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Teacher Salary Report Part B

April 12, 2016

Prepared for THE HOUSE INTERIM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND THE SENATE INTERIM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 2015-16 Adequacy Study

BUREAU OF LEGISLATIVE RESEARCH One Capitol Mall, 5TH Floor | Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201 | (501) 682-1937

CONTENTS Introduction .............................................................................................................................. 1 Teacher Salary Disparity Within Arkansas ............................................................................. 2 Minimum Salary ..................................................................................................................... 2 Average Salary ...................................................................................................................... 6 Average Pay for Other Professions .......................................................................................10 Teachers Teaching Out of Area .............................................................................................10 Waivers for Teachers Teaching Out of Area for More Than 30 Days 2014-15 .......................11 Additional Information ............................................................................................................12 National Education Association Average Teacher Salary Calculation ....................................12 Arkansas Department of Education Average Teacher Salary Calculation ..............................13 Appendix – Additional Survey Comments on Compensation..............................................14

Bureau of Legislative Research Project Number 16-001-32B

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INTRODUCTION Responses to the following questions have been prepared in partial fulfillment of the requirements of Act 57 of the Second Extraordinary Session of 2003.

Part A 1. How do Arkansas teacher salaries compare with surrounding states and states of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)? 2. How have the average teacher salaries changed in Arkansas compared with surrounding states and states in the SREB from 2013-2014 to 2014-2015? 3. How does the cost of living in Arkansas and surrounding states affect the value of Arkansas teacher salaries?

Part B 4. Has the disparity in teacher salaries within Arkansas increased or decreased in FY 2014-15? 5. How do teacher salaries in Arkansas compare with the salaries in other professions with similar educational requirements? 6. What instructional areas have the largest number of teachers teaching out of area in Arkansas?

This portion – Part B – of the Teacher Salary Report will address questions 4, 5, and 6 reflected above. Due to an unexpected delay of a publication from the National Education Association (NEA), the remaining questions will be addressed in Part A at a later date.

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TEACHER SALARY DISPARITY WITHIN ARKANSAS Has the disparity in teacher salaries within Arkansas increased or decreased in FY 20142015? MINIMUM SALARY As set forth in A.C.A. § 6-17-2403, the minimum teacher salary in the state of Arkansas during the 2014-15 school year was $29,444. This minimum level of compensation went into effect in FY 2009 and was amended during the 2015 legislative session. The amended schedules provide the following two-year phase-in of minimum salaries: Effective in School Year 2015-2016 2016-2017

Phase-in Minimum Salary $30,122 $31,000

The lowest beginning salary paid in 2011-2012 was $29,244 and the lowest minimum salary in 2014-2015 remained $29,244. There are five districts with $29,244 as their minimum hiring salary. Top 5 Beginning Salary Range (5 Districts): Lowest 5 Beginning Salary Range (9 Districts):

$41,310 - $46,500 $29,244 - $29,470

The table below reports the highest and lowest school district starting salaries over the last six school years. The black boxes in the chart below demonstrate the difference between the highest and lowest minimum/starting salary for each year reported.

District Minimum/Starting Salary

$50,000 $45,000 $40,000

$46,500

$17,256

$29,244

$45,820

$16,576

$29,244

$44,570

$43,320

$15,326

$29,244

$10,000

$14,076

$29,244

$15,000

$43,222

$20,000

$29,244

$25,000

$13,978

$29,244

$30,000

$13,763 $43,007

$35,000

$5,000 $2009-10 Highest MIN Salary

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Difference between Highest and Lowest MIN Salary

Lowest MIN Salary

Data Source: ADE Salary Schedules Posted to District Websites in Accordance with A.C.A. §6-17-201 and §6-17-2301 http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/fiscal-and-administrative-services/publication-andreports/report_categories/salary-reports

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2014-15 Minimum Salary Rank by School District

The districts are listed by rank on page 4 and in alphabetical order on page 5.

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2014-15 Minimum Teacher Salary by Rank Rank District

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59

Springdale Rogers Bentonville West Memphis Fayetteville Gravette Cabot Greenwood Riverview Searcy Lakeside Pea Ridge Siloam Sprgs Conway Marion Bauxite Alma Greenbrier Hot Springs Farmington Fountain Lake Beebe Barton-Lexa Harmony Gr DeQueen Lake Hamilton Magnolia Jonesboro Van Buren Russellville White Hall Fort Smith Bryant Prairie Grove Wynne Clarksville Forrest City Vilonia Nashville Nettleton Brookland Watson Chapel Marvell-Elaine Bald Knob Benton Helena W.Helena Mccrory Dardanelle Ozark Lincoln Texarkana Charleston Eureka Springs Sheridan Dewitt Valley View Hackett Pottsville Rose Bud

Min. Rank District $46,500 $44,250 $44,147 $41,500 $41,310 $40,800 $40,575 $40,341 $40,250 $40,100 $40,013 $40,000 $39,500 $39,483 $39,305 $39,000 $38,800 $38,800 $38,749 $38,500 $38,255 $38,250 $38,246 $38,200 $38,200 $38,050 $37,700 $37,600 $37,600 $37,550 $37,500 $37,500 $37,380 $37,188 $37,000 $37,000 $36,832 $36,745 $36,600 $36,524 $36,521 $36,500 $36,500 $36,500 $36,425 $36,246 $36,200 $36,108 $36,036 $36,000 $35,958 $35,850 $35,750 $35,750 $35,535 $35,510 $35,350 $35,270 $35,250

