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North Allegheny Teacher Salaries 4th Highest for Region

ittsburgh Business Times

There is a wide disparity in public school teacher pay between public school districts, both statewide and in the Pittsburgh region. Ten school districts have average classroom teacher salaries topping $70,000, while six of the region’s 104 districts have average salaries of less than $50,000.

Click for Slideshow – How Pittsburgh-region districts pay their teachers

The highest-paying school district for classroom teachers — Montour School District at $80,721 — pays 72 percent more than the lowest-paying district — Western Beaver County School District at $46,823.

The Business Times analyzed salary data submitted by the districts to the state for the 2012-13 school year. In many cases, the data as submitted contained duplicate entries for the same teacher. These were removed before analysis. Any teacher with a reported salary of zero was also excluded. The state database includes administrators and nonclassroom instructors. Only employees classified as classroom teachers at one of the region’s 105 public school districts are included in the data analysis. Figures are for pay only and do not include various benefits.

Several of the highest-paying school districts also are among the wealthiest, based on the percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. Four of the top 10 paying districts — North Allegheny, Quaker Valley, Hampton Township and Mt. Lebanon school districts — are among the top 10 in this category. Five of the top 10 paying districts rank in the top 10 in our annual Honor Roll Rank of the highest-scoring districts on state standardized tests. They are North Allegheny, Fox Chapel Area, Quaker Valley, Hampton Township and Mt. Lebanon.

In general, districts with the highest salaries also had higher-than-average years of experience for their teachers. Nine of the 21 districts with average salaries of $65,000-plus were among the 20 districts with the longest tenure. However, there were several exceptions, including Western Beaver County School District, which has the teachers with the sixth-longest tenure despite having the lowest average salaries.

Numerous factors can contribute to the average teacher salary in a district, including starting salaries, whether a large share of a district’s teachers hold advanced degrees, tenure and whether a district has recently conducted an early retirement program.

AccessMcCandless.com Addendum – Below is a list of average salaries for North Allegheny School District Staff.
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Pittsburgh Business Times

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