Dues Level for Every NEA State Affiliate

I get asked this question a lot, probably because there is no central location for the numbers, nor is it an easy matter to keep them up-to-date. So if you have an interest, save this post. It’s good until September.

These are the state dues levels for every NEA state affiliate for 2017-18. Add $189 to each one to account for the NEA national dues. There are roughly 13,000 local affiliates and their dues vary so widely – from zero to a lot – it’s impossible to gather them all.

  1. New Jersey -$897
  2. Alaska – $740
  3. California – $677
  4. Michigan – $645
  5. Hawaii – $610
  6. Oregon – $607
  7. Wyoming – $532
  8. Indiana – $531
  9. Pennsylvania – $523
  10. Connecticut – $499
  11. Massachusetts – $494
  12. Illinois – $472
  13. Minnesota – $471
  14. Idaho – $468
  15. Delaware – $463
  16. Rhode Island – $455
  17. Ohio – $454
  18. New Hampshire – $452
  19. Iowa – $451
  20. Washington – $449
  21. Vermont – $445
  22. South Dakota – $427
  23. Maine – $414
  24. Montana – $412
  25. New Mexico – $409
  26. Nebraska – $406
  27. Kentucky – $406
  28. Colorado – $395
  29. Missouri – $392
  30. Kansas – $389
  31. Utah – $382
  32. Nevada – $378
  33. New York – $378
  34. North Dakota – $371
  35. Arizona – $364
  36. Arkansas – $359
  37. Texas – $324
  38. Maryland – $322
  39. West Virginia – $310
  40. Georgia – $300
  41. Alabama – $294
  42. North Carolina – $289
  43. Tennessee – $288
  44. Oklahoma – $287
  45. Louisiana – $284
  46. Virginia – $283
  47. South Carolina – $275
  48. Mississippi – $273
  49. Wisconsin – $238
  50. Florida – $234

That’s an average state dues level of $424.36. Include NEA dues and your average NEA member is paying $613.36 plus local dues.

UPDATE: Members of merged affiliates (Florida, Minnesota, Montana, New York and North Dakota) want me to know they pay national dues that are more than $189 and are split between NEA and AFT (and AFL-CIO). That’s true, but I’m 99% sure NEA never gets more than $189.

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2 thoughts on “Dues Level for Every NEA State Affiliate”

  1. Mike, This is very informative. Can you give us a few examples of local dues so we can get a sense of the total payments teachers are making? Is there a rough empirical relationship between state and local dues (e.g., local is a about half of state).

    Thanks. Keep up the great work.

  2. I have a relative in Prince George’s County, MD.
    They paid $642 last year, which breaks down to:
    322 MD
    189 NEA
    131 PGCEA

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