At Legacy, we know that our teachers play a critical role in our students’ success. Legacy teachers do more than just teach — they change lives — and it is important that we recognize their value and contributions in shaping the bright futures of our children.
In June 2018, Legacy’s Arizona board made the commitment to increase all teacher salaries by 10 percent for the 2018-2019 academic year, and by five percent for the 2019-2020 academic year.
As a result, returning teachers received a five percent increase in salary for 2019-2020 based on their 2017-18 salary, and new teachers received a five percent increase to the base salary for 2019-2020.
|Average salary of returning teachers employed in budget year 2020||$53,726|
|Average salary of returning teachers employed in prior year 2019||$51,154|
|Average increase from previous year||$2,572|
Year-to-year changes in the level of teacher experience and education in the Legacy teacher population affect the average salary.
As an example, a teacher with 10 years of experience and a master’s degree may leave a school and be replaced the following year with a teacher who has four years of experience and a bachelor’s degree. This substantial difference in years of experience and education would lower the school’s average teacher salary.
When all teacher salaries are looked at in the aggregate and compared from year-to-year, the increase in the average salary for all teachers will differ from the percentage increase given to each individual teacher. Therefore, the average percentage increase for all teacher salaries from 2018-2019 to 2019-2020 differs from five percent.
|Average salary of all teachers employed in budget year 2020||$52,156|
|Average salary of all teachers employed in prior year 2019||$50,040|
|Average change from previous year||$2,116|