Heres a map, from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center,
showing the average cost of living in different states as of the third quarter of
Washington is the 15th most expensive state. Below, a map from the
Higher Ed Data Stories blog, showing the average public school teacher salary
in each state. Washington is 22nd out of 50 states. And keep in mind that
Seattles cost of living is well above the state average, and its teacher salary isnt.
Teachers arent the only people who take salary cuts for the privilege of living
in this place, but we should keep these sacrifices in mind when we are
considering how to attract the best people to lead our classrooms.