Few get into education for the money. But teachers in the following school systems are probably pleased to know they pull in the highest salaries in the state.
The list of system-by-system teacher salaries was compiled by the Boston Business Journal, using state data from 2013. You can, and should, check out its complete searchable database, which will let you find out where your town ranks.
Click on through to see the top teacher wages in the state by school system—and a bonus slide showing who comes up last.
10. Martha’s Vineyard
Average salary: $87,725
Total teachers: 74
Average salary: $88,021
Total teachers: 70
Note: The regional vocational school accepts students from Acton, Arlington, Belmont, Bolton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Lincoln, Needham, Stow, Sudbury, Wayland, and Weston.
Average salary: $89,099
Total teachers: 199
Average salary: $89,171
Total teachers: 156
Average salary: $89,489
Total teachers: 76
Average salary: $89,600
Total teachers: 97
Note: According to the BBJ’s data, the Sherborn School System employees 33 teachers at an average salary of $91,848.
Average salary: $91,504
Total teachers: 1,581
Average salary: $91,848
Total teachers: 33
Note: The Dover and Sherborn systems regionalize at middle school, which is why Sherborn shows up in both places on this list.
Average salary: $94,087
Total teachers: 119
Average salary: $95,947
Total teachers: 90
Note: Concord-Carlisle regionalizes for grades 9-12, which is why the Concord system is also listed separately.
So. Who’s last? Click through to the final slide to see the lowest-paying system in the state.
Ranked last (328): Florida, Mass.
The small town of Florida, way out west, employs 11 teachers, paying each $35,497 per year. It is the only system in the state whose average teacher is paid less than $50,000 annually. The town’s one school serves students from K-8, until they are sent to high schools in nearby North Adams.
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