Average Teacher Salaries

Every teacher at an Arizona Legacy Traditional School received a 5% salary increase for the 2020-2021 academic year, based on their 2017-18 salary.

 

Legacy Teachers Change Lives

At Legacy, we know that our teachers play a critical role in our students’ success. Legacy teachers do more than just teach — they change lives — and it is important that we recognize their value and contributions in shaping the bright futures of our children.

In December 2019, Legacy’s board approved a 5% base salary increase for 2020-21 for all Legacy teachers based on their 2017-2018 base salary. Accordingly, all Legacy teachers will receive a 5% increase for 2020-21 based on their 2017-2018 base salary. The average percentage increase differs from 5% due to changes in teaching staff, resulting in varying salary levels based on new teacher recruitment and each individual’s years of experience and degrees.

Returning Teacher Salaries

Average salary of returning teachers employed in budget year 2021 $56,559
Average salary of returning teachers employed in prior year 2020 $54,833
Average increase from previous year $1,726
Percentage increase 3%

Understanding the Dynamics of Calculating Average Salary for All Teachers

Year-to-year changes in the level of teacher experience and education in the Legacy teacher population affect the average salary.

As an example, a teacher with 10 years of experience and a master’s degree may leave a school and be replaced the following year with a teacher who has four years of experience and a bachelor’s degree. This substantial difference in years of experience and education would lower the school’s average teacher salary.

When all teacher salaries are looked at in the aggregate and compared from year-to-year, the increase in the average salary for all teachers will differ from the percentage increase given to each individual teacher.

Average Teacher Salary (A.R.S. §15-189.05), as added by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §3
Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2021 $55,648
Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2020 $54,599
Average change from previous year $1,049
Percentage change 2%