North Dakota is a good place to be if you're a teacher.  A new study from Wallet Hub ranks the Peace Garden State number one.  However, if getting paid is your thing, North Dakota is in the middle of the pack.

With World Teachers’ Day around the corner and teaching among the lowest-paid professions that require a bachelor’s degree, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Teachers as well as accompanying videos.

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 23 key metrics, ranging from teachers’ income growth potential to pupil-teacher ratio to teacher safety.

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

  • 23rd – Avg. Starting Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 9th – Quality of School System
  • 2nd – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 13th – Public-School Spending per Student
  • 19th – Teachers’ Income Growth Potential
  • 3rd – 10-Year Change in Teacher Salaries
  • 3rd – Teacher Safety

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