahoma at number 36.

New Jersey was found to treat its teachers the best, while Hawaii landed at the very bottom of the list. WalletHub compared states based on 16 metrics including “median starting salary” to “pupil-teacher ratio.”

Source: WalletHub