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Learn more about average salary, cost of living, and expenses in the Idaho region.


Salaries range from $36,000 to $38,000 for new teachers in the Idaho region. 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.

  • Monthly Pre-Tax Salary: $3,000
  • Taxes: $700
  • Health Insurance: $200
  • Monthly Take Home Pay: $2,100


  • Health benefits
  • Medical, dental, and vision care
  • Routine preventative care
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Vaccinations (e.g., flu shots)
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement benefits

Moving Costs

  • Average deposit: First and last month’s rent
  • Moving costs: $600, but dependent on distance

Rent & Utilities

  • $900 Single
  • $600 Shared

Living Expenses

Below are estimated monthly expenses for corps members: 

  • Food: $250
  • Transportation: $75
  • Health insurance: Dependent upon district
  • Utilities: $150
  • Gas/Insurance: $200


As a rural region, most Idaho corps members find that a car is required to get around.