Average Teacher Salary Compared to Median Household Income.
In this chart I compare an average teacher salary by state with the median household income. For example in New Jersey a teacher makes $32,000 less that the median household income for that state. Note: this chart compares one teacher's salary with that of a "household" income. So according to this chart, it is better to be in a state with bars on the right side of the chart, which means a teacher in that state makes more than the Median Household Income for that state.