The average teacher salary last year was $68,531, up 1 percent from 2011, according to new state figures. The average superintendent salary last year, excluding part-timers, was roughly $167,000, also up 1 percent from 2011. Last year saw far fewer teacher layoffs than previous years. Combined teacher payroll for all districts fell by about $100 million from 2011 to 2012, compared to a $1 billion drop the prior year. Teacher pay varies widely by district.
Updated with 2012 school year data on 12/10/12 ...
Districts with highest average teacher salaries, 2012
Districts with highest-paid superintendents, 2012
Notes: Average teacher salaries are often a reflection of three things: An area's cost of living, how much the district is willing to pay and the number of experienced teachers the district employs. After getting your results, click "details" to see all the numbers in context. "FTE" stands for full time equivalent.
Roughly 15 percent of districts -- most of them very small -- did not report 2011 teacher pay data to the state.
Source: 2011-12 Certificated Salary Data, California Department of Education
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