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.
- Teacher Salary by State, Study.com, 12/8/21