Snapshot: Teacher salaries in Massachusetts, '07-'08

By Matt Carroll, Boston Globe | June 24, 2010
Which school districts have the highest average teacher salaries? 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, is from the state Department of Education. 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 at the top of their step raises, while those with less years will earn less. The state median was $61,800.
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DistrictAverage SalaryFull-time equivalency jobsRank
ABINGTON$59,807148211
ACTON$68,88013749
ACTON BOXBOROUGH$67,51417263
ACUSHNET$49,02076322
ADAMS CHESHIRE$56,912119266
AGAWAM$59,323317223
AMESBURY$61,540167176
AMHERST$59,376141221
AMHERST PELHAM$62,552147147
ANDOVER$69,93444440
ARLINGTON$57,636334255
ASHBURNHAM WESTMINSTER$64,246154118
ASHLAND$61,775179165
ASSABET VALLEY$66,48810283
ATHOL ROYALSTON$55,015129289
ATTLEBORO$69,12039548
AUBURN$59,995165205
AVON$54,62761292
AYER$56,85794267
BARNSTABLE$66,87235276
BEDFORD$67,62219261
BELCHERTOWN$56,708168272
BELLINGHAM$59,749180212
BELMONT$66,36623985
BERKLEY$59,31166224
BERKSHIRE HILLS$59,614133216
BERLIN$73,5471713
BERLIN BOYLSTON$60,91736186
BEVERLY$62,703310146
BILLERICA$58,426428238
BLACKSTONE MILLVILLE$58,706155234
BLACKSTONE VALLEY$64,58194112
BLUE HILLS$74,1258812
BOSTON$76,1084,3726
BOURNE$57,570171257
BOXBOROUGH$67,3773967
BOXFORD$67,3317169
BOYLSTON$62,38327150
BRAINTREE$61,682375169
BREWSTER$59,93446206
BRIDGEWATER RAYNHAM$67,99032055
BRIMFIELD$55,80931280
BRISTOL COUNTY$55,23134285
BRISTOL PLYMOUTH$70,7989432
BROCKTON$64,3151,125115
BROOKFIELD$60,95826185
BROOKLINE$78,3084773
BURLINGTON$65,58132999
CAMBRIDGE$71,18561827
CANTON$66,26519987
CAPE COD$66,7737078
CARLISLE$72,0006223
CARVER$59,809150210
CENTRAL BERKSHIRE$61,711144167
CHATHAM$62,89168141
CHELMSFORD$61,998359160
CHELSEA$58,243409240
CHESTERFIELD GOSHEN$48,31115323
CHICOPEE$58,932584230
CLARKSBURG$63,66213130
CLINTON$62,164157154
COHASSET$62,404115149
CONCORD$72,54015219
CONCORD CARLISLE$74,2969711
CONWAY$56,49314273
DANVERS$64,693270110
DARTMOUTH$64,414259114
DEDHAM$67,26922271
DEERFIELD$53,85137298
DENNIS YARMOUTH$57,718300253
DIGHTON REHOBOTH$58,788212232
DOUGLAS$53,703114301
DOVER$77,088424
DOVER SHERBORN$73,3969915
DRACUT$61,290246179
DUDLEY CHARLTON$58,601281235
DUXBURY$67,25921772
EAST BRIDGEWATER$61,226152180
EASTHAM$66,7752177
EASTHAMPTON$56,937135265
EAST LONGMEADOW$61,676201170
EASTON$60,456253198
EDGARTOWN$65,5933798
ERVING$52,62314305
ESSEX COUNTY$58,17644242
EVERETT$64,822402109
FAIRHAVEN$54,834152290
FALL RIVER$63,381788133
FALMOUTH$66,24232688
FARMINGTON RIVER$55,11917286
FITCHBURG$65,382382102
FLORIDA$34,25212329
FOXBOROUGH$62,089203156
FRAMINGHAM$68,25964154
FRANKLIN$66,36144386
