Oklahoma Has the Third Worst Top Salary for Experienced Educators, Contributing to Teacher Shortage

When it comes to top salaries for experienced educators, Oklahoma had the third worst pay rate in the country in 2020 at $57,013. For comparison, the District of Columbia had the top salary for teachers at $116,408. The top salary in neighboring Colorado was $64,963. In New Mexico, the top salary was $67,519. In Texas, it was $63,784.

In the midst of a teacher shortage, Oklahoma’s poor salary for experienced teachers is making the problem worse.