60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118

Little Rock Gosnell Huntsville West Fork Lamar Mountain Home North Little Rock Stuttgart Gentry Salem Lakeside/Chic Malvern Pocahontas Osceola Jessieville Camden Fv EmersonTaylorBrad White Co. Ctrl Berryville Waldron Mt Vernon-Enola El Dorado Booneville Lavaca Manila Elkins Lonoke Horatio Harrison Mayflower Bay Greene Cty Tech Dover Paris Mena Dollarway Poyen Greenland Earle Lee County South Side Pangburn Blytheville Pine Bluff Gurdon Riverside Guy-Perkins Highland Green Forrest Buffalo Island Glen Rose Trumann Marmaduke Melbourne Izard County So Conway Cty Atkins Pulaski CSSD Rivercrest

Min. Rank District $35,232 $35,187 $35,073 $35,007 $34,977 $34,905 $34,510 $34,320 $34,300 $34,250 $34,244 $34,174 $34,100 $34,065 $34,030 $34,022 $34,000 $34,000 $33,750 $33,550 $33,500 $33,500 $33,475 $33,450 $33,374 $33,301 $33,300 $33,300 $33,280 $33,273 $33,254 $33,250 $33,207 $33,200 $33,100 $33,075 $33,050 $33,008 $33,000 $33,000 $33,000 $33,000 $32,961 $32,900 $32,621 $32,577 $32,500 $32,500 $32,450 $32,350 $32,320 $32,310 $32,300 $32,300 $32,300 $32,260 $32,236 $32,175 $32,105 Page

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Yellville-Summitt Harmony Grove Hampton Genoa Ctrl Star City Bergman Hamburg Quitman Westside Monticello Viola Armorel Westside/Craig Spring Hill Bismarck Foreman Paragould Cedarville Ouachita Parkers Chapel Scranton Sloan-Hendrix Magazine County Line Decatur Two Rivers Heber Springs Hope Alpena Concord Mountainburg Cross Cty Drew Central Magnet Cv Lafayette County Flippin East Poinsett Smackover-Norphlet Junction City Westside/John Danville Rector Dierks Piggott Calico Rock Marked Tree Hector Bradford Southside/Ind McGehee Arkadelphia Brinkley Ashdown Cleveland Cty Valley Springs Fouke Hoxie Warren Batesville

Min. Rank District $32,100 $32,100 $32,049 $32,025 $32,014 $32,002 $32,000 $32,000 $32,000 $32,000 $32,000 $32,000 $31,995 $31,966 $31,940 $31,844 $31,840 $31,800 $31,750 $31,704 $31,700 $31,611 $31,608 $31,606 $31,600 $31,600 $31,550 $31,525 $31,500 $31,500 $31,500 $31,500 $31,500 $31,500 $31,500 $31,500 $31,500 $31,500 $31,470 $31,440 $31,400 $31,305 $31,270 $31,260 $31,250 $31,250 $31,250 $31,250 $31,235 $31,225 $31,204 $31,200 $31,190 $31,136 $31,126 $31,050 $31,038 $31,010 $31,001

178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236

Crossett Midland Cedar Ridge Searcy Cty England Cotter Palestine-Wheatley Mansfield Norfork Lawrence Cty Clarendon Perryville Hughes Clinton Prescott Nemo Vista Newport Western Yell Cty Corning Carlisle Cave City Jasper Harrisburg Bearden Jackson Cty Mount Ida Hillcrest Mountain View Wonderview Shirley Mammoth Sprg Omaha Lead Hill Woodlawn Fordyce Dumas Cutter-Morning Star Mountain Pine Caddo Hills Centerpoint Hazen Hermitage Maynard Ozark Mountain Dermott Des Arc Cossatot Rvr Ouachita Rvr So. Pike Cty Kirby Blevins Hartford East End Strong-Huttig Mulberry PV Mineral Sprgs Nevada Cty Deer/Mt.Judea Augusta

Min. $31,000 $31,000 $31,000 $31,000 $30,996 $30,983 $30,951 $30,939 $30,900 $30,900 $30,760 $30,748 $30,744 $30,744 $30,547 $30,530 $30,500 $30,500 $30,471 $30,450 $30,436 $30,415 $30,400 $30,350 $30,255 $30,250 $30,127 $30,122 $30,121 $30,121 $30,016 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $29,971 $29,955 $29,833 $29,745 $29,650 $29,625 $29,623 $29,544 $29,537 $29,470 $29,350 $29,266 $29,250 $29,244 $29,244 $29,244 $29,244 $29,244

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2014-15 Minimum Teacher Salary by District Rank District 17 Alma 147 Alpena 169 Arkadelphia 125 Armorel 171 Ashdown 116 Atkins 232 Augusta 44 Bald Knob 23 Barton-Lexa 177 Batesville 16 Bauxite 90 Bay 201 Bearden 22 Beebe 45 Benton 3 Bentonville 124 Bergman 78 Berryville 133 Bismarck 228 Blevins 102 Blytheville 82 Booneville 163 Bradford 170 Brinkley 41 Brookland 33 Bryant 109 Buffalo Island 7 Cabot 209 Caddo Hills 164 Calico Rock 75 Camden Fv 197 Carlisle 198 Cave City 178 Cedar Ridge 136 Cedarville 210 Centerpoint 52 Charleston 188 Clarendon 35 Clarksville 172 Cleveland Cty 191 Clinton 148 Concord 14 Conway 196 Corning 224 Cossatot Rvr 183 Cotter 142 County Line 149 Cross Cty 179 Crossett 211 Cutter-Morning Star 159 Danville 48 Dardanelle 143 Decatur 233 Deer/Mt.Judea 24 DeQueen 222 Dermott 223 Des Arc 55 Dewitt

