SNAPSHOT: TEACHER SALARIES, 2011

By Matt Carroll, Boston Globe | June 7, 2012
Average teacher salaries vary widely in school districts across the state. Topping $90,000 are Dover and Sherborn. The small town of Florida in the western part of the state was at the bottom of the list at $37,580. The data, for fiscal 2011, is from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
School districtAverage pay 2011Rank
ABINGTON $73,887 67
ACTON $75,741 50
ACTON BOXBOROUGH $72,411 91
ACUSHNET $57,227 289
ADAMS CHESHIRE $65,939 199
AGAWAM $60,647 263
AMESBURY $70,341 124
AMHERST $66,484 187
AMHERST PELHAM $75,213 54
ANDOVER $77,136 40
ARLINGTON $55,373 301
ASHBURNHAM WESTMINSTER $68,642 153
ASHLAND $69,830 130
ASSABET VALLEY $71,858 101
ATHOL ROYALSTON $62,843 236
AUBURN $61,146 257
AVON $60,160 269
AYER $75,201 55
BARNSTABLE $68,127 160
BEDFORD $78,282 35
BELCHERTOWN $63,046 234
BELLINGHAM $68,328 156
BELMONT $79,489 27
BERKSHIRE HILLS $64,762 209
BERLIN BOYLSTON $66,369 191
BEVERLY $69,535 135
BILLERICA $63,885 220
BLACKSTONE MILLVILLE $61,756 251
BLACKSTONE VALLEY $70,835 119
BLUE HILLS $74,643 61
BOSTON $83,354 13
BOURNE $65,670 202
BOXBOROUGH $77,786 38
BOXFORD $71,559 108
BOYLSTON $72,001 98
BRAINTREE $63,652 224
BREWSTER $72,995 77
BRIDGEWATER RAYNHAM $75,532 52
BRIMFIELD $62,653 239
BRISTOL COUNTY $61,803 249
BRISTOL PLYMOUTH $76,008 47
BROOKFIELD $73,645 70
BROOKLINE $80,485 23
BURLINGTON $84,265 11
CAMBRIDGE $82,076 17
CANTON $72,299 92
CAPE COD $72,495 88
CARLISLE $82,489 16
CARVER $67,111 172
CENTRAL BERKSHIRE $61,022 261
CHATHAM $70,171 126
CHELMSFORD $66,416 190
CHELSEA $63,751 221
CHESTERFIELD GOSHEN$54,499 306
CHICOPEE $64,213 215
CLARKSBURG $52,340 308
CLINTON $72,778 80
COHASSET $71,360 111
CONCORD $83,291 14
CONCORD CARLISLE $89,892 3
CONWAY $52,287 309
DANVERS $71,015 116
DARTMOUTH $66,531 185
DEDHAM $69,546 133
DEERFIELD $55,015 304
DENNIS YARMOUTH $66,620 183
DIGHTON REHOBOTH $63,458 228
DOUGLAS $59,762 276
DOVER $92,765 1
DOVER SHERBORN $88,438 4
DRACUT $68,284 158
DUDLEY CHARLTON $61,110 259
DUXBURY $66,540 184
EAST BRIDGEWATER $72,557 83
EASTHAM $71,920 100
EASTHAMPTON $62,483 243
EAST LONGMEADOW $66,723 178
EASTON $67,837 164
EDGARTOWN $75,025 57
ERVING $56,405 295
ESSEX COUNTY $59,256 277
EVERETT $69,151 143
FAIRHAVEN $60,033 271
FALL RIVER $74,949 58
FALMOUTH $72,191 95
FARMINGTON RIVER$55,175 302
FITCHBURG $69,317 140
FLORIDA $37,580 316
FOXBOROUGH $72,232 94
FRAMINGHAM $73,653 69
FRANKLIN $71,127 114
FRANKLIN COUNTY $62,928 235
FREETOWN $61,405 255
FREETOWN LAKEVILLE $65,728 200
