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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Florida's teachers salaries falling fast

In Jacksonville it would take a teachers with a bachelors degree 18 years to make the average. -cpg

From the St. Petersburg Times Gradebook

Florida teacher salaries fall to No. 37, and appear to be sinking fast
Florida teacher salaries continue to fall relative to other states. For 2009-10, Florida fell to No. 37 among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to the latest Rankings & Estimates report from the National Education Association, released this morning.

Florida's average teacher salary last year: $46,708. The national average: $55,202.

Projections show Florida's ranking continuing to fall, and fast.

Florida's estimated average teacher salary for 2010-11, according to the NEA, puts it at No. 47, ahead of only Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Utah.

Florida was No. 28 in 2006-07, No. 29 in 2007-08, No. 34 in 2008-09.

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