FRANKLIN COUNTY$56,08257275
FREETOWN$57,25935262
FREETOWN LAKEVILLE$60,812137189
FRONTIER$53,79965299
GARDNER$61,980181161
GATEWAY$50,875109317
GEORGETOWN$57,610107256
GILL MONTAGUE$61,65189171
GLOUCESTER$65,392250101
GRAFTON$61,073190182
GRANBY$53,74985300
GRANVILLE$50,54419319
GREATER FALL RIVER$68,47111952
GREATER LAWRENCE$63,907140124
GREATER LOWELL$66,57717981
GREATER NEW BEDFORD$71,10318629
GREENFIELD$57,888142246
GROTON DUNSTABLE$59,446181219
HADLEY$51,42349313
HALIFAX$59,38244220
HAMILTON WENHAM$67,95315958
HAMPDEN WILBRAHAM$57,118252264
HAMPSHIRE$56,83966268
HANCOCK$67,317570
HANOVER$59,162210227
HARVARD$69,2468645
HARWICH$57,894117245
HATFIELD$51,20838316
HAVERHILL$66,41750584
HAWLEMONT$42,02413327
HINGHAM$63,329268134
HOLBROOK$54,50884293
HOLLAND$50,62221318
HOLLISTON$64,271220117
HOLYOKE$62,051590158
HOPEDALE$57,83289249
HOPKINTON$67,60023862
HUDSON$65,72721496
HULL$55,671102281
IPSWICH$59,829145208
KING PHILIP$67,95511557
KINGSTON$62,50573148
LAKEVILLE$58,53046236
LANESBOROUGH$59,81722209
LAWRENCE$70,84084731
LEE$55,90176277
LEICESTER$62,875129142
LENOX$65,54170100
LEOMINSTER$57,856400248
LEVERETT$51,98716310
LEXINGTON$69,12950547
LINCOLN$69,77812141
LINCOLN SUDBURY$76,0221277
LITTLETON$62,955109140
LONGMEADOW$64,206236120
LOWELL$69,3871,08544
LUDLOW$55,481216283
LUNENBURG$59,180120226
LYNN$60,5231,053196
LYNNFIELD$65,94015291
MALDEN$73,54745413
MANCHESTER ESSEX$65,94010491
MANSFIELD$60,576323195
MARBLEHEAD$57,477236259
MARION$67,2153473
MARLBOROUGH$59,902357207
MARSHFIELD$63,431331132
MARTHAS VINEYARD$69,5107842
MASCONOMET$66,71213279
MASHPEE$71,87813324
MATTAPOISETT$60,59838194
MAYNARD$65,8439295
MEDFIELD$65,346201103
MEDFORD$66,62735280
MEDWAY$60,164186204
MELROSE$54,010238296
MENDON UPTON$52,224225307
METHUEN$64,061481122
MIDDLEBOROUGH$60,510221197
MIDDLETON$61,57260175
MILFORD$61,961312162
MILLBURY$63,771139128
MILLIS$59,60189217
MILTON$72,22124621
MINUTEMAN$74,494929
MOHAWK TRAIL$53,614103302
MONSON$51,256105315
MONTACHUSETT$70,35310035
MOUNT GREYLOCK$64,01850123
NAHANT$45,75218326
NANTUCKET$78,6271182
NARRAGANSETT$66,18810289
NASHOBA$69,38824743
NASHOBA VALLEY$59,07952229
NATICK$62,757325145
NAUSET$67,36613768
NEEDHAM$67,97734756
NEW BEDFORD$71,63886426
NEWBURYPORT$67,88415959
NEW SALEM WENDELL$49,99312320
NEWTON$70,96194630
NORFOLK$62,17884153
NORFOLK COUNTY$65,8614594
NORTH ADAMS$58,475162237
NORTHAMPTON$54,002215297
NORTHAMPTON SMITH$57,18551263
NORTH ANDOVER$56,721297271
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH$63,155299136
NORTHBORO SOUTHBORO$68,63910551
NORTHBOROUGH$70,19013237
NORTHBRIDGE$70,05613339
NORTH BROOKFIELD$58,77454233
NORTHEAST METROPOLITAN$61,775122165
NORTHERN BERKSHIRE$72,3944420
NORTH MIDDLESEX$61,702275168