FRONTIER $60,006 273
GARDNER $66,028 195
GATEWAY $59,043 278
GEORGETOWN $61,801 250
GILL MONTAGUE $55,819 297
GLOUCESTER $67,541 166
GRAFTON $63,673 223
GRANVILLE $66,924 175
GREATER FALL RIVER $74,700 60
GREATER LAWRENCE $71,000 117
GREATER LOWELL $75,541 51
GREATER NEW BEDFORD $73,929 66
GREENFIELD $87,172 5
GROTON DUNSTABLE $73,294 74
HADLEY $56,677 293
HALIFAX $68,746 151
HAMILTON WENHAM $75,813 49
HAMPDEN WILBRAHAM $63,491 227
HAMPSHIRE $66,491 186
HANCOCK $61,491 254
HANOVER $68,747 150
HARVARD $79,461 28
HARWICH $67,436 169
HATFIELD $50,028 312
HAVERHILL $66,213 193
HAWLEMONT $49,426 313
HINGHAM $73,081 76
HOLBROOK $60,030 272
HOLLAND $54,590 305
HOLLISTON $71,152 112
HOLYOKE $64,686 210
HOPEDALE $64,378 213
HOPKINTON $74,294 64
HUDSON $70,503 123
HULL $71,967 99
IPSWICH $63,121 233
KING PHILIP $63,716 222
KINGSTON $64,526 211
LAKEVILLE $72,613 82
LAWRENCE $70,949 118
LEE $56,898 292
LEICESTER $69,538 134
LENOX $68,077 161
LEOMINSTER $62,401 245
LEVERETT $59,975 275
LINCOLN $81,963 18
LINCOLN SUDBURY $82,985 15
LITTLETON $77,242 39
LONGMEADOW $64,403 212
LOWELL $76,454 44
LUDLOW $57,485 287
LUNENBURG $70,771 120
LYNN $63,511 226
LYNNFIELD $71,387 110
MALDEN $73,296 73
MANCHESTER ESSEX$66,722 179
MANSFIELD $79,613 26
MARION $81,253 21
MARLBOROUGH $66,443 189
MARSHFIELD $68,434 155
MARTHAS VINEYARD $81,719 19
MASCONOMET $79,292 30
MASHPEE $69,090 145
MATTAPOISETT $69,905 129
MAYNARD $62,008 247
MEDFIELD $71,827 102
MEDWAY $70,009 128
MELROSE $56,666 294
MENDON UPTON $67,073 173
METHUEN $72,473 89
MIDDLEBOROUGH $66,820 177
MIDDLETON $68,140 159
MILFORD $63,956 219
MILLBURY $73,713 68
MILLIS $68,296 157
MILTON $76,233 45
MINUTEMAN $84,562 10
MOHAWK TRAIL $55,664 298
MONSON $61,034 260
MONTACHUSETT $69,255 142
MOUNT GREYLOCK $72,292 93
NAHANT $70,647 121
NANTUCKET $84,927 9
NARRAGANSETT $67,495 168
NASHOBA $69,363 138
NASHOBA VALLEY $70,520 122
NATICK $66,070 194
NAUSET $80,505 22
NEEDHAM $78,328 33
NEW BEDFORD $69,402 136
NEWBURYPORT $72,536 85
NEW SALEM WENDELL $50,102 311
NEWTON $86,560 6
NORFOLK $67,514 167
NORFOLK COUNTY $67,119 171
NORTH ADAMS $66,657 182
NORTHAMPTON $57,173 291
NORTHAMPTON SMITH $58,970 279
NORTH ANDOVER $65,381 203
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH $66,698 180
NORTHBORO SOUTHBORO $86,330 7
NORTHBOROUGH $75,430 53
NORTHBRIDGE $63,123 232
NORTH BROOKFIELD $61,514 252
NORTHEAST METROPOLITAN $76,849 43
NORTHERN BERKSHIRE $67,388 170
NORTH MIDDLESEX $66,462 188
NORTH READING $65,121 204
NORTH SHORE $71,576 107
NORTON $69,812 131
