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


Salaries range from $40,000 to $45,000. 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. 

Moving Costs

  • First Month's Rent and Deposit: $1500
  • Professional Attire: $215
  • School Supplies: $250
  • Travel to Summer Training: $250

Rent & Utilities

  • Single: $1200
  • Shared: $750

Living Expenses

  • Phone, Internet, Utilities: $150
  • Transit Pass: $70

Certification Costs

  • Up-front Testing Costs: $370
  • Up-front Certification Costs: $370
  • Ongoing Certification Costs: $8,800


  • Access to a car is required.