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What do you know about teacher compensation?
Test your knowledge about teacher salary and compensation
Aug. 27, 2018
What do you know about teacher compensation?
Test your knowledge about teacher salary and compensation
Aug. 27, 2018

It's important to find the right career fit: one that balances

salary, solid benefits, and the opportunity to pursue your passions and interests.

This particular mix makes teaching is a compelling option for many.

And teachers should be paid fairly. We're inspired by the states and school districts that make this possible, so we're making sure the truths of the career are front and center for those considering the profession.

What are your assumptions about teacher compensation? Take the quiz below or jump to the facts, if you're more of a reader.

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It pays to teach

Teaching is a commitment, no doubt, but it comes with big rewards—monetary, personal and professional. Take our quiz above to test your knowledge about teacher compensation, or find out how Miranda Korschun is living her best life as a teacher.

If you're more of a reader, check out the sections below. (Spoiler alert: Quiz answers are in there, so choose wisely. ?)

The facts about teacher compensation

  • Competitive salaries

    Salaries for teachers vary state to state, but average out to about $50,000 to $60,000, according to the National Education Association. (In some states, like Connecticut, the average teacher salary is $72,000!)

    Learn more about what a teacher salary gets you.

  • Comprehensive benefits

    Teachers are generally offered a standard benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; vacation time; retirement plans sometimes including a pension; and even up to three months off for summer at some schools.

    Find out why teachers' benefits are one-of-a-kind.

  • Sweet perks

    Teachers can get shopping deals, such as discounts on classroom supplies and plane tickets, and sometimes receive classroom funding for field trips, new technology and classroom supplies.

    Teachers are also eligible for housing assistance through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Good Neighbor Next Door program.

    But the perks don't stop there...

  • Opportunities for financial aid

    There are thousands of grants, scholarships and fellowships for teachers. There are even opportunities for relief through loan forgiveness programs.

    Get the big picture on financial incentives for teachers.

Ready to learn more? We’ve got you covered.

Check out Salary & Benefits for a deep dive.

  • If you're interested in teaching in Connecticut, click here.
  • If you're interested in teaching in Dallas-Fort Worth, click here
  • If you're interested in teaching in Houston, click here.
  • If you're interested in teaching in Kansas City, click here.

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