Report: R.I. starting teacher pay 24% less than average salary in state

STARTING TEACHERS IN RHODE ISLAND, on average, made 23.9% less in 2017-18 than the average person working in all other industries in the Ocean State, while starting teachers in Massachusetts made 28.8% less than those working elsewhere in the Bay State in that time frame, according to a new report from Business.org./COURTESY BUSINESS.ORG
PROVIDENCE — Starting teachers in Rhode Island on average made about a quarter less than the average annual salary for all other occupations in the state, while Massachusetts’ starting teachers made close to one-third less than those working elsewhere in the commonwealth. That’s according to a new report released Thursday by Business.org, titled “The Best…

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