WalletHub Study: Arizona is 2020’s 3rd Worst State for Teachers

The pandemic has reshaped everything in our society. Education is no exception. Earlier this year, teachers across the United States had to make an abrupt switch to online learning, and many may have to continue teaching through the Internet through the fall.

Many teacher find themselves overworked and underpaid. Education jobs are among the lowest-paying occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree. Meanwhile, the Every Student Succeeds Act demands growth in student performance. The COVID-19 pandemic has made teacher’s jobs even harder than usual.

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 Arizona (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 43rd – Avg. Starting Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 49th – Avg. Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 49th – Quality of School System
  • 51st – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 48th – Public-School Spending per Student
  • 25th – Teachers’ Income Growth Potential
  • 42nd – 10-Year Change in Teacher Salaries
  • 33rd – Existence of Digital Learning Plan

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