OKlahoma teachers ranked one of lowest in the nation


Wednesday, December 1st 2004, 6:26 am
By: News On 6


A new study shows Oklahoma teacher pay ranks second worst in the country. The average teacher salary in Oklahoma is just over $35,000, which is 50th on the National Education Association list and based on the last school year.

Worse off are South Dakota teachers with an average of just over $33,200. State education officials say a teacher compensation package last year brought salaries to the regional average.

Lawmakers also approved paying for individual health insurance this year and they're expected to raise salaries again next year.