For those who can bear the cold winters, Minnesota offers teachers high to mid level salaries. The AFT places Minnesota at 16th on their survey of teacher salaries nationwide, making it an attractive place to teach for those looking to be well compensated. Having additional degrees can make a big difference in your pay, as is evidenced by these figures. Minnesota is experiencing a great shortage of teachers, and those hoping to teach in the state will find many job opportunities. Some schools have implemented new programs that link teacher pay to performance, and those who are willing to enter this program may find it easier to boost their salaries through hard work.

Average Teacher Salaries in Minnesota

Salaries are from the 2005-2006 State of Minnesota Department of Employee Relations and are based on a 12-month working year. These figures represent entry level pay.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $37,500
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $47,356
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $52,659

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