Min.Sal. $38,800 $31,500 $31,204 $32,000 $31,190 $32,236 $29,244 $36,500 $38,246 $31,001 $39,000 $33,254 $30,350 $38,250 $36,425 $44,147 $32,002 $33,750 $31,940 $29,470 $32,961 $33,475 $31,250 $31,200 $36,521 $37,380 $32,350 $40,575 $30,000 $31,250 $34,022 $30,450 $30,436 $31,000 $31,800 $30,000 $35,850 $30,760 $37,000 $31,136 $30,744 $31,500 $39,483 $30,471 $29,625 $30,983 $31,606 $31,500 $31,000 $30,000 $31,400 $36,108 $31,600 $29,244 $38,200 $29,745 $29,650 $35,535

Rank District 95 Dollarway 92 Dover 150 Drew Central 212 Dumas 98 Earle 230 East End 151 East Poinsett 81 El Dorado 85 Elkins 76 Emerson-Taylor-Brad 182 England 53 Eureka Springs 20 Farmington 5 Fayetteville 152 Flippin 213 Fordyce 134 Foreman 37 Forrest City 174 Fort Smith 21 Fouke 31 Fountain Lake 122 Genoa Ctrl 68 Gentry 110 Glen Rose 61 Gosnell 6 Gravette 108 Green Forrest 18 Greenbrier 91 Greene Cty Tech 97 Greenland 8 Greenwood 104 Gurdon 106 Guy-Perkins 57 Hackett 126 Hamburg 121 Hampton 25 Harmony Gr 119 Harmony Grove 200 Harrisburg 88 Harrison 229 Hartford 214 Hazen 145 Heber Springs 165 Hector 46 Helena W.Helena 219 Hermitage 107 Highland 204 Hillcrest 146 Hope 87 Horatio 19 Hot Springs 175 Hoxie 190 Hughes 62 Huntsville 112 Izard County 202 Jackson Cty 199 Jasper 74 Jessieville

Min.Sal. $33,075 $33,207 $31,500 $30,000 $33,000 $29,266 $31,500 $33,500 $33,301 $34,000 $30,996 $35,750 $38,500 $41,310 $31,500 $30,000 $31,844 $36,832 $37,500 $31,050 $38,255 $32,025 $34,300 $32,320 $35,187 $40,800 $32,450 $38,800 $33,250 $33,008 $40,341 $32,621 $32,500 $35,350 $32,000 $32,049 $38,200 $32,100 $30,400 $33,280 $29,350 $30,000 $31,550 $31,250 $36,246 $29,971 $32,500 $30,127 $31,525 $33,300 $38,749 $31,038 $30,744 $35,073 $32,300 $30,255 $30,415 $34,030

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Rank District 157 Junction City 227 Kirby 153 Lafayette County 26 Lake Hamilton 11 Lakeside 70 Lakeside/Chico 64 Lamar 83 Lavaca 187 Lawrence Cty 215 Lead Hill 99 Lee County 50 Lincoln 86 Little Rock 60 Lonoke 141 Magazine 154 Magnet Cv 27 Magnolia 71 Malvern 208 Mammoth Sprg 84 Manila 185 Mansfield 15 Marion 166 Marked Tree 113 Marmaduke 42 Marvell-Elaine 89 Mayflower 220 Maynard 47 Mccrory 168 McGehee 114 Melbourne 94 Mena 180 Midland 235 Mineral Sprgs 127 Monticello 203 Mount Ida 65 Mountain Home 205 Mountain Pine 155 Mountain View 216 Mountainburg 80 Mt Vernon-Enola 236 Mulberry PV 39 Nashville 193 Nemo Vista 40 Nettleton 234 Nevada Cty 194 Newport 66 Norfork 186 North Little Rock 217 Omaha 73 Osceola 137 Ouachita 225 Ouachita Rvr 49 Ozark 221 Ozark Mountain 184 Palestine-Whtly 100 Pangburn 135 Paragould 93 Paris

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Min.Sal. $31,470 $29,537 $31,500 $38,050 $40,013 $34,244 $34,977 $33,450 $30,900 $30,000 $33,000 $36,000 $35,232 $33,300 $31,608 $31,500 $37,700 $34,174 $30,016 $33,374 $30,939 $39,305 $31,250 $32,300 $36,500 $33,273 $29,955 $36,200 $31,225 $32,300 $33,100 $31,000 $29,244 $32,000 $30,250 $34,905 $30,000 $30,122 $31,500 $33,500 $29,244 $36,600 $30,530 $36,524 $29,244 $30,500 $30,900 $34,510 $30,000 $34,065 $31,750 $29,623 $36,036 $29,833 $30,951 $33,000 $31,840 $33,200

Rank District 117 Pea Ridge 12 Perryville 189 Piggott 162 Pine Bluff 103 Pocahontas 72 Pottsville 58 Poyen 96 Prairie Grove 34 Prescott 192 Pulaski CSSD 128 Quitman 160 Rector 118 Rivercrest 105 Riverside 9 Riverview 2 Rogers 59 Rose Bud 30 Russellville 69 Salem 139 Scranton 10 Searcy 181 Searcy Cty 54 Sheridan 206 Shirley 13 Siloam Sprgs 140 Sloan-Hendrix 156 Smackover-Norphlet 115 So Conway Cty 226 So. Pike Cty 101 South Side 167 Southside/Ind 132 Spring Hill 1 Springdale 123 Star City 231 Strong-Huttig 67 Stuttgart 51 Texarkana 111 Trumann 144 Two Rivers 173 Valley Springs 56 Valley View 29 Van Buren 38 Vilonia 129 Viola 79 Waldron 176 Warren 43 Watson Chapel 63 West Fork 4 West Memphis 130 Western Yell Cty 195 Westside 131 Westside/Craig 158 Westside/John 77 White Co. Ctrl 32 White Hall 207 Wonderview 218 Woodlawn 36 Wynne