NORWELL $72,499 87
NORWOOD $66,222 192
OAK BLUFFS $78,222 36
OLD COLONY $73,547 71
OLD ROCHESTER $71,701 106
ORANGE $55,663 299
ORLEANS $63,144 231
OXFORD $60,330 267
PALMER $58,531 282
PATHFINDER $60,050 270
PEABODY $73,091 75
PELHAM $62,515 242
PEMBROKE $65,965 198
PENTUCKET $68,692 152
PETERSHAM $44,340 315
PIONEER $57,278 288
PITTSFIELD $58,114 284
PLAINVILLE $65,969 197
PLYMOUTH $61,507 253
PLYMPTON $72,010 97
PROVINCETOWN $58,968 280
QUABBIN $63,270 230
QUABOAG$69,135 144
QUINCY $72,931 78
RALPH C MAHAR $55,131 303
RANDOLPH $69,040 146
READING $64,129 218
REVERE $74,594 62
ROCHESTER $77,806 37
ROCKLAND $73,421 72
ROCKPORT $72,438 90
ROWE $60,796 262
SALEM $68,846 147
SANDWICH $64,939 206
SAUGUS $65,695 201
SAVOY $44,898 314
SCITUATE $74,936 59
SEEKONK $71,023 115
SHARON $69,283 141
SHAWSHEEN VALLEY $77,074 41
SHERBORN $92,381 2
SHIRLEY $54,213 307
SHREWSBURY $72,532 86
SHUTESBURY $57,637 286
SILVER LAKE $79,690 25
SOMERVILLE $80,144 24
SOUTHAMPTON $64,206 216
SOUTHBOROUGH $75,961 48
SOUTHBRIDGE $58,909 281
SOUTHEASTERN $72,557 83
SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE $60,357 266
SOUTHERN WORCESTER $66,864 176
SOUTH HADLEY $64,819 207
SOUTH MIDDLESEX $72,652 81
SOUTH SHORE $72,013 96
SOUTHWICK TOLLAND$57,223 290
SPENCER EAST BROOKFIELD $63,382 229
SPRINGFIELD $58,503 283
STONEHAM $61,959 248
STOUGHTON $69,366 137
STURBRIDGE $67,781 165
SUDBURY $64,999 205
SUNDERLAND $62,552 241
SUTTON $68,529 154
SWAMPSCOTT $69,684 132
SWANSEA $61,142 258
TANTASQUA $79,308 29
TAUNTON $74,147 65
TEWKSBURY $70,175 125
TISBURY $78,323 34
TOPSFIELD $67,057 174
TRI COUNTY $76,025 46
TRITON $71,739 104
TRURO $61,180 256
TYNGSBOROUGH $64,795 208
UPISLAND$78,540 32
UPPER CAPE COD $71,808 103
UXBRIDGE $68,804 148
WACHUSETT $62,723 238
WAKEFIELD $63,623 225
WALES $64,310 214
WALPOLE $66,024 196
WALTHAM $67,907 162
WARE $56,397 296
WAREHAM $60,003 274
WATERTOWN $71,129 113
WAYLAND $84,238 12
WEBSTER $62,586 240
WELLESLEY $78,731 31
WELLFLEET $62,809 237
WESTBOROUGH $75,090 56
WEST BOYLSTON $74,304 63
WEST BRIDGEWATER $50,616 310
WESTFIELD $60,626 264
WESTFORD $69,319 139
WESTHAMPTON $57,816 285
WESTON $81,619 20
WESTPORT $62,026 246
WEST SPRINGFIELD $62,477 244
WESTWOOD $72,827 79
WEYMOUTH $71,418 109
WHATELY $55,388 300
WHITMAN HANSON $71,732 105
WHITTIER $76,971 42
WILLIAMSBURG $60,469 265
WILMINGTON $64,169 217
WINCHENDON $68,762 149
WINCHESTER $70,128 127
WINTHROP $60,257 268
WOBURN$66,669 181
WORCESTER $86,005 8
WRENTHAM $67,894 163
SOURCE: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education