2023’s Best & Worst States for Teachers – WalletHub Study

With World Teachers’ Day around the corner but teachers making an average of $3,644 less per year than they did 10 years ago when adjusted for inflation, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States for Teachers, as well as expert commentary.

In order to help educators find the best opportunities and teaching environments in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key metrics, ranging from teachers’ income growth potential to the pupil-teacher ratio to public-school spending per student.

Teacher-Friendliness of Texas (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • Overall rank for Texas: 14th
  • 1st – Avg. Starting Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 13th – Avg. Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 28th – Quality of School System
  • 30th – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 46th – Public-School Spending per Student
  • 49th – Teachers’ Income Growth Potential
  • 16th – Projected Competition in Year 2030
  • 17th – 10-Year Change in Teacher Salaries
  • 1st – Existence of Digital Learning Plan