2017-18 salaries for teachers in Colorado averaged $52,701

PROMO Finance - Money Glass Piggy Bank with Coins - iStock - Pogonici
Published Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Center Square

Teachers' salaries in Colorado averaged $52,701 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 31st highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

Teacher pay in Colorado in 2017-18 was 1.72 percent more than it was the previous year, the NEA data shows.

Nationwide, the average classroom teacher's pay last year stood at $60,477, the NEA reported. In inflation-adjusted dollars, teachers' pay has dipped 4.5 percent over the past decade, according to the analysis.

The average change in classroom teacher pay between 2016-17 and 2017-18 in the United States was 1.58 percent, according to the association. The NEA estimates that this year, teacher salaries nationwide will rise 2.1 percent over the previous year to $61,730.

Average Teacher Salaries by State, 2017-18

Rank

State

Average Salary (2016-17)

Average Salary (2017-18)

% Change

1

New York

$81,902

$84,227

2.84%

2

California

$79,128

$80,680

1.96%

3

Massachusetts

$78,708

$80,357

2.10%

4

District of Columbia*

$75,692

$76,486

1.05%

5

Connecticut

$73,147

$74,517

1.87%

6

New Jersey

$69,623

$69,917

0.42%

7

Alaska

$68,769

$69,682

1.33%

8

Maryland

$68,357

$69,627

1.86%

9

Pennsylvania

$66,265

$67,535

1.92%

10

Rhode Island

$66,477

$66,758

0.42%

11

Illinois

$64,516

$65,721

1.87%

12

Oregon

$61,860

$63,061

1.94%

13

Michigan

$62,287

$61,911

-0.60%

14

Delaware

$61,286

$61,795

0.83%

15

Vermont

$59,300

$60,556

2.12%

16

Wyoming

$58,187

$58,352

0.28%

17

Ohio

$58,202

$58,000

-0.35%

18

Hawaii

$56,651

$57,866

2.14%

19

New Hampshire

$57,522

$57,833

0.54%

20

Minnesota

$57,346

$57,782

0.76%

21

Iowa

$55,647

$57,018

2.46%

22

Georgia

$55,532

$56,329

1.44%

23

Washington

$54,433

$55,693

2.31%

24

Nevada

$54,674

$54,280

-0.72%

25

Nebraska

$52,338

$54,213

3.58%

26

Maine

$52,879

$53,815

1.77%

27

Texas

$52,525

$53,334

1.54%

28

Kentucky

$52,338

$52,952

1.17%

29

North Dakota

$52,536

$52,850

0.60%

30

Montana

$51,422

$52,776

2.63%

31

Colorado

$51,810

$52,701

1.72%

32

Virginia

$52,340

$51,994

-0.66%

33

Wisconsin

$51,439

$51,469

0.06%

34

North Carolina

$49,970

$51,231

2.52%

35

Tennessee

$50,099

$50,900

1.60%

36

Indiana

$50,218

$50,614

0.79%

37

Alabama

$50,391

$50,568

0.35%

38

Arkansas

$48,304

$50,544

4.64%

39

Louisiana

$49,801

$50,359

1.12%

40

South Carolina

$50,000

$50,182

0.36%

41

Kansas

$49,422

$49,754

0.67%

42

Utah

$48,576

$49,655

2.22%

43

Missouri

$48,620

$49,304

1.41%

44

Idaho

$47,504

$49,225

3.62%

45

Arizona

$47,255

$48,723

3.11%

46

Florida

$47,267

$48,168

1.91%

47

South Dakota

$46,979

$47,631

1.39%

48

New Mexico

$47,122

$47,152

0.06%

49

Oklahoma

$45,292

$46,300

2.23%

50

West Virginia

$45,555

$45,642

0.19%

51

Mississippi

$44,659

$44,926

0.60%

Source: National Education Association

KiowaCountyPress.net may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.