Min.Sal. $40,000 $30,748 $31,260 $32,900 $34,100 $35,270 $33,050 $37,188 $30,547 $32,175 $32,000 $31,305 $32,105 $32,577 $40,250 $44,250 $35,250 $37,550 $34,250 $31,700 $40,100 $31,000 $35,750 $30,121 $39,500 $31,611 $31,500 $32,260 $29,544 $33,000 $31,235 $31,966 $46,500 $32,014 $29,250 $34,320 $35,958 $32,310 $31,600 $31,126 $35,510 $37,600 $36,745 $32,000 $33,550 $31,010 $36,500 $35,007 $41,500 $30,500 $32,000 $31,995 $31,440 $34,000 $37,500 $30,121 $30,000 $37,000

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AVERAGE SALARY The state average salary has increased over the last five years. According to the Annual Statistical Report (ASR) provided by the Arkansas Department of Education, the state’s average salary in 2012-13 was $47,316, while the average salary for the state in 2014-2015 was $48,5751, an increase of 2.66%. (Please note that beginning with this section of the report the average salaries used are calculated through the ASR rather than the NEA. Please see pages 11-12 for a full explanation of this switch in methodology.)

Arkansas Average Salary

$50,000

$45,797

$46,823

$47,316

$48,575

$35,000

$44,493

$40,000

$41,489

$45,000

2006-07

2008-09

2010-11

2012-13

2014-15

$30,000 2004-05

The disparity in average salary among districts has fluctuated over the years. The lowest district average salary in 2012-13 was $35,2622 which is $6,018 above the state minimum requirements, while the lowest district average salary in 2010-2011 was $33,821, which is $4,577 above the state minimum requirements. The black boxes in the chart below demonstrate the difference between the highest and lowest average salary for each year reported. 2014-15 Top 5 Average Salary Range: 2014-15 Lowest 5 Average Salary Range:

District Average Salary $60,000.00

$55,000.00

2008-09 Highest AVG Salary

$56,863

$56,359

$22,538

$23,394

$59,732

$50,000.00

$59,219

$45,000.00

$40,000.00

$35,000.00

$30,000.00

$21,601

$23,114

$25,000.00

$36,618

$33,821

$35,262

$20,000.00

$35,825

$65,000 $60,000 $55,000 $50,000 $45,000 $40,000 $35,000 $30,000 $25,000 $20,000

$57,665 - $59,732 $35,132 - $35,895

$15,000.00

$10,000.00

$5,000.00

$-

2010-11 Lowest AVG Salary

2012-13 2014-15 Difference between Highest and Lowest AVG salary

Source: Arkansas Dept. of Education-Annual Statistical Reports 2008-2015; for information on the calculation of 20102011, review page 13 of this report. Also, see page 13 for information regarding the highest salary reported for 2011-2012.

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By contrast, during the same school year, the average teacher salary for charter school teachers in Arkansas was $37,989. The lowest salary reported above ($35,262) is actually the second lowest salary reported for the 2012-2013 school year. However, there is concern that the lowest salary reported in the ASR for the same year is incorrect due to errors in full time employee (FTE) reporting by the respective school district. This district could not be reached prior to the dissemination of this report and the decision was made, with the cooperation of ADE, to report the second lowest salary to increase accuracy. It should be noted that two other errors in FTE reporting were discovered and the corresponding average salaries were corrected prior to the production of this report. In addition, as reflected on page 8 of this report, the lowest average salary reported in the 2015 ASR was the Hughes School District at $35,132. Due to the same issues found in previous years, the lowest average salary confirmed by the BLR was $36,618 from the Mulberry School District during school year 2014-2015. 2

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2014-15 Average Salary Rank by School District

The districts are listed by rank on page 8 and in alphabetical order on page 9. School districts which are labeled as high-priority participate in the High-Priority District Teacher Incentive Program. This state program provides a one-time $5,000 signing bonus to a newly hired teacher, a $4,000 bonus in the teacher’s second and third years and a $3,000 bonus for a teacher remaining in a high-priority district. The following districts received funding for the high priority bonuses during the 2014-2015 school year:    

Augusta Blevins Clarendon Decatur

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Dermott Earle Hermitage Hughes

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Lafayette County Lee County Marvell-Elaine Mineral Springs

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Norfork Palestine-Wheatley Strong-Huttig Two Rivers

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2014-15 Average Teacher Salary by Rank Rank

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59

Avg. $59,732 $57,993 $57,921 $57,727 $57,665 $55,329 $54,541 $53,864 $53,582 $53,506 $53,376 $52,755 $52,706 $52,316 $51,947 $51,868 $51,867 $51,672 $51,636 $51,315 $51,198 $51,076 $51,033 $50,418 $50,348 $50,329 $50,308 $49,881 $49,664 $49,653 $49,600 $49,599 $49,539 $49,416 $49,335 $49,324 $49,263 $49,082 $48,995 $48,473 $48,432 $48,431 $48,412 $48,317 $48,301 $48,266 $48,141 $47,896 $47,879 $47,789 $47,772 $47,686 $47,641 $47,585 $47,435 $47,134 $47,005 $46,937 $46,819

