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Union: Florida Drops In U.S. Ranking Of Teacher Pay

The Tampa Tribune
Published:   |   Updated: May 22, 2013 at 08:04 AM

Florida lost ground in a ranking of teacher pay compiled by the nation's largest teachers union.

In one year, the Sunshine State fell one spot to No. 29 with an average teacher salary of $46,930, according to the National Education Association.

Florida falls behind Louisiana ($46,964) and Kentucky ($47,207). In the 2007-08 school year, the average salary among teachers nationwide was $52,308.

Florida also fell two spots to No. 36 in the NEA's ranking of per-student public school spending. At $8,816 per pupil, the state fell behind Ohio ($8,829) and Alabama ($8,875).

The United States' average was $9,963.

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