Which school districts have the highest average teacher salaries? A Globe review found eight districts have averages greater than $75,000: Old Colony, Nantucket, Brookline, Dover, South Middlesex, Boston, Lincoln-Sudbury, and Sherborn.
Two small systems – Florida and Savoy – average under $40,000. The data, for 2007-08, are from the state Department of Education.
Average teacher salaries vary widely, and have some nuances that make them fluctuate. The mix of teachers – whether they are veterans or younger – makes a difference. Teachers in the system longer will be earning more, while those with less years will earn less. So a system that had a lot of retirements a year ago might have a lower average because of an influx of new teachers. The state median was $61,800.
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