Study ranks South Dakota among 10 worst states to be a teacher

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A new study ranks South Dakota as one of the worst ten states in America to be a teacher.

South Dakota was ranked 42nd out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, by the personal finance website WalletHub.

WalletHub looked at a range of factors including average starting pay.
The Mount Rushmore state ranked 47th in average starting salary.
The state came in 2nd to last: 50th overall, in median annual salary for teachers, and 39th in public school spending per student.

On a positive note, South Dakota teachers ranked in the top third, 16th overall, for teachers' income growth potential, and 15th in pupil to teacher ratio.