Definitions: The average salary of a public school classroom teacher for a school year, including extra compensation.
Figures exclude school district teachers reported in sabbatical leave status and all post-secondary, 3rd-party, or contract services staff members. ROTC, Rehires, and Salary Reductions are included in these figures. Note that variations in salary averages over time and among parishes can be due to a variety of factors, including differences in the education levels of teachers, differing years of experience, and different pay scales. Two parishes with the same exact pay scale could have very different salary averages if one parish had a large portion of experienced teachers with Master's degrees, while the other parish mostly employed recent college graduates without Master's degrees.
Data Source: Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Planning, Analysis, and Information Resources: End-of-Year School Year Profile of Educational Personnel reports
All dollar amounts were converted by Agenda for Children into 2011 dollars using the Consumer Price Index.
For data prior to the 2007-2008 school year, parish-level data reflects data only for schools operated by the local parish school board and any city school districts operating within the parish's boundaries. Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, parish-level data also includes data for any lab schools, charter schools and Recovery District schools within a parish's boundaries. Data for the following schools and school systems are not reflected in any parish's data, but are included in the statewide total data: Special School District #1, Louisiana School For Math,Science & the Arts, Louisiana School for the Deaf, Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired, Louisiana Special Education Center, and Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice.