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Best states for an Educator

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Job opportunities vary from state to state, and Education, Training, and Library careers are no different.

Because we know how difficult it can be to know which states are the best when it comes to Educator jobs, we decided to crunch some numbers to bring you the best states for Educators.

Turns out, the median salary for the highest 10% of Educators in America is $92,000.

The median salary for Educators in New Mexico is $70,908.

Compare that to the median salary in West Virginia of $26,802, which ranked worst for Educators, and you can see how your location is important for your career.

Our research put Hawaii at no. 1 on the list of best paying states for Educators. Washington, District of Columbia, and New Mexico also ranked high on our list.

The 10 Best States in America For Educators in 2019

  1. New Mexico
  2. Iowa
  3. Hawaii
  4. Washington
  5. California
  6. New Jersey
  7. Michigan
  8. Arizona
  9. Missouri
  10. Oregon
  • (89 jobs)
  • (125 jobs)
  • (27 jobs)
  • (246 jobs)
  • (1,806 jobs)
  • (346 jobs)
  • (239 jobs)
  • (250 jobs)
  • (140 jobs)
  • (94 jobs)

We used our most recent data to determine the states that are best for Educator positions.

In order to rank the states, we needed to figure out not just where the jobs are located, but we also needed to establish how much these jobs paid.

Check out the ranking of the best states for Educators below.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Educators in 2019

1. New Mexico

Total Educator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
89 $70,908 $41,000 $120,000 1.51
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Educator Jobs in New Mexico

2. Iowa

Total Educator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
125 $70,022 $41,000 $118,000 1
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Educator Jobs in Iowa

3. Hawaii

Total Educator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
27 $75,699 $44,000 $128,000 1.02
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Educator Jobs in Hawaii

4. Washington

Total Educator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
246 $74,690 $44,000 $126,000 0.86
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Educator Jobs in Washington

5. California

Total Educator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,806 $64,849 $37,000 $112,000 1.42
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Educator Jobs in California

6. New Jersey

Total Educator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
346 $69,850 $53,000 $92,000 1.14
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Educator Jobs in New Jersey

7. Michigan

Total Educator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
239 $62,045 $36,000 $105,000 0.92
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Educator Jobs in Michigan

8. Arizona

Total Educator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
250 $57,750 $34,000 $97,000 1.34
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Educator Jobs in Arizona

9. Missouri

Total Educator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
140 $63,656 $37,000 $108,000 0.74
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Educator Jobs in Missouri

10. Oregon

Total Educator Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
94 $65,137 $38,000 $110,000 0.74
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Educator Jobs in Oregon

HOW WE DETERMINED THE BEST STATES TO BE an Educator

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed list of the best states for an Educator

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