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Best States For A Social Studies Teacher

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Are you thinking of becoming a Social Studies Teacher and really want to work at Middle School?

Turns out, your chances are better in some states than others.

As Social Studies Teachers are popular in the U.S., we wanted to bring you a list of the best states for Social Studies Teachers. In case you are trying to decide where to start your career as a Social Studies Teacher, or if you are considering moving to a different city or state, we got you covered.

To that end, we dove into our dataset of job and salary numbers to figure out which states have the best opportunities for Social Studies Teachers. Connecticut is the best state for Social Studies Teachers -- the median salary for Social Studies Teachers in Connecticut is $69,890.

We found that Connecticut is the best state for Social Studies Teacher jobs, whereas South Dakota is the worst.

The 10 Best States In America For Social Studies Teachers in 2020

  1. Connecticut
  2. New Jersey
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Alaska
  5. New York
  6. Illinois
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Oregon
  9. Michigan
  10. New Hampshire
  • (259 jobs)
  • (658 jobs)
  • (398 jobs)
  • (31 jobs)
  • (478 jobs)
  • (1,039 jobs)
  • (25 jobs)
  • (133 jobs)
  • (638 jobs)
  • (80 jobs)

In order to help Social Studies Teachers decide where to work, we compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across the metrics mentioned above.

Our data set includes average annual wages, entry and senior wages, and the number of available jobs per capita.

We also have the current list of job openings for Social Studies Teachers available below.

Curious to see how your state ranks? Here are the best states for Social Studies Teachers.

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

The 10 Best States For Social Studies Teachers In 2020

1. Connecticut

Total Social Studies Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
259 $69,890 $40,000 $119,000 1.38
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
Social Studies Teacher Jobs in Connecticut

2. New Jersey

Total Social Studies Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
658 $68,374 $38,000 $120,000 1.44
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
Social Studies Teacher Jobs in New Jersey

3. Massachusetts

Total Social Studies Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
398 $69,699 $42,000 $114,000 0.8
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
Social Studies Teacher Jobs in Massachusetts

4. Alaska

Total Social Studies Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
31 $67,300 $49,000 $90,000 1.15
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
Social Studies Teacher Jobs in Alaska

5. New York

Total Social Studies Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
478 $75,242 $42,000 $132,000 0.61
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
Social Studies Teacher Jobs in New York

6. Illinois

Total Social Studies Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
1,039 $57,959 $34,000 $96,000 1.45
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
Social Studies Teacher Jobs in Illinois

7. Rhode Island

Total Social Studies Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
25 $66,864 $39,000 $112,000 0.48
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
Social Studies Teacher Jobs in Rhode Island

8. Oregon

Total Social Studies Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
133 $62,140 $34,000 $112,000 0.7
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
Social Studies Teacher Jobs in Oregon

9. Michigan

Total Social Studies Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
638 $51,971 $32,000 $84,000 1.62
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
Social Studies Teacher Jobs in Michigan

10. New Hampshire

Total Social Studies Teacher Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
80 $53,138 $33,000 $83,000 0.87
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
Social Studies Teacher Jobs in New Hampshire

How We Determined The Best States To Be A Social Studies Teacher

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

Detailed List Of The Best States For A Social Studies Teacher

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