Idaho Teacher Salaries Took A Dip In 2014

Mar 25, 2015

Idaho teacher salaries were on average $200 less last year.
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The average teacher pay in Idaho dropped by more than $200 from 2012-13 to 2013-14 — a decrease that the state’s teachers’ union can’t explain.

On average, only two states pay their teachers less than Idaho.

A March 10 hearing on a teacher career ladder bill drew dozens of teachers to the Statehouse to testify. A new version of the bill passed the House Monday.

But meanwhile, pay appeared to increase for Idaho “instructional staff,” including counselors, principals and curriculum specialists.

These mixed results came from a National Education Association study released this month. And the news comes as Idaho legislators and education policymakers continue debating a $125.5 million plan to increase teacher pay.

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