at Arizona Legacy Traditional Schools
When a school district calculates its average teacher salary, it is important to remember that changes from year-to-year in the level of teacher experience and education affect the average. As an example, a teacher with 10 years of experience and a master’s degree may leave the school and be replaced the following year with a teacher who has four years of experience and a bachelor’s degree. This would be a substantial differential that would lower the school’s average teacher salary. Therefore, when teacher salaries are looked at in aggregate and compared from year-to-year, the increase in average teacher salaries will differ from the 10 percent increase given to each individual teacher because of these expected variations.
|Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2019||$50,900|
|Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2018||$48,366|
|Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year 2018||$2,535|
In June 2018, Legacy’s board approved a 10% base salary increase for returning teachers and a 10% increase to the base salary for new Legacy teachers. Accordingly, all Legacy teachers will receive a 10% increase for 2018-19. The average percentage increase differs from 10% due to changes in teaching staff, resulting in varying salary levels based on an individual’s years of experience and degrees.