Federal numbers show that the majority of Virginia's teachers are paid more than the national average.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says Virginia teachers receive average annual wages from around $58,000 to $60,000, compared with a national average of $56,000 to $57,000.
Among Virginia's 10 metropolitan areas, only the Washington region has wages for all teachers that were significantly more than the national average.
Teachers in Richmond and in parts of southwest Virginia are paid significantly less than the national average.
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