Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It's just not enough

After comparing teacher salaries in Oakland and Chicago in the previous post, I thought I'd pull up some data about the teacher salaries of other school districts in Alameda County.*


OUSD is eighth (out of 11) in what they pay new teachers. They are dead last in what they give for top and average pay. This district will have to do better if it wants to attract and retain people who want to be teachers.


I'm now inspired to deliver treats to my daughter's teachers next week. It's not much, but it's the least I can do. By the way, they deserve a raise, too.


School District

Lowest offered

Highest offered

Average paid

Oakland

$38,778

$69,714

$53,869

Berkeley

$35,842

$74,502

$60,004

San Lorenzo

$36,112

$86,962

$63,395

Emery

$37,252

$71,183

$59,201

State average

$38,891

$78,167

$63,323

Alameda

$39,871

$76,028

$61,018

Albany

$41,517

$81,507

$62,270

Castro Valley

$42,013

$83,277

$61,984

Piedmont

$42,116

$81,937

$67,402

San Leandro

$47,925

$88,406

$68,989

Hayward

$51,324

$85,496

$70,433

Fremont

$52,478

$95,576

$72,528


By the way, San Francisco Unified salaries start at $38, 616 and top at $76,483. Their average is $58,151. San Jose Unified starts at $42,584 and tops at $85,510. Their average is $65, 633.


*On 1/13/09, only 2006-07 figures were available from Ed-Data.

1 comment:

MisterWriter said...

A sad reflection of the insignificance bureaucracy assigns teachers. Worse is the end result of these multi billion dollar edu programs that seem to inspire mediocrity and complacency. Good for you for pointing it out.