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Shawnee Mission leads in teacher salaries

April 30, 2010


— Shawnee Mission schools in eastern Kansas lead the state in teacher pay, as they have for at least six years.

A new report from the Kansas State Department of Education said Shawnee Mission schools paid its teachers an average of $66,806 this year. That’s $5,673 more than the No. 2 district, which is also in Johnson County. Blue Valley schools pay their teachers an average of $61,133.

The Hutchinson News reports that the Grinnell schools in Gove County had the lowest average at $34,406 for its 13 full-time-equivalent teachers.

Statewide, teachers are earning an average of $53,041, or 0.62 percent more than last year.

But compensation decreased in 110 districts, was unchanged in two and increased in 180 districts. Increases were less than 1 percent in 45 districts.


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