Teacher salaries recover from budget cut


More than 90 percent of Texas teachers received a pay raise for the 2013-2014 school year. This is the second time they see an increase in their salaries since the 2011 budget cuts.

According to a report by the Texas Association of School Boards and Texas Association of School Administrators, the average Texas teacher salary saw a nearly 3 percent increase, climbing to $50,166 compared to the average of $48,375 in 2012-2013. In 2011 salaries fell 0.5 percent when district concerns about school funding cuts dragged average pay increases to the lowest level in more than 10 years.

Highlights of the study are available online here.

The salary survey is the second in a series of four studies that is aimed at forming a definitive study of compensation and benefits practices in Texas.

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