Jul 29, 2014

Melrose Teachers Paid Less Than Peers

A new report ranks Massachusetts districts’ average salaries.

Melrose Teachers Paid Less Than Peers

The average teacher salary in the Melrose Public Schools was $53,569 in 2013, according to a new report by Boston Business Journal.

In the report, Melrose’s average salary ranks 318th of the 328 Massachusetts districts listed. Melrose’s average salary was also about $15,000 less than the state median of $69,000.

Concord-Carlisle had the highest average salary at $95,947, while Florida, a small community in western Massachusetts, had the lowest at $35,497.

According to the Boston Business Journal’s Craig Douglas, “There's really not much consistency among local towns and cities when it comes to teacher salaries and employment. Some communities are spending more than ever, while others are below where they were before the last recession. Many school districts have seen average teacher pay jump in recent years, while others have made cuts.”

The highest and lowest average teacher salaries in Massachusetts:

    1. Concord-Carlisle, $95,947
    2. Lincoln-Sudbury, 94,087
    3. Sherborn, $91,848
    4. Worcester, $91,504
    5. Dover-Sherborn, $89,600
    Median: $69,000
    318. Melrose, $53,569
    326. New Salem-Wendell, $50,899
    327. Petersham, $50,462
    328. Florida, $35,497
    Read the full report >>

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