How Minnesota Compares to Other States for Teachers
If you're a teacher, or have a desire to be a teacher in Minnesota - here's the facts about Minnesota teaching compared to other states. You may be surprised!
There are so many benefits to teaching, so it's no wonder it's a popular career preference, especially for those who have school-age children because of having most of the summer schedule off.
Depending on the state you're in, the benefits of being a teacher can vary. State's control the income and benefits of public school teachers, as well as the overall work conditions (classroom size and funding), and each state is different.
Wallethub released their annual report of the best and worst state to be a school teacher and you may be surprised which states scored the highest, and worst!
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly a 5th of public-school teachers leave their positions before the end of their first year, and nearly 50% never last more than 5 years as a teacher. With these stats, it's important to really enjoy your job and work in a state that helps make that possible.
For teachers in Minnesota, you've got it pretty good overall. As you'll see from the map and rankings below, Minnesota ranks 6th overall in the entire country for the best state to be a teacher in!
If you're wondering who ranked in the top 10 in the U.S., here they are:
- New York
- New Jersey
Wallethub's data set ranges from teachers’ income growth potential to pupil-teacher ratio to teacher safety. All of these factors are important to consider when deciding to become a teacher in these different states.
Wondering who ranked the worst in the U.S.? South Carolina, Hawaii and Arizona have the worst ranking for working as a school teacher.