Absolute salary scale differences (district A pays more than district B for a teacher with the same years of experience and level of education)
Difference in experience/education levels (districts with more experienced and more highly educated teachers will have higher average salaries, all other factors being the same) For certain comparisons I have normalized out the difference in experience/education levels in order to isolate the absolute salary scale differences. These data sets are called "normalized salaries". I pulled data for the ~500 public school districts ("LEAs") and excluded charter schools, intermediate units, and other non-standard entities. Average Salary, by School District In my prior post, we saw that classroom teachers in UCF earn, on average, $75,510. The state average, shown in the chart below, is $64,084. So UCF pays 18% more than the average PA school district, which places UCF at the 91st percentile (44th of 499) for average pay.
UCF teacher salaries place our district in the top 9% of all districts in Pennsylvania.
After normalizing for step/lane mix differences, UCF pays in the top 5%, and 21% above the average district in Pennsylvania.
Among Chester County districts, UCF salaries are in the top quartile.
When compared against a peer group of the 25 top performing districts, UCF pay is in the top third.
Our teachers have less experience than state averages, but hold more advanced degrees.Key Takeaways:
Teachers at UCF are well-paid compared to state, county, and other top performing districts
On teachers are younger-in-the-profession and better-educated than average