Wisconsin Teacher Careers, Certification & Salaries
Wisconsin is a state with 5.7 million residents and a long history of both agriculture and industrial development. The state was, and is, a strong dairy producer. Milwaukee was at one time a heavily industrialized city but has lost much of its smoke-stack businesses to economic changes and offshore development. The state has some heavy urban concentrations and a lot of smaller cities where the school districts tend to be a little healthier than in the urban centers. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction takes an active role in working with the impacted districts; one of the prevailing standards for poverty impacted school districts is the number of students who are eligible for free or subsidized lunches; currently 41% of the students in Wisconsin meet that standard.
Wisconsin Teacher Salaries
The State of Wisconsin is rated as having the 21st highest salary range for teachers among the fifty states and the District of Columbia.