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Best and Worst States for Teachers 2022

Where Does Maryland Rank?

Teaching can be a rewarding career. The 2022 Best and Worst State for Teachers report compiled by WalletHub shows that some states compensate their teachers more than other states. Maryland stacks up in the top half for all categories, although there is still work to be done to support teachers. 

Many teachers find themselves overworked and underpaid, and are considering leaving the profession. Education jobs are among the lowest-paying occupations requiring a bachelor’s degree, and teacher salaries consistently fail to keep up with inflation

Teachers are more fairly compensated and better protected in some states than in others, though. The best states are less likely to face a revolving door of teacher turnover. To help America’s educators find the best opportunities and teaching environments, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 24 key indicators of teacher-friendliness. Our data set ranges from teachers’ income growth potential to the pupil-teacher ratio to whether the state has a digital learning plan.

Teacher compensation in Maryland is ultimately decided by our elected state and local officials. If you are wondering why it is important to vote – funding for education is a big reason. Here’s more information about how Maryland schools are funded.

Source: WalletHub


Best States for Teachers

Overall Rank State Total Score Opportunity & Competition Academic & Work Environment
1 New York 59.33 5 3
2 Utah 57.38 2 12
3 Virginia 56.13 4 8
4 Florida 55.92 6 10
5 Washington 55.71 3 15
6 New Jersey 54.07 16 6
7 Pennsylvania 53.80 8 11
8 Massachusetts 53.21 18 4
9 Maryland 52.43 30 2
10 Connecticut 52.03 24 5


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

  • 20th – Avg. Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 5th – Quality of School System
  • 24th – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 17th – Public-School Spending per Student
  • 22nd – Teachers’ Income Growth Potential
  • 19th – 10-Year Change in Teacher Salaries

1st – Existence of Digital Learning Plan

You can find more details about the report at: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-for-teachers/7159


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