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Top 10 States for Average Teacher Pay

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According to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the average teacher pay across the United States in the 2006-07 school year was $51,009. The average beginning teacher pay was $35,284. Here is a list of the top ten states for the highest average teacher pay according to statstics from the AFT.

1. California

$63,640

2. Connecticut

$61,039

3. New Jersey

$59,730

4. New York

$59,557

5. Rhode Island

$58,420

6. Illinois

$58,275

7. Massachusetts

$58,178

8. Maryland

$56,927

9. Michigan

$55,541

10. Pennsylvania

$54,977

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