Pennsylvania provides very good compensation for its teachers, both those with experience and those just starting out. It ranks 9th in the nation for overall salaries and 13th in the nation for new teacher salaries. While salaries in Pennsylvania have not quite kept up with inflation, the relatively low cost of living in many areas of the state makes it easy to get by on the compensation provided by state schools. One way to get ahead in salary is to pursue programs that will add to professional certifications and degrees. Professionals with additional qualifications will have an easier time finding employment, especially in highly competitive areas. In addition to generous compensation, teachers in this state will have access to other benefits like health care, retirement plans and more.

Average Teacher Salaries in Pennsylvania

Salaries are from the 2005-2006 Philadelphia School District and reflect entry level wages.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $38,751
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $39,891
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $42,386

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