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  • Cyanea
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • September 04, 2016, 01:48:24 pm
    • Las Vegas
Teachers in Oklahoma calling it quits
« on: June 24, 2018, 07:32:13 am »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nva8UofZ3fY

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Teachers in Oklahoma have been doing more with less for over a decade now: state funding for schools has decreased over 25 percent in the last 10 years, the state ranks ranks dead last in teacher pay..

"We have had only a $300 pay increase in 16 years.. this is unheard of in any other profession"


Catch my drift?


  • L I
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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Teachers in Oklahoma calling it quits
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2018, 07:49:19 am »
Average teacher salary in New York state: $76,680.

Average teacher salary in Oklahoma, the lowest of any state: $40,201.

Better to live in (meaning move to) New York, Pennsylvania, Alaska, California, Oregon, New England, etc. for the big bucks.

But... some people don't want to move because of family reasons and I do feel sorry for them.

1.    New York, $76,680
2.    Alaska, $76,134
3.    Connecticut, $74,806
4.    California, $71,666
5.    Massachusetts, $69,219
6.    New Jersey, $68,294
7.    Virginia, $66,389
8.    Rhode Island, $64,261
9.    Maryland, $63,268
10.    Oregon, $63,074
11.    Pennsylvania, $62,062
12.    Minnesota, $61,389
13.    Illinois, $61,132
14.    Michigan, $60,264
15.    Washington, $59,483
16.    Vermont, $58,578
17.    Ohio, $57,377
18.    Hawaii, $57,053
19.    Wyoming, $56,326
20.    Delaware, $56,282
21.    Nebraska, $56,061
22.    Texas, $55,310
23.    Nevada, $54,893
24.    New Mexico, $54,690
25.    New Hampshire, $54,642
26.    Wisconsin, $53,408
27.    Georgia, $53,115
28.    Utah, $52,956
29.    Kentucky, $52,806
30.    Iowa, $51,916
31.    Maine, $51,580
32.    Colorado, $50,660
33.    North Dakota, $50,572
34.    Missouri, $50,533
35.    South Carolina, $50,488
36.    Montana, $49,751
37.    Kansas, $49,571
38.    Indiana, $49,382
39.    Louisiana, $49,079
40.    Tennessee, $48,845
41.    Alabama, $48,523
42.    Arkansas, $47,858
43.    Florida, $47,744
44.    Idaho, $47,025
45.    West Virginia, $44,470
46.    Mississippi, $44,365
47.    Arizona, $44,113
48.    North Carolina, $43,897
49.    South Dakota, $40,790
50.    Oklahoma, $40,201


  • L I
  • The Legend

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Teachers in Oklahoma calling it quits
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 07:56:54 am »
The Republican leaning states - red states that voted for Donald Trump, especially those that chose him by a wide margin - tend to pay less. A lot less. Want to live in Alabama or Oklahoma? Well, your teacher salary won't be as high. That's a sacrifice you'll have to make for the privilege of living there.


Re: Teachers in Oklahoma calling it quits
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2018, 07:15:38 pm »
I am curious about the ratio of the average teacher salary of a given state and the average cost of living for a teacher in said state. However, I am too lazy to do any research on my own.

But if anybody's desk-warming soon, have I got a mission for you!


  • kobayashi
  • Expert Waygook

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    • August 18, 2016, 11:14:47 am
    • Nibiru
Re: Teachers in Oklahoma calling it quits
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 10:12:16 am »
i'll just compare the top with the bottom:
Median income in NY State: $62,909
Median income in Oklahoma: $49,176

Although that's 'household income' from the 2016 census, individual income should be lower.

this uses a different source but lists the median individual income for each state: https://www.deseretnews.com/top/3184/42/Oklahoma-What-it-takes-to-be-middle-class-in-each-state.html

Oklahoma teachers definitely are getting screwed on their pay.


  • Danield
  • Adventurer

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    • April 02, 2011, 03:10:43 pm
    • Cheju
Re: Teachers in Oklahoma calling it quits
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2018, 10:19:38 am »
I'm from Oklahoma. Price of homes isn't bad at all compared to some other places I've looked at.

taken from https://www.fatherly.com/news/map-average-cost-house-each-state-us/

Think some states that offer a better salary but higher cost of living would be no good to move to as a teacher (I'm looking at you california, colorado, new york and hawaii especially). Actually looks like most states do not afford teacher a large enough salary to be able to afford a new home.


  • hangook77
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Re: Teachers in Oklahoma calling it quits
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2018, 02:45:25 pm »
Texas would be good wouldn't it?  Cheaper cost of living?  Also, Colorado, 100K?  I know it is one of the more expensive places, but nothing like CA and NY.  So, your salary might go as far there.  OK is cheap living cost, but they could stand to raise the salaries by another 5k a year, at least. 


Re: Teachers in Oklahoma calling it quits
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2018, 03:23:13 pm »
Texas would be good wouldn't it?  Cheaper cost of living?  Also, Colorado, 100K?  I know it is one of the more expensive places, but nothing like CA and NY.  So, your salary might go as far there.  OK is cheap living cost, but they could stand to raise the salaries by another 5k a year, at least.

As for Colorado, housing costs have exploded there.  My sis has a house in Fort Collins, which she bought for about 230,000 12 years ago or so.  Now worth nearly 500,000.  My nephews RENT in Boulder (CU student) when adding himself and three roommates is $60,000/year.  For a normal student type rental house.  I know Cali is crazy, but Colorado is catching up.  (And NY isn't higher because housing isn't that expensive once you get away from the city.  Buffalo housing is fairly cheap.


  • leaponover
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    • March 05, 2012, 12:08:16 pm
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Re: Teachers in Oklahoma calling it quits
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2018, 07:05:44 pm »
Texas would be good wouldn't it?  Cheaper cost of living?  Also, Colorado, 100K?  I know it is one of the more expensive places, but nothing like CA and NY.  So, your salary might go as far there.  OK is cheap living cost, but they could stand to raise the salaries by another 5k a year, at least.

Texas and Florida both benefit from no state income tax, so certainly that makes a big difference on this as you are bringing home more of your pay.