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Average Teacher Salaries

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In accordance with A.R.S. §15-903(E), as amended by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §10, a local educational agency's (LEA) budget must include the prominent display of the average salary of all teachers employed by the district or charter for the budget and prior years, and the increase in the average salary of all teachers employed by the district or charter for the budget year reported in dollars and percentage. 

 AVERAGE TEACHER SALARIES (A.R.S. §15-903.E, amended by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §10)

  1. Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2022 (budget year)  $57,727           
  2. Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2021 (prior year) $53,728
  3. Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year  $3,999
  4. Percentage increase  7.4%
  5. Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 $46,086
  6. Total percentage increase in average teacher salary since FY 2018  25.3% 

Average salary calculation:

Average Teacher Salary is expenditures coded to 1000 functions and 6112 certified teacher object codes. Total expended divided by FTE on SDER report provides the average. Average includes one time stipend from ESSER dollars of $2,000.