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Learn more about average salaries, cost of living, and expenses in the Metro Atlanta 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.


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: $3,722
  • First and Last Month’s Rent Single: $1861
  • Professional Attire: $215
  • School Supplies: $250

Rent & Utilities

  • Single: $1,100

Living Expenses

  • Phone, Internet, Utilities: $350

Certification Costs

  • Up-front Testing Costs: $500
  • Up-front Certification Costs: $435
  • Ongoing Certification Costs: $4,400
  • Summer School Background Check
  • Placement School Background Check


  • Access to a car is required.