But Idaho wasn’t in the bottom 10, regardless of what the Idaho liberals tell you. Idaho was actually #25 — right in the middle.
Via Joanne Jacobs:
New York is the best state for teachers, according to WalletHub’s analysis. Arizona ranked last.
WalletHub analyzed 21 metrics, ranging from teachers’ income growth potential to pupil-teacher ratio to teacher safety.
Best States for Teachers Worst States for Teachers 1 New York 42 Oklahoma 2 New Jersey 43 Montana 3 Illinois 44 New Mexico 4 Connecticut 45 North Carolina 5 Pennsylvania 46 Louisiana 6 Minnesota 47 Florida 7 Massachusetts 48 Mississippi 8 Wyoming 49 South Carolina 9 Ohio 50 Hawaii 10 Oregon 51 Arizona
Wyoming offers the highest average starting salary for teachers (adjusted for cost of living), $47,185 and Michigan has the highest average salary, $70,327. Hawaii is chintziest in both categories: Teachers start at $24,508 and average $34,308.
Pupil-teacher ratios are lowest in Vermont (10.55 students per teacher) and highest in California (23.58).