Teachers working in Texas can expect to make a mid-range salary in one of the state√ęs many school districts. Nationally, Texas is ranked 32nd in terms of average teacher salaries. Texas is a great place to begin a teaching career, however, as new teacher salaries are much higher, ranking in at 16th in the nation. When the cost of living is taken into account, teachers in Texas make out pretty well, even if they are making less on average than those in other states. Teachers in Texas who choose to pursue higher level degrees may find compensation in the form of bonuses or higher salaries. Additional perks of teaching such as pension plans and insurance should also be taken into account when choosing a position.

Average Teacher Salaries in Texas

Salaries are from the 2006-2007 Fort Worth Independent School District and reflect entry level pay.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $43,216
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $44,151
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $47,000

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