Why Idaho is One of The Worst States for Teachers
Yesterday afternoon, it was reported by our friends a KTVB7 that West Ada School District approved a pay raise for district staff. The change will include a base pay rate of $15 per hour. Now, it’s no secret that our teachers and school staff are important. With a lot of attention focused on the safety of our schools lately, there is no doubt that school employees deserve to be compensated accordingly, especially our teachers.
We’re not here to debate whether or not teachers deserve a raise, because we all know they do. We’re here looking at what teachers make in Idaho versus neighboring states, and unfortunately, it looks like Idaho is one of the states with the lowest average teacher salary.
Let’s take a look at the salaries of teachers in Idaho and compare that to the average teacher salaries of surrounding states according to data from WorldPopulationReview.com.