New Study on Salaries Finds the Most Comfortable Places for Teachers: Illinois is First - Hawaii is Last

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Sunshine and beautiful beaches may not be as comfortable as it sounds - for a teacher. In fact, Hawaii finishes dead last, according to a new study put out by TeacherPortal.com. This new measurement, TeacherPortal Comfort Index, was formed by analyzing teacher salaries across the U.S., multiple data points of teacher salaries throughout a career, and cross-comparing them with the cost-of-living and affordability for a given state.

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Sunshine and beautiful beaches may not be as comfortable as it sounds - for a teacher. In fact, Hawaii finishes dead last, according to a new study put out by TeacherPortal.com. This new measurement -- TeacherPortal Comfort Index - was formed by analyzing teacher salaries across the U.S., multiple data points of teacher salaries throughout a career, and cross-comparing them with the cost-of-living and affordability for a given state.

The result of the analysis is the emergence of an innovative and informative ranking that may help change the way teachers look for jobs. The TeacherPortal Comfort Index allows visitors to discover how much more different states pay for having advanced degrees and training, such as master's degree in education. TeacherPortal is currently working to include individual school districts on their Comfort Index as well. This new scale may prove to be a meaningful tool for those considering a career in education as well those teachers looking to improve their position on the pay scale.

So if you know a teacher in Hawaii or one of the other bottom states, be kind and pick up the tab or give them a hug, because they're definitely not in it for the money.

Rounding out the top five:
1.    Illinois
2.    Delaware
3.    Georgia
4.    Michigan
5.    Pennsylvania

And the bottom five:
45.    Nevada
46.    Montana
47.    Maine
48.    New Hampshire
49.    Vermont
50.    Hawaii

For a complete list and more information visit http://teacherportal.com.

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Nora Dalasta
TeacherPortal
206-788-6600
Nora @ teacherportal.com
http://teacherportal.com

About the Company:
TeacherPortal.com is dedicated to providing new and existing teachers with resources for their careers. Some of the services include information on how to become a teacher, find teacher certification programs, and school district information (for example, visit the Washington, California, or Colorado school district sections to see more).

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