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10 States That Pay Teachers the Most

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Teachers arguably are among the most important people in our lives, whether you realized it or not while growing up and mucking your way through the academic and social rigors of elementary, middle and high school. Yet, they’re also among the lowest paid of all college graduates. In fact, according to a recent study by the Economic Policy Institute, teachers earn just 77 percent of what other college graduates are making on a national average.

Thankfully, teaching also remains a popular career choice, probably because it’s largely a labor of love. But love won’t pay the bills, so if you’re considering a career in education, you’ll want to seek out locales that offer the best pay.

According to the EPI study, these are the 10 states where you’ll make the most as a teacher:

  1. New York – Average teacher salary $77,957
  2. Massachusetts – Average teacher salary $76,981
  3. Washington, DC – Average teacher salary $75,810
  4. California – Average teacher salary $72,842
  5. Connecticut – Average teacher salary $72,013
  6. New Jersey – Average teacher salary $69,330
  7. Alaska – Average teacher salary $67,443
  8. Maryland – Average teacher salary $66,482
  9. Rhode Island – Average teacher salary $66,197
  10. Pennsylvania – Average teacher salary $64,991

If you’re a teacher, first let us say “thank you!” And if pursuing your education career means a move to or from the Washington, DC area, McKendree Moving & Storage can help. Call 800-530-2626 to schedule a consultation.

Three US Locales Make Food & Wine Magazine’s List of World’s Most Romantic Cities


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re looking to woo your significant other with a quick getaway, or perhaps considering a move to a new locale for a new start in life and love, check Food and Wine magazine’s recent listing of the world’s most romantic cities. You’ll find the list includes iconic international favorites like Paris, Rome, Buenos Aires, Shanghai and Edinburgh, Scotland. But also making the cut are three idyllic cities right here in the United States:

  • San Francisco, CA: This West Coast favorite offers gorgeous vistas, rolling hills, charming row houses, and a mind-boggling array artisanal food and beverage options including fair-trade coffee shops, the Choux Bakery and the famous Ferry Building farmers’ market. Stroll through the Garden of Shakespeare’s Flowers or the Palace of Fine Arts; share a tandem bike ride or a sunset seaplane flight; then end the day with a nighttime picnic with a view of the 25,000 white light installation along the Bay Bridge.
  • New York City, NY: It’s arguably the nation’s capital of food, fashion, art and culture. But it also has a plethora of romantic features. Consider a walk through Central Park or the Brooklyn Botanic Garden; a ride on the beautifully restored Janes’ Carousel, a kiss in the Cloisters and, if things are getting serious, perhaps a stop at Tiffany & Co.
  • Charleston, SC: Charleston is synonymous with Southern charm, thanks in large part to its antebellum architecture and deep history. But it also offers top-rated restaurants, bars and boutiques. Take in a show at the Dock Street Theatre, enjoy a sunset stroll on Sullivan’s Island, sail aboard the Schooner Pride or tour the city on a Palmetto Carriage ride.

If you’re considering relocating for love, and your move will take you to or from the Washington, DC metropolitan area, call McKendree Moving & Storage at 800-530-2626 to schedule a consultation.