Working as a school teacher has its perks, but living large is not normally one of them. SmartAsset finds the places where the largess is largest.

Some change at the top – Last year, Akron, Ohio; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York-New Jersey took the top three spots. This year Akron fell to fifth and New York fell to 11th. Unfortunately, Cedar Rapids did not have enough data to be included in the study, as BLS did not include estimates for middle school teacher employment in Cedar Rapids. In their places, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas; and Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska-Iowa took the top spots.

Regional variation – Every Census region is represented in our top 10. Using Census Bureau definitions, we see that the Midwest has four top 10 representatives, the Northeast has two, the South has three and the West has one.

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