Does your child's teacher get paid enough? The salary spectrum for teachers in the Valley is quite broad.
According to the Arizona Auditor General, teachers in the Phoenix Union High School District had the highest average teacher salary in the Valley for fiscal year 2015, at $60,834.
On the other end of the spectrum, Riverside Elementary District averaged teacher salaries at $37,317, marking a notable difference with Phoenix Union to the tune of about $23,000.
Click on each bubble in the map below to see what each Valley school district is paying their teachers, on average. (To view the map in fullscreen, click here)
These statistics and more are broken down in the Arizona Auditor General's fiscal year 2015 budget, which was published at the beginning of the month.
Here are the five school districts averaging the highest pay for teachers in the Valley:
- Phoenix Union High School District - $60,834
- Alhambra Elementary District - $59,906
- Arlington Elementary District - $57,943
- Wilson Elementary District - $56,027
- Sentinel Elementary District - $55,666
Here are the five school districts averaging the lowest pay for teachers in the Valley:
- Riverside Elementary District - $37,317
- Buckeye Elementary District - $38,586
- Phoenix Elementary District - $38,771
- Washington Elementary School District - $39,547
- Tempe School District - $39,943
It should be noted that both high schools and elementary schools are included in this list and some districts only include either high schools or elementary schools.
The Auditor General's data also shows the ratio of students to a teacher in every district.
Take a look at the map below to see which districts have the highest or lowest student-to-teacher ratio. (For a fullscreen view, click here)