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.