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Top 10 States for Beginning Teacher Pay

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According to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the average beginning teacher pay across the United States was $35,284. However, the highest state for beginning teacher pay actually exceeded $44,000. Here is a list of the top ten states for the highest average beginning teacher pay according to statistics from the AFT.

1. New Jersey

$44,523

2. Alaska

$42,006

3. Connecticut

$41,497

4. Maryland

$40,849

5. Wyoming

$40,084

6. Delaware

$39,941

7. New York

$39,500

8. Hawaii

$39,361

9. California

$38,875

10. Texas

$38,522

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