How much do teachers in your Texas school district make?


Between the 2017-18 and 2021-22 school years, Texas lost about 2,000 full-time teachers.

To help resolve the crisis, Texas and local school districts have raised teacher salaries. Statewide, salaries for new teachers increased nearly 9%, from $49,240 in 2017-18 to $53,622 in 2021-22. In Houston, a typical full-time teacher earns $64,711, up from $58,721 in 2017-18. The 2022-23 school year saw starting salaries increase even further.

But each school handles the situation differently.

Data from the Texas Education Agency shows that grade level has an impact on average salary. Secondary and middle school teachers tend to earn more money than elementary school teachers.

Also, the more experience a teacher has, the more money they earn. On average, Pearland ISD pays its most experienced teachers nearly $80,000.

Galveston ISD increased the average total salary of educators by about $10,000. But other Houston-area schools are still paying their teachers more money.

As the Chronicle continues to write stories based on this data, we want you to explore the numbers for yourself. We pre-processed the information we received from TEA to make it easier to search by grade level (elementary, middle, and high school), teacher tenure (beginning, 1-5, 6-10 ages, 11-15, 16-20, and 20+) and individual school districts across Texas over the years.

Use the tables on this page to ask and answer your own questions.

Note: The salary data we receive from TEA is at the individual teacher level and is only available after the end of the school year. This data has not been adjusted for inflation and does not include special education teachers, substitute teachers, teachers who have worked in multiple schools or school districts in the same year, and teachers who have not worked full time.


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