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Percentage distribution of public school teachers, by level of agreement with the statement “If I could get a higher paying job I'd leave teaching as soon as possible” and state: 2017–18

                   
  Level of agreement   Agree or disagree  
State Strongly agree   Somewhat agree   Strongly disagree   Somewhat disagree   Strongly or somewhat
agree
  Strongly or
somewhat disagree
 
United States 12.3  22.4  34.7  30.6  34.7  65.3  
              
Alabama 12.3  22.3  33.0  32.4  34.5  65.5  
Alaska 9.1  21.1  40.6  29.1  30.3  69.7  
Arizona 18.8  27.8  25.6  27.8  46.6  53.4  
Arkansas 12.0  23.2  36.3  28.4  35.2  64.8  
California 8.8  18.9  46.4  25.9  27.7  72.3  
              
Colorado 13.6  22.5  33.1  30.8  36.0  64.0  
Connecticut 9.3  21.6  35.5  33.6  30.9  69.1  
Delaware 12.8  27.8  33.2  26.1  40.7  59.3  
District of Columbia            
Florida 19.3  26.8  24.9  29.0  46.1  53.9  
              
Georgia 12.9  23.1  32.5  31.5  36.0  64.0  
Hawaii 16.0  25.4  26.2  32.4  41.4  58.6  
Idaho 9.1  24.0  38.1  28.8  33.1  66.9  
Illinois 9.1  20.4  38.2  32.3  29.4  70.6  
Indiana 14.3  28.7  26.4  30.6  43.0  57.0  
              
Iowa 10.6  18.7  34.9  35.8  29.3  70.7  
Kansas 12.2  24.6  31.3  32.0  36.7  63.3  
Kentucky 11.9  22.9  31.8  33.4  34.8  65.2  
Louisiana 13.9  25.2  29.6  31.3  39.1  60.9  
Maine 11.1  20.1  39.8  29.0  31.2  68.8  
              
Maryland            
Massachusetts 5.8  16.0  52.7  25.5  21.7  78.3  
Michigan 17.4  26.4  25.6  30.5  43.9  56.1  
Minnesota 11.7  22.2  30.0  36.1  33.9  66.1  
Mississippi 13.5  20.2  33.9  32.4  33.7  66.3  
              
Missouri 8.1  17.1  44.4  30.4  25.2  74.8  
Montana 7.9  18.6  38.4  35.1  26.5  73.5  
Nebraska 8.2  20.1  39.9  31.8  28.3  71.7  
Nevada 13.6  23.7  31.5  31.2  37.3  62.7  
New Hampshire 7.0  16.4  42.4  34.2  23.4  76.6  
              
New Jersey 10.0  19.6  40.0  30.4  29.6  70.4  
New Mexico 20.5  27.2  25.1  27.2  47.7  52.3  
New York 7.3  16.4  47.1  29.2  23.7  76.3  
North Carolina 15.8  25.7  26.2  32.2  41.6  58.4  
North Dakota 10.4  25.5  33.7  30.4  36.0  64.0  
              
Ohio 11.1  19.8  37.3  31.8  30.9  69.1  
Oklahoma 16.5  26.3  28.2  29.1  42.7  57.3  
Oregon 12.0  20.0  35.4  32.6  32.0  68.0  
Pennsylvania 9.7  22.3  36.7  31.3  32.0  68.0  
Rhode Island 14.1  20.7  37.4  27.8  34.8  65.2  
              
South Carolina 13.0  28.8  29.1  29.2  41.8  58.2  
South Dakota 10.3  24.9  33.7  31.1  35.2  64.8  
Tennessee 14.5  23.0  29.0  33.5  37.5  62.5  
Texas 14.5  23.9  30.1  31.5  38.4  61.6  
Utah 12.5  21.5  33.8  32.2  34.0  66.0  
              
Vermont 8.3  20.1  43.2  28.4  28.4  71.6  
Virginia 12.7  27.6  31.5  28.2  40.3  59.7  
Washington 12.2  19.4  36.5  31.9  31.5  68.5  
West Virginia 17.6  22.9  27.1  32.4  40.5  59.5  
Wisconsin 13.3  27.2  26.5  33.0  40.4  59.6  
Wyoming 10.7   18.5   38.9   31.9   29.2   70.8  
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2017–18.

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