Anyone who ever wanted to be teacher knows that the money isn't always great. In fact, the education field is one of the lowest paying jobs that still require a degree.

The job is can be highly stressful as educators have to deal with everything from internal politics, to overcrowded classrooms, to unreasonable demands from both the state and federal levels.

Plus, dissatisfied parents.

Individuals pursuing education do it for the love.

There is some good news for those of us living in the Tri-State area.

The website WalletHub compiled a study of the best and worst states in the country to teach, and the northeast did pretty well. In fact, New Jersey came out at number one!

WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 16 key indicators of teacher-friendliness. Our data set ranges from “median starting salary” to “pupil-teacher ratio” to “school safety.”

Read about the methodology HERE

Here's the Top 5.

  1. New Jersey
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Illinois
  4. Minnesota
  5. Wyoming

NY didn't do so bad either. We came in at #7. Connecticut was #10, and Pennsylvania #11.