10 States That Pay Teachers the Highest (and Lowest) Salaries

8. Maryland

Maryland state capitol

Maryland state capitol | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Average teacher salary: $66,482

Maryland teachers saw an average salary increase of 3% from the 2013-14 school year to the 2015-16 year, more than Rhode Island’s increase of 2.32%. With a comparable salary, it’s likely why the two states swapped rankings in the most current year, with Maryland’s salaries slightly edging out that of Rhode Island’s.

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