Maryland Is 2021’s 7th Best State for Teachers – WalletHub Study

Information via WalletHub:

With World Teachers’ Day around the corner and more than half of public-school teachers reporting significant learning loss during the COVID-19 pandemic, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best & Worst States for Teachers, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

In order to help educators find the best opportunities and teaching environments in the U.S., WalletHub analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key metrics, ranging from teachers’ income growth potential to the pupil-teacher ratio to whether the state has a digital learning plan.

Teacher-Friendliness of Maryland (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • 19th – Avg. Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 6th – Quality of School System
  • 26th – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 16th – Public-School Spending per Student
  • 18th – Teachers’ Income Growth Potential
  • 20th – 10-Year Change in Teacher Salaries
  • 1st – Existence of Digital Learning Plan

For the full report, please visit:


The Top 7 include:

  1. New York
  2. Utah
  3. Washington
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. New Jersey
  6. Virginia
  7. Maryland

Tennessee ranks 38th.

Scott E

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