Pay for Starting Teachers in Wisconsin Averaged $38,181

A beginning teacher’s salary in Wisconsin averaged $38,181 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 25th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

Nationwide, the average starting teacher’s salary last year stood at $39,249, the NEA reported. In inflation-adjusted dollars, starting teachers’ pay has dipped 2.9 percent over the past decade, according to the analysis.

In addition, more than six out of every 10 school districts nationwide offer starting teacher salaries that are under $40,000, the NEA said. And first-year teachers in 300 public school districts receive annual pay of below $30,000, according to the study.