Being a teacher is one of the most thankless jobs out there. It's a career most children look up to, someone who's basically a second mom or dad to many - teachers have a very self-rewarding position though their salary says otherwise. Fortunately, when compared to other states, Washington state was recently ranked first place for best states for teachers.

Source: WalletHub

Washington also came in first place for 10-year change in salary as well as existence of digital learning plan. Some states don't even come close. Sure, it may not be optimal but it's better than most.

Utah and New Jersey also come close rounding out the top three.

On the flipside, New Hampshire, believe it or not, came in last place, followed by New Mexico and Arizona for the bottom 3.

See the full results via Wallet Hub.