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Learn more about average salaries, cost of living, and expenses in the Alabama region.


Salaries range from at $42,424 for new teachers in Alabama. Corps members are independently hired by local schools or districts. They are responsible for obtaining certification and employment and are not paid by Teach For America.


Our partner schools offer health insurance and retirement benefits, though the specific plans will vary from school to school. Many of our partner schools will also offer additional benefits, but they vary widely depending on placement. 

Moving Costs

  • First Month's Rent and Deposit: $300 - $1,200


  • Single: $800
  • Shared: $400

Certification Costs

Costs may vary depending on which certification path a teacher chooses and the university partner.  

  • Up-front Testing Costs: $120 - $180
  • Up-front Certification Costs: $120
  • Ongoing Certification Costs: $3,000 - $10,000

Learn more about the costs on the “Certification and Training” page.


Alabama corps members will require a car, in both urban and rural placements.