West Virginia

West Virginia teacher salaries are fairly low compared to the rest of the nation. In a national survey, West Virginia was 44th, putting it in the bottom tier of teacher earnings. Both experienced teachers and those who are new on the job can expect to make salaries that are well below the national average. Some teachers may find that their lower salaries in West Virginia go further than they would in other places dude to a low cost of living. Teachers should take note, however, that salaries of West Virginia teachers have fallen in recent years and have not kept up with cost of living increases. Those with more experience and higher degrees can expect bigger bumps in salary.

Average Teacher Salaries in West Virginia

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

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $28,770
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $31,697
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $36,385

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