Dist. 2014-15 Rank Rogers 60 Springdale 61 Bentonville 62 LRSD 63 Fayetteville 64 Conway 65 Ft. Smith 66 Greenbrier 67 Lakeside 68 Lake Hamilton 69 Cabot 70 White Hall 71 Bryant 72 Prescott 73 Gravette 74 Benton 75 Greenwood 76 Charleston 77 Riverview 78 Forrest City 79 Wynne 80 Clarksville 81 West Memphis 82 Hot Sprgs 83 Pulaski CSSD 84 Searcy 85 Huntsville 86 Nashville 87 Nettleton 88 Pea Ridge 89 Alma 90 No. Little Rock 91 Watson Chapel 92 Marion 93 Fountain Lk 94 Beebe 95 Vilonia 96 Russellville 97 Ozark 98 Prairie Grove 99 Bauxite 100 Dardanelle 101 Jonesboro 102 Sheridan 103 Farmington 104 Barton-Lexa 105 Van Buren 106 Malvern 107 Valley View 108 Gentry 109 Harmony Gr 110 Mountain Home 111 Poyen 112 Pottsville 113 Manila 114 Marvell-Elaine 115 Mineral Sprgs 116 Brookland 117 Dover 118

Avg. $46,775 $46,753 $46,708 $46,593 $46,509 $46,466 $46,391 $46,348 $46,141 $46,139 $46,089 $45,993 $45,984 $45,940 $45,880 $45,707 $45,678 $45,316 $45,267 $45,222 $45,202 $45,182 $44,999 $44,858 $44,848 $44,746 $44,678 $44,563 $44,559 $44,451 $44,444 $44,365 $44,244 $44,190 $44,112 $44,096 $44,092 $44,089 $44,025 $43,886 $43,775 $43,770 $43,697 $43,690 $43,679 $43,621 $43,524 $43,515 $43,423 $43,345 $43,326 $43,314 $43,290 $43,243 $43,174 $43,139 $43,113 $43,101 $43,015

Dist. 2014-15 Mccrory Magnolia Siloam Sprgs West Fork Gosnell Pine Bluff Hackett Texarkana Glen Rose Two Rivers Salem Rose Bud Genoa Ctl Lakeside/Chic Harrison Pocahontas DeQueen Star City Lamar Spring Hill Lincoln DeWitt Valley Springs Booneville Pangburn Hampton So. Conway Cty Paragould Mena Greenland Gurdon Mountain View Monticello Bald Knob Eureka Sprgs Dollarway South Side Westside/Craig Elkins Hamburg Mayflower Atkins Decatur Jessieville Lonoke Greene Cty Tech Bismarck Camden FV Helena-W Helena Lee Cty Southside/Ind Corning Marmaduke Arkadelphia Melbourne EmersonTaylorBradley Harrisburg Armorel Dierks Page

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119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177

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Avg. $43,008 $42,951 $42,937 $42,895 $42,876 $42,873 $42,870 $42,868 $42,867 $42,854 $42,841 $42,780 $42,775 $42,741 $42,739 $42,682 $42,664 $42,650 $42,607 $42,565 $42,549 $42,507 $42,450 $42,444 $42,356 $42,303 $42,283 $42,260 $42,227 $42,218 $42,205 $42,141 $42,104 $42,092 $42,059 $42,020 $41,960 $41,957 $41,890 $41,786 $41,781 $41,774 $41,694 $41,681 $41,665 $41,657 $41,654 $41,654 $41,628 $41,590 $41,580 $41,521 $41,518 $41,486 $41,459 $41,403 $41,395 $41,245 $41,148

Dist. 2014-15 Ashdown Flippin Paris Bergman Yellville-Summitt Lafayette Cty Horatio Parkers Chapel Palestine-Whtly Mt.Vernon-Enola Mansfield Jasper Waldron White Cty Ctrl Green Forrest So. Pike Cty McGehee Heber Springs Viola Lavaca Stuttgart Hector Quitman Highland Cleveland Cty West side/Cleb County Line El Dorado Brinkley Bay Cedarville Rector Osceola Magnet Cv Izard Cty Cons England Warren Riverside Piggott Clinton Smackover-Northlet Sloan-Hendrix Norfork Batesville Perryville Cedar Ridge Ouachita Rvr Blytheville Junction City Augusta Rivercrest Berryville Westside/John Bearden Lawrence Cty Drew Ctrl Magazine Concord Cave City

Rank

178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236

Avg. $41,113 $41,110 $41,091 $41,038 $40,962 $40,946 $40,858 $40,838 $40,762 $40,614 $40,611 $40,529 $40,481 $40,429 $40,426 $40,421 $40,328 $40,314 $40,237 $40,177 $40,172 $40,073 $40,063 $40,014 $40,013 $40,008 $39,835 $39,751 $39,698 $39,650 $39,594 $39,562 $39,493 $39,393 $39,322 $39,059 $39,035 $38,985 $38,898 $38,781 $38,752 $38,678 $38,625 $38,552 $38,130 $38,031 $37,973 $37,868 $37,651 $37,606 $37,189 $37,127 $36,910 $36,314 $35,895 $35,853 $35,822 $35,326 $35,132

Dist. 2014-15 Des Arc Foreman Alpena Fouke Guy-Perkins Marked Tree Crossett Trumann Cotter Mount Ida Cutter-MS Danville Ouachita Searcy Cty Cossatot Rvr Midland East Poinsett Maynard Scranton Dermott Shirley Hoxie Mountainburg Nemo Vista Jackson Cty Newport Calico Rock Carlisle Wonderview Centerpoint Buffalo Isl Western Yell Cty Strong-Huttig Hermitage Mt Pine Nevada Cty Hazen Cross Cty Fordyce Hartford Mammoth Sprg Ozark Mountain Bradford Clarendon Hope Caddo Hills Dumas Blevins Woodlawn Hillcrest Kirby Harmony Gr/Oua Deer/Mt.Judea Mulberry PV Lead Hill Omaha East End Earle Hughes

