Teachers working in Massachusetts can expect to earn some the highest salaries of teachers anywhere in the United States. The American Federation of Teachers ranks the salaries of teachers in Massachusetts as 7th in the nation, making it a highly desirable place to teach. Teachers should take note, however, than in many areas of Massachusetts the cost of living is quite high and a greater salary will be needed to cover everyday expenses than in other areas of the state. With repeated wins as one of the ìsmartest statesì in the nation, Massachusetts provides teachers with not only great compensation, but resources to make the most of their work in schools. Those considering work in Massachusetts should be aware that schools are highly selective about the teachers they hire. Often, applicants will need to have graduated from prestigious universities or have attained higher levels of education in order to be competitive.

Average Teacher Salaries in Massachusetts

Salaries are from the 2006-2007 Boston Public Schools and reflect entry level pay.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $42,355
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $45,270
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $53,592

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