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How Much Teachers Actually Make in the Big Cities

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Just like anywhere in the world, the average teacher salary in America depends on the location. We put together a list of 10 major cities in America with some of the most attractive teacher salaries. But before you decide to pack your bags and move across country, it's important to consider how much money you'll actually be able to save living in the big city. While some take home a bigger paycheck, they may not have much to show at the end of the month, with the expensive city life. 

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This list does NOT simply represent highest to lowest teaching salaries, but rather the difference between average teacher salaries and cost of living, to give you a better idea of how much teachers actually can save in each city. Which is why you'll find New York at the bottom of the list, even though the Big Apple records one of the highest average teacher salaries in the country.

1. ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Orlando teacher salary Bored Teachers

salary   Salary Range                                    $46,190 - $61,089

utilities   Avg. Cost of Utilities                      $140 

transportation    Public Transportation                $58    

taxi   Avg. Taxi Ride (5 mi.)                     $21

doctor  Regular doctor visit                       $98

lunch  Avg. Lunch menu                             $13

2. HOUSTON, TEXAS

Houston teacher salary - Bored Teachers

salary   Salary Range                                    $47,385 - $62,670

utilities   Avg. Cost of Utilities                      $130 

transportation    Public Transportation                $72    

taxi   Avg. Taxi Ride (5 mi.)                     $18

doctor  Regular doctor visit                       $117

lunch  Avg. Lunch menu                             $12

3. BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Boston teacher salary - Bored Teachers

salary   Salary Range                                    $44,553 - $64,511

utilities   Avg. Cost of Utilities                      $150 

transportation    Public Transportation                $82    

taxi   Avg. Taxi Ride (5 mi.)                     $17

doctor  Regular doctor visit                       $136

lunch  Avg. Lunch menu                             $14

4. DALLAS, TEXAS

Dallas teacher salary - Bored Teachers

salary   Salary Range                                    $47,200 - $91,070

utilities   Avg. Cost of Utilities                      $150 

transportation    Public Transportation                $82    

taxi   Avg. Taxi Ride (5 mi.)                     $15

doctor  Regular doctor visit                       $104

lunch  Avg. Lunch menu                             $13

5. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Chicago teacher salary - Bored Teachers

salary   Salary Range                                    $49,451 - $78,910

utilities   Avg. Cost of Utilities                      $150 

transportation    Public Transportation                $103    

taxi   Avg. Taxi Ride (5 mi.)                     $20

doctor  Regular doctor visit                       $114

lunch  Avg. Lunch menu                             $15

6. WASHINGTON D.C.

Washington D.C. teacher salary - Bored Teachers

salary   Salary Range                                    $50,563 - $66,873

utilities   Avg. Cost of Utilities                      $120 

transportation    Public Transportation                $165    

taxi   Avg. Taxi Ride (5 mi.)                     $17

doctor  Regular doctor visit                       $134

lunch  Avg. Lunch menu                             $13

7. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Los Angeles teacher salary - Bored Teachers

salary   Salary Range                                     $39,964 - $83,598 

utilities   Avg. Cost of Utilities                      $125 

transportation    Public Transportation                $99   

taxi   Avg. Taxi Ride (5 mi.)                     $25

doctor  Regular doctor visit                       $114

lunch  Avg. Lunch menu                             $14

8. ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Atlanta teacher salary - Bored Teachers

salary   Salary Range                                     $40,529 - $67,377 

utilities   Avg. Cost of Utilities                      $180 

transportation    Public Transportation                $87    

taxi   Avg. Taxi Ride (5 mi.)                     $15

doctor  Regular doctor visit                       $121

lunch  Avg. Lunch menu                             $13

9. PHOENIX, ARIZONA

Phoenix teacher salary - Bored Teachers

salary   Salary Range                                     $35,000 - $47,550 

utilities   Avg. Cost of Utilities                      $150 

transportation    Public Transportation                $56    

taxi   Avg. Taxi Ride (5 mi.)                     $17

doctor  Regular doctor visit                       $121

lunch  Avg. Lunch menu                             $13

10. NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

New York City teacher salary - Bored Teachers

salary   Salary Range                                     $54,000 - $119,000 

utilities   Avg. Cost of Utilities                      $160 

transportation    Public Transportation                $116    

taxi   Avg. Taxi Ride (5 mi.)                     $15

doctor  Regular doctor visit                       $174

lunch  Avg. Lunch menu                             $15


Don't see your town in the list above? Click on the map below, to see which states are ranked as the best states to teach in. The ranking takes into consideration salaries, benefits, cost of living, job opportunity, competition, as well as both the academic and work environment.

Is your state ranked on the lower end? Then don't just sit around and wait for things to change. Download the FREE teacher job app and let better teaching opportunities come to you!

Source: WalletHub
wallethub salary chart

Where do you teach? Let us know in the comments below how your salary matches up to your expenses!

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  • Nikki Callero on

    Auburn School District’s supplemental contract raises our pay range to $46k-$89k. Auburn, WA is 20 miles south of Seattle.



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