Teacher salaries in Alabama are near the bottom tier according to surveys by the American Federation of Teachers, which places the school at 46th in the nation. While teachers may not be earning a lot compared to their peers across the nation, Alabama is one of the few states where teacher salaries are coming close to matching the rate of inflation. This means that those living in Alabama may be able to make their money go further than other states. Alabama is suffering from a statewide shortage of teachers, so those looking for employment in the state should have a good deal of options to choose from. Like most states, the salaries of teachers in Alabama will vary widely depending on which school district you choose to work in. Attaining higher education, especially a Masterës degree, can be a big help in boosting salary, even more so for those with additional teaching experience.
Average Teacher Salaries in Alabama
These figures are from the 2005 Alabama Department of Education Statistics. All salaries are entry level.
- Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $29,538
- Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $33,968
- Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $39,286