Nevada Ranks Poorly In New "Best States For Teachers" Survey

Silver State Ranks In Bottom 3rd On New List

Mitch Kelly
September 23, 2019 - 6:53 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - After a contentious summer of contract negotiations that finally led to a new contract for teachers in the Clark County School District, a new survey is out that scores Nevada poorly for those wanting to practice the profession here.

The new study by the financial website WalletHub ranks Nevada 37th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia in its "Best States For Teachers" survey. 

WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 23 key indicators of teacher-friendliness. Our data set ranges from teachers’ income growth potential to pupil-teacher ratio to teacher safety.

Hurting the Silver State the most in the study were second to last rankings in "Highest Pupil to Teacher Ratio" (only Oregon was rated lower), and a projection for "Fewest Teachers per Student in the Year 2026" (only Maryland was lower).

Overall, North Dakota was judged as the best state for teachers, followed by New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Arizona came in last in the survey, followed by New Hampshire and Hawaii.

The highest annual teacher salaries (adjusted for cost of living) were found in Michigan, followed by Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts and Iowa.

The lowest annual teacher salaries (adjusted for cost of living) were New Hampshire, Florida, Maine, Arizona and- at the bottom- Hawaii.

To check out the study in full click here