Georgia

Among the southeastern states, Georgia boasts some of the highest average salaries. A recent press release from the AFT places its teachersë salaries at 18th in the nation. While this may be good for the area, it represents a drop in salaries from previous years. It should also be noted, that those willing to pursue higher education can ensure a significant jump in salary by getting a masterës or PhD in education, in some cases amounting to several thousand dollars. Additional certification programs are available to Georgia teachers that can help them earn more. The state also has a current shortage of teachers which may make it easier for new and inexperienced teaches to find work in communities all over the state.

Average Teacher Salaries in Georgia

Salaries are from the Georgia Department of Education Statistics for 2006 and reflect minimum starting salaries.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $28,767
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $32,420
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $42,129

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