Quick Look: Teacher Highlights, TASB District Personnel Salary Survey

January 08, 2020 • Janelle Guillory

Quick Look: Teacher Highlights, TASB District Personnel Salary Survey

Results from the 2019–2020 District Personnel Salary Survey are available in DataCentral.  

Teacher highlights from the statewide data are available for download and cover typical starting pay and hiring schedules, median average salaries, shortage area stipends, degree and leadership stipends, and substitute pay rates. Of 1,021 districts, 505 participated, representing 49 percent of districts in Texas. For districts with 3,000 or more students, participation was 82 percent.

Key findings include:

  • Across all participants, median starting salary for a new teacher is $44,000, up 7.3 percent from last year. The highest reported entry salary is $60,000.
  • The median teacher average salary in responding districts is $52,162, up 7.4 percent from 2018–2019. The change in teacher average salary for 2019–2020 is heavily influenced by teacher increases granted under House Bill 3 (HB3).
  • Of 505 responding districts, 86 percent pay shortage stipends to teachers in at least one identified shortage area.

Janelle Guillory is an assistant director at TASB HR Services. Send Janelle an email at janelle.guillory@tasb.org.

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