Top Areas for Hiring

Utah has many great destinations for educators, but in some Utah city, educators can expect to make and save more money than in others.

  • Population
  • Cost of Living Index
  • Average Pay
  • Weekly Hiring Trends
  • Types of Hiring
1Salt Lake City
  • 192,672
  • 95.9%
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Teachers, College and University Professors
  • $57,263
  • [TBA]

Salt Lake City School District is the city’s largest employer of public school teachers with 1,139 classroom teachers working full time across the district’s 42 schools. Educators seeking employment can apply to job openings posted on the district’s recruitment page. The University of Utah is the flagship University of the state and the largest employer in the city of postsecondary educators with 1,712 instructors. The University of Utah posts their career opportunities on its careers page. Westminster College is one of the many colleges located in Salt Lake City and is another option for employment on the postsecondary side. The living wage for the region exceeds the average annual earnings of most school teachers.

2West Valley City
  • 136,208
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Teachers, University Professors
  • $54,893
  • [TBA]

West Valley City is served by Granite School District. Educators seeking employment opportunities in the district can find current job postings on their recruitment page. There are no major colleges or universities in the city, but the University of Utah is just next door in Salt Lake City. Educators seeking employment can visit the university’s careers page. Teaching salaries in West Valley fall well below the city’s average living wage expenses.

3Provo
  • 115,264
  • $55,596
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, College Professors
  • n/a
  • [TBA]

Provo City School District is the primary facilitator of elementary, middle and high school education in Provo. The district employs 646 teachers full-time. Educators seeking opportunities with the district can find postings on their recruitment page. Postsecondary faculty looking for teaching opportunities can find job openings at Brigham Young University. Teaching jobs at BYU can be found on their careers page, but may only be suitable for faculty who uphold the university’s Mormon faith or at least its principles. Another local option is Provo College. Single income educator families in Provo make below living wage estimates for the region but dual-income educator families generally meet the regional living wage.

4West Jordan
  • 111,946
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, University Professors
  • $54,893
  • [TBA]

The Jordan School District is the main employer of teachers in the region and employs 2,236 classroom teachers in its 55 public schools in the system. Educators seeking employment can find opportunities posted on the district’s recruitment page. Educators at the postsecondary level can seek opportunities with Broadview University-West Jordan; applicant information can be found on the institution’s recruitment page. Single income educator families in West Jordan make below the region’s living wage but dual-income educator families tend to meet or exceed the region’s living wage estimates.

5Orem
  • 94,457
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, College and University Professors
  • $55,596
  • [TBA]

Alpine School District is Orem’s primary employer of educators. In total, the district oversees 81 schools in the region and employs 3,078 full-time school teachers. Educators seeking teaching positions can find jobs on the school district’s employment page. At the postsecondary level, Orem is home to Utah Valley University, which has a student population of 33,211 students and employs 642 full-time faculty. Stevens Henager College of Business is another local employer on the postsecondary side of hiring. Educators seeking employment will find opportunities on the university’s recruitment page. Average incomes for public school teachers in Orem fall short of the living costs estimated for the region.

6Sandy
  • 93,613
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, University Professors
  • $54,893
  • [TBA]

Public schools in Sandy are governed by Canyons School District. Educators living in the city and looking for employment opportunities will find job openings on the district’s recruitment page. Educators at the postsecondary level in Sandy can find job opportunity’s at DeVry University Utah; job listings are posted on the institute’s recruitment page. Average pay for public school teachers in Sandy City fall below the regions living wage based on a family four, whilst on average dual-income educator household tend to fare better in meeting or exceeding the average living wage expense for the region.

7Ogden
  • 85,444
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, College and University Professors
  • $54,720
  • [TBA]

Ogden City District is the governing body of public schools in Ogden and employs 579 full-time classroom school teachers across its 23 schools. Educators living in the city and seeking employment can find current openings on the school district’s recruitment page. The City of Ogden is home to Weber State University and employment opportunities for educators can be found on the university’s careers page. The average salary for public school teachers living and working in Ogden generally falls below the region’s living wage requirements for a family of four.

8Saint George
  • 80,202
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, College and University Professors
  • $41,676
  • [TBA]

Washington School District is the facilitator of education in Saint George with 47 local public schools and over 1,255 teachers. Educators seeking an opportunity with the school district can find current job openings on the district’s recruitment page. Dixie State University is the primary employer of postsecondary educators in Saint George and career opportunities at the university can be found on the university’s recruitment site. Stevens Henager College also has a campus in Saint George. The average salary for public school teachers in St. George falls significantly below the state’s estimated living wage based in the needs of a family a four.

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