WalletHub: Arizona is the 4th worst state for teachers

With World Teachers’ Day around the corner but teachers making an average of $2,150 less per year than they did 10 years ago when adjusted for inflation, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Teachers.

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 whether the state has a digital learning plan.

Arizona ranked 48 out of 51 in a report, only ranking higher than District of Columbia, New Hampshire and Hawaii.

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

  • 26th – Avg. Starting Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 44th – Avg. Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 48th – Quality of School System
  • 49th – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 47th – Public-School Spending per Student
  • 28th – Teachers’ Income Growth Potential
  • 23rd – 10-Year Change in Teacher Salaries
  • 33rd – Existence of Digital Learning Plan

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