The Best and Worst States for Working as a Teacher

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Teaching can be rewarding. But long, grueling hours are spent preparing, grading, going to meetings — often for wages that are arguably too low.

Still, the particular issues that teachers face can vary by region. A recent WalletHub analysis reveals which states are the best, and worst, at how they pay and otherwise treat teachers.

The financial data website evaluated each state and the District of Columbia based on 23 key indicators of “teacher-friendliness,” such as income growth potential, student-to-teacher ratios and teacher safety. Then, WalletHub gave each state a total score out of 100 points that accounts for all 23 indicators.

Some of the WalletHub findings are encouraging, though others are unnerving. Read on to find out where your state ranks for teachers.

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