Maryland Is 2023’s ‘6th Best State for Teachers’, According to Study

by MCS Staff

With World Teachers’ Day around the corner but teachers making an average of $3,644 less per year than they did 10 years ago when adjusted for inflation, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best & Worst States for Teachers, with Maryland coming in as the “6th Best State for Teachers.” Maryland came in first in the ‘Existence of a Digital Learning Plan’ category.

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 public-school spending per student. Teacher-Friendliness of Maryland (1=Best; 25=Avg.):

  • Overall rank for Maryland: 6th
  • 18th – Avg. Salary for Teachers (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 8th – Quality of School System
  • 25th – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 18th – Public-School Spending per Student
  • 11th – Teachers’ Income Growth Potential
  • 29th – Projected Competition in Year 2030
  • 14th – 10-Year Change in Teacher Salaries
  • 1st – Existence of Digital Learning Plan

For the full report, please visit:


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