Oregon Teacher Salary Information
When deciding where to begin a career as a teacher, it is important to take into consideration such benefits as compensation for more than merely material reasons. States who take care of their educators consistently well are states that are competent in managing their budget and also have leaders who recognize security for tomorrow begins in today's classroom.
One example of Oregon's devotion to proper state maintenance is the "Common School Fund". The following is from a Oregon Department of Education:
"Salem - The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) distributed $24,273,300 in earnings from the Common School Fund to Oregon’s 198 K-12 public school districts.
“Common School Funds make a difference for Oregon’s school districts. Every dollar helps in the effort to ensure that all students in Oregon are successful,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Susan Castillo.
You can also greatly increase your earning potential as an Oregon Teacher if you acquire an advanced degree such as a Master's degree or a Doctorate degree.
Here are average annual starting teacher salaries from the National Education Association, 2013, and median annual teacher salaries by grade level, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-15 Occupational Outlook Handbook:
|Type of Teacher||Average or Median Annual Salary|
|Starting Teacher (Average)||$33,549|
|Preschool Teacher (Median)||$23,170|
|Kindergarten Teacher (Median)||$52,000|
|Elementary School Teacher (Median)||$55,880|
|Middle School Teacher (Median)||$55,380|
|High School Teacher (Median)||$55,350|
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