2020’s Best & Worst States for Teachers – WalletHub Study

With World Teachers’ Day around the corner and teachers having to implement social distancing or online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020’s Best & Worst States for Teachers, as well as accompanying videos.

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 25 key metrics, ranging from teachers’ income growth potential to the pupil-teacher ratio to whether the state has a digital learning plan.

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

  • 2nd – Avg. Starting Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 26th – Avg. Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 28th – Quality of School System
  • 30th – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 39th – Public-School Spending per Student
  • 47th – Teachers’ Income Growth Potential
  • 30th – Projected Competition in Year 2028
  • 12th – 10-Year Change in Teacher Salaries
  • 48th – Statewide School Reopening
  • 1st – Existence of Digital Learning Plan