States with the lowest average teacher salaries, 2016

May 25, 2017
The salary of the average public school teacher in North Dakota in 2015-16 was only 53 percent of the average teacher salary in New York state.

Public school teachers in South Dakota had the lowest salaries of any state in 2015-16.

The average salary of $42,025 in South Dakota was more than $37,000 less than the average salary in New York state, according to data from the National Education Association.

Nationwide, the average public school teacher salary for 2015-16 was $58,353.

Here are the 10 states with the lowest average teacher salary in 2015-16.

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