March 18, 2018

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Florida Is 2017's 5th Worst State for Teachers – WalletHub Study

| 9/27/2017

With World Teachers’ Day around the corner and a number of states, such as Kentucky, Michigan and Minnesota, currently facing pension crises that adversely affect their educators, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Best & Worst States for Teachers.

In order to help educators find the best opportunities and teachingenvironments in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 21 key metrics, ranging from teachers’ income growth potential to pupil-teacher ratio to teacher safety.
Teacher-Friendliness of Florida (1=Best; 25=Avg.)

  • 22nd – Avg. Starting Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 41st – Avg. Annual Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 21st – Quality of School System
  • 28th – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 37th – Public-School Spending per Student
  • 32nd – Teachers’ Income Growth Potential
  • 37th – 10-Year Change in Teacher Salaries

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