The average salary for Ohio public-school teachers rose by about 12 percent over the past five years, reaching $56,715 for the 2010-11 school year.
Nationally, private-sector workers saw a 13 percent increase in salary over the same period, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Inflation — the prices we pay for consumer goods — rose 11 percent during that time, according to the BLS.
About this map: This map shows how much the average Ohio teacher salary changed from 2005 to 2010 by district. Red represents pay cuts, while darker greens represent higher salary increases. Click a district to see information about its salaries.
Districts with the largest increases in average salary include:
- Urbana City, an urban, high-poverty district northeast of Dayton (up 42 percent to $62,482),
- Bellbrook-Sugarcreek, a Dayton suburban district (up 42 percent to $66,075), and
- Cardington-Lincoln, a small rural district north of Columbus (up 32 percent to $53,166)