Teachers currently working or planning to work in schools in Michigan can expect to be paid salaries that are well above the national average. A 2005 survey placed Michigan at 8th in the nation in terms of what it pays its teachers. Even teachers who have just entered the field can benefit with salaries that put them at 10th in the nation in the same survey. Salaries will vary across the state depending on the school district and the cost of living in the area, so make sure to take this into account when considering a position. Those looking for employment will find many available teaching positions, especially in fields like special education, math and science. Those who would like to boost their long term earning potential should consider getting a Masterës or PhD.

Average Teacher Salaries in Michigan

Salaries are from the Michigan Department of Education Statistics in 2006 and reflect entry level pay.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $30,122
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $31,449
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $32,407

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