20 states where teachers make more than most Americans

Not all paychecks are equal — and that’s especially true when it comes to teacher salaries in America. In fact, many teachers have been demanding higher wages for their work by protesting and walking out.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 2016 national median household income was $57,617. So how does this compare to the average teacher’s salary today? Using the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, GOBankingRates compiled the average teacher salary by state by analyzing the mean wage of elementary, middle school and high school teachers.

Click through to see where teachers make more than most Americans.

This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: 20 States Where Teachers Make More Than Most Americans