Quick Look: Teacher Highlights, TASB District Personnel Salary Survey

January 10, 2022 • Chau Tran

Quick Look: Teacher Highlights, TASB District Personnel Salary Survey

Results from the 2021–2022 District Personnel Survey are now available in TASB HRDataSource™.

Teacher highlights from 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 1,020 districts, 517 participated, representing 51 percent of districts in Texas. For districts with 3,000 or more students, participation was 84 percent.

Key teacher findings for respondents include:

  • Median starting salary for a new teacher is $45,800, up 5.9 percent from last year. The highest reported entry salary is $62,500.
  • Median teacher average salary is $53,500, up 2.9 percent from 2020–2021.
  • The majority, 88 percent, pay shortage stipends to teachers in at least one identified shortage area.

Regarding pay increase:

  • Median pay increase across all pay groups (teacher, administrative professional, clerical paraprofessional, and auxiliary) is 2.3 percent.
  • Of responding districts, 12 percent did not give a pay increase for the 2021–2022 school year, while 3 percent reported a one-time payment.  

All participants were given an opportunity to provide suggestions or comments about improving the online survey. The suggestions and comments will be reviewed and factored into improvements for next year. Thank you for all the feedback! 


Chau Tran is a senior data analyst at TASB HR Services. Send Chau an email at chau.tran@tasb.org.


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