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2014-15 Average Teacher Salary by District Rank 31 180 113 117 119 101 168 93 46 162 41 148 172 36 16 3 122 170 106 225 166 83 220 147 58 13 208 11 223 204 107 205 177 164 149 207 18 221 22 143 158 176 6 111 192 186 145 215 184 188 189 42 102 230 76 197 178 81 118

Avg.Sal. $49,600 $41,091 $43,243 $43,101 $43,008 $43,770 $41,590 $44,190 $48,266 $41,681 $48,432 $42,218 $41,486 $49,324 $51,868 $57,921 $42,895 $41,521 $43,524 $37,868 $41,654 $44,858 $38,625 $42,227 $46,937 $52,706 $39,594 $53,376 $38,031 $39,835 $43,515 $39,751 $41,148 $41,657 $42,205 $39,650 $51,672 $38,552 $51,076 $42,356 $41,786 $41,245 $55,329 $43,314 $40,426 $40,762 $42,283 $38,985 $40,858 $40,611 $40,529 $48,431 $43,697 $36,910 $45,678 $40,177 $41,113 $45,182 $43,015

Dist. 2014-15 Alma Alpena Arkadelphia Armorel Ashdown Atkins Augusta Bald Knob Barton-Lexa Batesville Bauxite Bay Bearden Beebe Benton Bentonville Bergman Berryville Bismarck Blevins Blytheville Booneville Bradford Brinkley Brookland Bryant Buffalo Isl Cabot Caddo Hills Calico Rock Camden FV Carlisle Cave City Cedar Ridge Cedarville Centerpoint Charleston Clarendon Clarksville Cleveland Cty Clinton Concord Conway Corning Cossatot Rvr Cotter County Line Cross Cty Crossett Cutter-MS Danville Dardanelle Decatur Deer/Mt.Judea DeQueen Dermott Des Arc DeWitt Dierks

Rank 95 59 174 224 235 234 194 146 98 115 154 94 45 5 120 216 179 20 181 35 7 72 50 68 64 15 133 8 105 89 17 90 182 66 99 85 51 229 116 74 217 214 136 140 108 211 142 227 222 125 24 199 236 27 153 202 130 103 43

Avg.Sal. $44,096 $46,819 $41,403 $37,973 $35,326 $35,822 $40,328 $42,260 $44,025 $43,139 $42,020 $44,112 $48,301 $57,665 $42,951 $38,898 $41,110 $51,315 $41,038 $49,335 $54,541 $45,984 $47,789 $46,141 $46,509 $51,947 $42,739 $53,864 $43,621 $44,451 $51,867 $44,444 $40,962 $46,391 $43,886 $44,746 $47,772 $37,127 $43,113 $45,880 $38,781 $39,035 $42,650 $42,507 $43,423 $39,393 $42,444 $37,606 $38,130 $42,870 $50,418 $40,073 $35,132 $50,308 $42,059 $40,013 $42,780 $43,690 $48,412

Dist. 2014-15 Dollarway Dover Drew Ctrl Dumas Earle East End East Poinsett El Dorado Elkins EmersonTaylor-Bradl England Eureka Sprgs Farmington Fayetteville Flippin Fordyce Foreman Forrest City Fouke Fountain Lk Ft. Smith Genoa Ctl Gentry Glen Rose Gosnell Gravette Green Forrest Greenbrier Greene Cty Tech Greenland Greenwood Gurdon Guy-Perkins Hackett Hamburg Hampton Harmony Gr Harmony Gr/Oua Harrisburg Harrison Hartford Hazen Heber Springs Hector Helena-W Helena Hermitage Highland Hillcrest Hope Horatio Hot Sprgs Hoxie Hughes Huntsville Izard Cty Cons Jackson Cty Jasper Jessieville Jonesboro Page

Rank 167 228 124 10 9 73 78 138 173 232 109 80 4 104 175 152 61 48 218 55 129 34 183 112 56 100 195 60 135 114 88 193 57 92 187 52 91 200 212 128 231 28 201 29 213 203 32 161 233 151 190 165 39 219 127 84 87 121 126

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Avg.Sal. Dist. 2014-15 $41,628 Junction City $37,189 Kirby $42,873 Lafayette Cty $53,506 Lake Hamilton $53,582 Lakeside $45,940 Lakeside/Chic $45,267 Lamar $42,565 Lavaca $41,459 Lawrence Cty $35,895 Lead Hill $43,345 Lee Cty $45,202 Lincoln $57,727 Little Rock $43,679 Lonoke $41,395 Magazine $42,092 Magnet Cv $46,753 Magnolia $47,896 Malvern $38,752 Mammoth Sprg $47,435 Manila $42,841 Mansfield $49,416 Marion $40,946 Marked Tree $43,290 Marmaduke $47,134 Marvell-Elaine $43,775 Mayflower $40,314 Maynard $46,775 Mccrory $42,664 McGehee $43,174 Melbourne $44,559 Mena $40,421 Midland $47,005 Mineral Sprgs $44,244 Monticello $40,614 Mount Ida $47,686 Mountain Home $44,365 Mountain View $40,063 Mountainburg $39,322 Mt Pine $42,854 Mt.Vernon-Enola $36,314 Mulberry PV $49,881 Nashville $40,014 Nemo Vista $49,664 Nettleton $39,059 Nevada Cty $40,008 Newport $49,599 No.Little Rock $41,694 Norfork $35,853 Omaha $42,104 Osceola $40,481 Ouachita $41,654 Ouachita Rvr $48,995 Ozark $38,678 Ozark Mountain $42,867 Palestine-Wheatley $44,848 Pangburn $44,563 Paragould $42,937 Paris $42,868 Parkers Chapel

