There are a few positions you don't want to scrimp on in life and one of them is the folks who mold and encourage our kids, our future.

And another stride was made yesterday to securing that our Maine teachers will be better compensated. According to the Portland Press Herald the vote was 6-4 on a bill that will raise our teachers starting salaries to $40,000 per year. this bill was voted on and passed by The Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee.

Bear in mind for a person to become a teacher is requires a minimum of a four year degree. More if they wish to specialize or teach above K-12 level.

This also as shown in this Teachers Salary Breakdown by State make us much more competitive and in line with other areas of our country. They say:

The national average starting teacher salary is $38,617, while the average teacher salary in America (non-starting) is $58,950.

Montana has the lowest starting salary: $30,036, while D.C. has the highest starting salary: $51,359.