NORTH READING$61,324172178
NORTH SHORE$64,54358113
NORTON$61,899184163
NORWELL$65,99913890
NORWOOD$57,974259244
OAK BLUFFS$63,66546129
OLD COLONY$79,444451
OLD ROCHESTER$67,3788866
ORANGE$52,82561304
ORLEANS$60,97923183
OXFORD$58,200141241
PALMER$54,736140291
PATHFINDER$57,32778261
PEABODY$60,227454202
PELHAM$59,72211213
PEMBROKE$60,213207203
PENTUCKET$63,019228138
PETERSHAM$52,1838308
PIONEER$55,89188278
PITTSFIELD$51,351509314
PLAINVILLE$56,16454274
PLYMOUTH$60,283598200
PLYMPTON$63,81616125
PROVINCETOWN$57,49731258
QUABBIN$60,627207193
QUABOAG$67,8439360
QUINCY$64,825707108
RALPH C MAHAR$48,26662324
RANDOLPH$59,137212228
READING$61,212285181
REVERE$65,306409104
RICHMOND$68,6451750
ROCHESTER$62,14343155
ROCKLAND$60,769147190
ROCKPORT$60,96783184
ROWE$47,2909325
SALEM$57,731422252
SANDWICH$62,297239151
SAUGUS$59,299185225
SAVOY$36,2617328
SCITUATE$59,709242214
SEEKONK$62,000141159
SHARON$61,611250173
SHAWSHEEN VALLEY$70,44012234
SHERBORN$75,260338
SHIRLEY$57,34148260
SHREWSBURY$60,915363187
SHUTESBURY$53,57914303
SILVER LAKE$69,15813946
SOMERSET$55,016227288
SOMERVILLE$66,94239474
SOUTHAMPTON$57,87139247
SOUTHBOROUGH$62,802116143
SOUTHBRIDGE$67,48317264
SOUTHEASTERN$73,13410617
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE$56,81482270
SOUTHERN WORCESTER$63,438109131
SOUTH HADLEY$58,071166243
SOUTH MIDDLESEX$76,443765
SOUTH SHORE$70,4835933
SOUTHWICK TOLLAND$55,042138287
SPENCER EAST BROOKFIELD$60,905139188
SPRINGFIELD$55,5052,208282
STATE TOTALS$64,16669,331121
STONEHAM$57,795194251
STOUGHTON$62,235295152
STURBRIDGE$63,14271137
SUDBURY$58,395218239
SUNDERLAND$51,64321312
SUTTON$63,251113135
SWAMPSCOTT$65,007175107
SWANSEA$55,820152279
TANTASQUA$64,647146111
TAUNTON$63,800505127
TEWKSBURY$62,972262139
TISBURY$65,8733593
TOPSFIELD$60,75554191
TRI COUNTY$72,1328422
TRITON$61,800230164
TRURO$54,16015294
TYNGSBOROUGH$59,591152218
UPISLAND$70,3004036
UPPER CAPE COD$65,03667105
UXBRIDGE$65,65814797
WACHUSETT$59,370471222
WAKEFIELD$60,347260199
WALES$49,66813321
WALPOLE$58,908264231
WALTHAM$65,017415106
WARE$55,32889284
WAREHAM$67,44822065
WATERTOWN$63,801226126
WAYLAND$73,01521118
WEBSTER$60,260132201
WELLESLEY$71,12834328
WELLFLEET$52,23118306
WESTBOROUGH$74,37525910
WEST BOYLSTON$64,30882116
WEST BRIDGEWATER$59,63183215
WESTFIELD$54,058510295
WESTFORD$60,708362192
WESTHAMPTON$52,17212309
WESTON$73,33818816
WESTPORT$56,829125269
WEST SPRINGFIELD$55,990303276
WESTWOOD$66,50422482
WEYMOUTH$61,526491177
WHATELY$51,65311311
WHITMAN HANSON$62,769267144
WHITTIER$66,90411475
WILLIAMSBURG$57,81518250
WILLIAMSTOWN$64,24236119
WILMINGTON$61,603261174
WINCHENDON$57,689126254
WINCHESTER$71,68128125
WINTHROP$68,44714853
WOBURN$61,640366172
WORCESTER$70,1061,88038
WRENTHAM$62,07579157