Public school classroom teacher salary averages (in 2018 dollars)

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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 not 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

Footnotes: All dollar amounts were converted by Agenda for Children into 2018 dollars using the Consumer Price Index.

NA - indicates that data was not available. Most commonly, this occurs because the school district was not operational during the reporting year.