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WalletHub: New Jersey is 2022’s 6th best state for teachers

NEW JERSEY – WalletHub: New Jersey is 2022’s 6th best state for teachers, according to a study done by WalletHub.

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 Monday 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.

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

    • 5th – Avg. Starting Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
    • 10th – Avg. Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
    • 3rd – Quality of School System
    • 4th – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
    • 4th – Public-School Spending per Student
    • 1st – Existence of Digital Learning Plan

Source: WalletHub

Here are the top 5 best states for teachers:

  1. New York
  2. Utah
  3. Virginia
  4. Florida
  5. Washington

Here are the top 5 worst states for teachers:

  1. Hawaii
  2. New Hampshire
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Arizona
  5. New Mexico

To see the full list, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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