Personal finance website WalletHub has ranked the best and worst states for teachers, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The study was based on merits like average starting salary, median salary and spending per student. As well as the quality of state’s overall school system.
South Carolina is the 7th-worst state in the nation as an environment for teachers.
Here’s what the report found:
Being a Teacher in South Carolina (1=Best; 25=Avg.)
- 31st – Average Starting Salary for Teachers
- 29th – Median Annual Salary for Teachers
- 45th – WalletHub “School Systems” Ranking
- 24th – Teachers’ Income Growth Potential
- 19th – Projected Number of Teachers per Student by Year 2022
- 32nd – Unemployment Rate
- 41st – 10-Year Change in Teacher Salaries
- 32nd – Pupil-to-Teacher Ratio
- 32nd – Public School Spending per Student
While South Carolina ranks 45th overall, North Carolina ranks 50th. Georgia is 37th. West Virginia is lowest and Massachusetts is number 1.