Data: Starting teacher pay in Houston-area school districts rises 4.6% for 2019-20

Starting teacher pay across the Houston area is up due to state House Bill 3.

Starting teacher pay across the Houston area is up due to state House Bill 3.

As school districts apply House Bill 3 funding toward teacher raises, the average starting pay increased over $2,400, or about 4.6%, over 2018 salaries, with an average salary of about $55,700 among a selection of Houston-area districts.

Starting pay is just one way to look at pay scales across districts. Some offer higher step increases after five years, lower health care premiums and other benefits.

Magnolia ISD will not be discussing its budget until late July or August. Tomball ISD has approved a salary increase of about 2%, but the district has not formally released how that affects starting teacher salary.

Here is where Houston-area school districts fall based on recently approved budgets. This article and the data below will be updated as information becomes available.

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By Matt Dulin

Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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