The average teacher's salary on a national level isn't impressive, but some states offer well-paying opportunities.
It might seem like a no-brainer that most don't choose to teach solely for the money. After all, education degree holders are among the lowest paid, earning $45,000 annually on average, according to a 2015 study conducted by Georgetown's Center of Education.
But don't be discouraged. If you're passionate about pursuing a career in teaching and education, you should know some states offer better salaries than others.
Using the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, GOBankingRates compiled average teacher salaries by state (not including Washington, D.C.). If you want to be a teacher — or if you're a teacher looking to make a move — click through to see where you can earn a higher salary.