Colorado Ranks No. 50 for Teacher Pay in 2020
It's been a long-standing joke that you can't do much on a teacher's salary. Turns out, teachers in Colorado can do even less. Teachers should be treated like heroes, especially right now as they navigate different styles of learning during a pandemic.
A study by business.org reported that Colorado ranks no. 50 for teacher salaries across the U.S. In Colorado, teachers are being paid an average of $53,301. That's 23.1% less than the average educator salary in the rest of the country.
They went on to say that "nationally, teachers make $61,430–6.7% less than the national average salary."
Virginia ranked as the worst pay for teachers, while New York has the best. Washington D.C. was also included in the study.