Arizona teachers face worst ‘pay penalty’ in the nation, again. See more state education news here

| September 22, 2020

By Jim Small • AzMirror

Arizona teachers are paid less than two-thirds of what other workers in the state with college degrees are, the worst pay gap in the nation, according to a new analysis of labor statistics.

According to the analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by, teachers in the United States make 15.7% less than other full-time employees with a bachelor’s degree. But in Arizona, teachers make 33.5% less than their college-educated friends and neighbors.

At the other end of the spectrum, teachers in New York and Rhode Island are paid about 6% more than other workers with college degrees.

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