2019-20 salaries for teachers in Florida averaged $49,102

The Center Square
May 27, 2021

Teachers and supporters march Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, during the Florida Education Association’s “Take on Tallahassee” rally at the Old Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Phil Sears / AP

(The Center Square) – Teacher pay in Florida averaged $49,102 for the 2019-2020 school year, the third lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data released last month by the National Education Association (NEA).

The average teacher salary in Florida in 2019-20 was 1.63 percent more than it was the previous year, the NEA data shows. In 2018-19, public school teacher salaries in the state averaged $48,314.

Nationwide, the average public school teacher’s pay during the 2019-20 school year stood at $64,133, the NEA reported. And the U.S. average increase in teacher pay between 2018-19 and 2019-20 was 2.9 percent, the study found.

For the current school year, the NEA projects that the average public school teacher salary will rise by an additional 1.5 percent, to $65,090.



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