Rank 30 163 157 65 75 54 53 40 14 25 141 150 169 156 19 1 71 38 70 196 26 191 44 198 62 160 159 86 134 96 110 79 2 77 210 139 67 185 69 82 49 47 37 137 131 155 33 63 23 144 209 97 171 132 12 206 226 21 123

Avg.Sal. $49,653 $41,665 $41,890 $46,466 $45,707 $47,585 $47,641 $48,473 $52,316 $50,348 $42,450 $42,141 $41,580 $41,957 $51,636 $59,732 $45,993 $49,082 $46,089 $40,237 $50,329 $40,429 $48,317 $40,172 $46,708 $41,774 $41,781 $44,678 $42,682 $44,092 $43,326 $45,222 $57,993 $45,316 $39,493 $42,549 $46,348 $40,838 $46,139 $44,999 $47,879 $48,141 $49,263 $42,607 $42,775 $41,960 $49,539 $46,593 $51,033 $42,303 $39,562 $44,089 $41,518 $42,741 $52,755 $39,698 $37,651 $51,198 $42,876

Dist. 2014-15 Pea Ridge Perryville Piggott Pine Bluff Pocahontas Pottsville Poyen Prairie Grove Prescott Pulaski CSSD Quitman Rector Rivercrest Riverside Riverview Rogers Rose Bud Russellville Salem Scranton Searcy Searcy Cty Sheridan Shirley Siloam Sprgs Sloan-Hendrix Smackover-Northlet So. Conway Cty So. Pike Cty South Side Southside/Ind Spring Hill Springdale Star City Strong-Huttig Stuttgart Texarkana Trumann Two Rivers Valley Springs Valley View Van Buren Vilonia Viola Waldron Warren Watson Chapel West Fork West Memphis West side/Cleb Western Yell Cty Westside/Craig Westside/John White Cty Ctrl White Hall Wonderview Woodlawn Wynne Yellville-Summitt

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AVERAGE PAY FOR OTHER PROFESSIONS How do teacher salaries in Arkansas compare with the salaries in other professions with similar educational requirements? Profession 2014 Annual Mean Salaries Civil Engineers Computer Programmers Loan Officers Insurance Underwriters Accountants and Auditors Foresters Registered Nurses Librarians Technical Writers Secondary School Teachers Middle School Teachers Interior Designers Surveyors Social Workers Electricians Curators Editors Appraisers and Assessors Licensed Practical Nurses Preschool Teachers

Arkansas $75,170 $71,620 $65,030 $64,200 $62,160 $57,370 $56,480 $50,920 $48,380 $48,310 $47,270 $45,030 $44,970 $44,130 $43,150 $41,850 $40,200 $36,950 $36,040 $29,480

United States $87,130 $82,690 $73,670 $70,570 $73,670 $60,070 $69,790 $58,110 $71,950 $59,330 $57,620 $54,850 $60,310 $58,410 $54,520 $56,690 $64,140 $58,010 $43,420 $32,040

Difference ($11,960) ($11,070) ($8,640) ($6,370) ($11,510) ($2,700) ($13,310) ($7,190) ($23,570) ($11,020) ($10,350) ($9,820) ($15,340) ($14,280) ($11,370) ($14,840) ($23,940) ($21,060) ($7,380) ($2,560)

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Accessed 2/04/16

TEACHERS TEACHING OUT OF AREA What instructional areas have the largest number of teachers teaching out of area in Arkansas? State law (A.C.A. § 6-17-309) prohibits teachers from teaching a grade level or subject matter for which they are not certified for more than 30 days. However, school districts that have a difficult time filling needed teachers may apply to the State Board of Education for a waiver. Their application includes a letter outlining the steps they have taken to fill those positions. The following list shows the 10 licensure areas with the highest number of requested waivers for the 2014-2015 school year. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Special Education Middle School Core Gifted and Talented Career Orientation

5. 6. 7. 8.

Counseling Library Media Elementary Education Sciences

Refer to the next page for the full list of waiver requests.

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9. Building Administrator 10. PE/Wellness/Leisure (Tie) 10. Social Studies (Tie)

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Waivers for Teachers Teaching Out of Area for More Than 30 Days 2014-15 Total Waivers

Percent of Total Waivers

8 0 16 51 21 127 0 20 13 37 1 66 12 8 10

0.50% 0.00% 0.99% 3.16% 1.30% 7.87% 0.00% 1.24% 0.81% 2.29% 0.06% 4.09% 0.74% 0.50% 0.62%

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140 10 104 1 0 30 100 0 41 163

8.68% 0.62% 6.45% 0.06% 0.00% 1.86% 6.20% 0.00% 2.54% 10.11%

Music

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1.74%

PE/Wellness/Leisure-PE/Health Sciences (Physical, Earth, Life) Social Studies

50 56 50

3.10% 3.47% 3.10%

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0.12% 0.06%

ALP Code

Out of Area

229 209 201, 202, 259, 260, 261

Adult Education Algebra 1 Endorsement Art Building Level Administrator Business Technology Career Orientation Areas Coaching Curriculum Program Admin. District Administrator Drama/Speech &Endorsements Early Childhood Education P-4 Elementary Education K-6 English/Language Arts 7-12 ESL Family & Consumer Science

