VOTE The Best Cities for Teachers  

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List Rules Top U.S. city list for teaching jobs

List of the best cities for teachers. Teaching is a tough job only taken on by the toughest, most generous type of person. Usually,teachers can expect to work long, stressful hours without the promise of a high salary or job security. Plus, every year money is taken from education funds,making it even tougher to live on a teacher’s salary. The cities on this list are the answer to the question, “where is the best place to live as a teacher?”

The cities on this list are the best places for teachers to find jobs due to their salaries, treatment of those in the field, and low living costs. Many of these cities also have plenty of employment opportunities for teachers. Metropolitan cities like Minneapolis and New York are always in need of strong teaching candidates for any of the hundreds of private and public schools. Small cities have reverence for their teachers and affordable living costs.

Compiled on this list are all of the best locations for teachers looking for amazing employment opportunities with high pay, good working conditions, and affordable living. If you’re a teacher looking to further your successful teaching career, these cities are for you. 

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43 24
Ann Arbor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Michigan

2
51 35
Boston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Massachusetts

3
39 23
New York City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
New York

4
40 25
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Minnesota

5
29 19
Stamford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Connecticut

6
27 18
Bridgeton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Bridgeton New Jersey

7
32 24
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Pennsylvania

8
32 24
Kenosha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Wisconsin

9
31 23
New Haven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Connecticut

10
25 16
Vineland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
New Jersey

11
30 22
Muskegon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Michigan

12
34 27
Grand Rapids is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Michigan

13
28 20
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Ohio

14
28 20
Hartford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Connecticut

15
31 24
Providence is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Rhode Island

16
23 15
Nassau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
New York

17
26 19
Kingston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Kingston New York

18
26 19
Joliet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Illinois

19
45 43
San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
smart43 added San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

20
30 26
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Illinois

21
25 20
Baltimore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Maryland

22
33 31
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers

23
37 54
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
California

24
14 24
Suffolk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
Virginia

25
28 46
Irvine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cities for Teachers
California