Teaching is more than a profession. It merges the sustainable salary and benefits of an office job with an enviable mission: to help shape the next generation.
With the freedom to lead a classroom, and the flexibility to live your personal life to the fullest, teachers have one of the most unique compensation packages around.
Not All Salaries Are Created Equal
At over $72,000, Connecticut offers teachers the fifth highest average salary in the nation, according to the National Center on Education Statistics. That’s almost $14,000 higher than the national average! What does that mean? It means you can afford to live in Connecticut, buy a home and raise a family.
According to the Connecticut Department of Labor, of all jobs in Connecticut requiring a bachelor’s degree, teaching is ranked highly for the number of available opportunities—and its average salary is on par with many other occupations in that category.
Benefits of a Sustainable Career
Teachers can supplement their salaries within their school communities to earn thousands more each year.
Whether you’re interested in coaching athletics, producing a play, leading a club or activity, writing curriculum or mentoring new teachers, there are many ways to earn more while doing something you’re passionate about.
For instance, in East Hartford, you can receive a $50,200 starting salary, serve as a Professional Development Coordinator for $5,700, and coach Cheerleading for $2,700, which evens out to $58,600.
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