Teacher Salary Survey Released
For Release: January 27, 2012
Contact: Mary Barrett, 800.580.8272, ext. 6421; email@example.com
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(Austin) – Average teacher salaries are unchanged according to the 2011–12 Salaries and Wages in Texas Public Schools Teacher Report recently released by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). Nearly half (47 percent) of reporting districts froze salaries for all employees for this year.
The weighted average teacher salary in responding districts is $48,666 for 2011–12, virtually unchanged from the 2010–11 average salary of $48,639. Weighted average salaries by enrollment range from $41,153 in districts with fewer than 500 students to $50,732 in districts with more than 50,000 students.
- Region IV (Houston) has the highest weighted average salary for 2011–12 at $50,742. Region IV districts employ the largest proportion of teachers in the survey (65,126 or 23 percent) and in Texas.
- Region VIII (Mount Pleasant) has the lowest weighted average salary at $42,123. One percent (3,424) of teachers in the sample works in Region VIII districts.
- Region VII (Kilgore) saw the only notable increase in average teacher salary, growing 1.8 percent to $44,234.
- Regions II (Corpus Christi), XI (Fort Worth), XIII (Austin), and XIV (Abilene) saw decreases in average teacher salary ranging from 1.5 to 2.0 percent. Changes in average pay in other regions were less than 1.0 percent.
The TASB/TASA survey, conducted annually by the TASB HR Services Division, is the second of a series of four that is the most definitive study of compensation and benefits practices in Texas. This information is used by policy makers at the local and state levels to make decisions about educator pay and benefits.
TASB is a nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school districts. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve approximately 4.9 million public school students.
- Survey highlights from previous year
- HR Exchange, TASB newsletter
- Full report for purchase from TASB Store