AUSTIN, Texas -- WalletHub recently published a list of the best and worst states for teachers in the country and Texas ranked in the Top 20 overall.

Texas ranked 19 overall
• The state ranked third in the “Opportunity and Competition category
• The state was almost last in the “Academic and work environment” category

Texas ranked No. 19 overall, behind Kentucky and ahead of Iowa. The Lone Star state’s ranking was bolstered by its placement in the "Opportunity and Competition" category, coming in at No. 3. However, the state did not fare well in the "Academic and Work Environment" category, being placed near the bottom at No. 46.

To compile the list, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 22 key indicators of teacher-friendliness. Their data set ranged from teachers’ income growth potential to the student-teacher ratio to teacher safety.

To see the full list and detailed methodology, visit the WalletHub website.

Interactive map of findings:


Source: WalletHub