312, 313, 276, 302 224, 225, 250 410, 411, 412, 418, 419 293, 271 280, 239, 320, 282 311 207, 208, 113, 114 001 253 166 247, 307, 308 215 003, 004, 005, 006, 007,008, 009, 165 305, 306, 289 103, 104, 105, 106, 107 299, 300, 288 212 109 108 295, 296, 286 222 200 002,168,254,255,256,257 203, 204, 205, 206, 262,263, 265, 266 235, 236, 264, 500, 510 169, 170, 269, 267, 268 167 230,231,232,234,258, 284,285,291,292 2010 634

Foreign Languages Gifted & Talented Grades 5th/6th Endorsements Guidance & Counseling Industrial Technology Instructional Facilitator Endorsement Journalism Library Media Specialists Marketing Technology Mathematics 7-12 Middle Childhood Core Areas

Special Education Instructional Specialist Survey of Fine Arts Vocational Areas Total Waivers

1613

Source: Arkansas Department of Education - Division of Human Resources; Professional Licensure

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This report utilizes two data sources for comparing average teacher salaries: the National Education Association (NEA) and the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE). Part A of the report compares the average salary of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states as well as the states that surround Arkansas utilizing the NEA data. However, this report uses ADE data when comparing the minimum and average salaries among school districts, in-state. Both calculations are described below.

National Education Association Average Teacher Salary Calculation The average annual salary is the total amount regularly paid or stipulated to be paid to an individual before deductions for Social Security, health insurance, and the like. The average annual teacher salary is computed as the weighted arithmetic mean of salary figures reported for full-time equivalent elementary and secondary classroom and substitute teachers assigned to instruct pupils. Included are regular salaries for full-time and part-time teachers and substitute teachers. Does not include:           

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“extra pay for extra duty” payments for teaching summer school (with the exception of 12-month employees) salaries for other categories of employees salaries for vacant positions curriculum specialists guidance counselors librarians media specialists remedial specialists others possessing educational certification but who are not responsible for day-to-day teaching of the same group of pupils.  instructional aides

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attendance personnel health services personnel psychologists social workers clerical personnel community college staff or persons whose jobs do not require skills in the field of education principals assistant principals supervisors superintendents assistant superintendents

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Arkansas Department of Education Average Teacher Salary Calculation In the second portion of the report, ADE’s Annual Statistical Report (ASR) methodology is used to make comparisons among the minimum and average salaries in Arkansas’s school districts for the years 2003-2015, except 20113. The average teacher salary for each district is reflected on line 84 from the ASR. The average salary for each district is the total salary (line 83.5) divided by personnel (line 83). Line 83: Personnel – Non-Federal Certified Classroom FTEs. The number of K-12 certified personnel employed by the district as K-12 classroom teachers, librarians, counselors, psychologists, and other K-12 certified, non-administrative employees and paid from the Teacher Salary Fund. Certified employees paid from federal funds are not included. Line 83.5: Non-Federal Certified FTEs – The total salaries of all licensed classroom teachers employed by public school districts. Line 84: Average Salary – Non-Federal Certified Classroom FTEs. The average salary of personnel defined in line 83 (line 83.5 divided by line 83). The following items are included in ASR average salary calculations:  Certified Employees Salary expenditures paid to certified employees from the teacher salary fund, unless funded by a federally sponsored program. This includes pay for additional duties, such as a stipend for leading extra-curricular activities.  Overtime Amounts paid to permanent and temporary certified and classified employees for work performed in addition to the normal work period for which the employee is compensated.  Sabbatical Leave Amounts paid by to certified employees on sabbatical leave.  Additional compensation such as bonuses or incentives paid to certified employees  Workshops Amounts paid to a certified employee for attending workshops or other forms of professional development outside of normal working hours or contracted days.  Unused Sick Leave Costs incurred due to an employee retiring, being terminated or as a benefit when an employee accumulates over the max amount eligible to be carried forward in a year.  Severance The costs paid for severance or early retirement incentive  Early Retirement Incentive  Unused Vacation

For the 2011-2012 school year, the highest average salary reported was $57,279 for Fayetteville School District. This salary was actually reported in the 2011-2012 ASR as the third highest average salary. However, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education, the decision was made to drop the two higher salaries, which were reported due to a strong belief that these high salary averages were due to FTE reporting error(s). Efforts were made to contact the two districts and correct the error prior to the creation of this report. It is also important to note that the Bureau has continually encountered a problem with incorrectly reported FTEs. This problem exists across years and across districts, necessitating manual recalculations of salary amounts with the cooperation of both ADE and the districts in question. While we have identified this issue with several districts due to large discrepancies, there may be other districts whose FTEs discrepancies are smaller and are thus still being reported incorrectly.

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A different calculation was utilized for the year 2010-2011, because it was noted by the Bureau that a number of districts had significant salary changes from the ASR in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. Therefore, the Bureau of Legislative Research, with the cooperative efforts of the Department of Education, calculated a new average for the districts, instead of using the data from the ASR for the year 2010-2011. The calculation for a new average was performed by taking the total salaries paid from the FY11 expenditure ledger and dividing it by the number of FTEs reported by the district. There were 28 districts that reported an incorrect number of FTE. These were adjusted based on direct correspondence between the BLR and those districts. Page

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APPENDIX – ADDITIONAL SURVEY COMMENTS ON COMPENSATION Teacher Survey Question #6 Teachers were provided an opportunity to openly comment concerns regarding teacher compensation. The BLR distributed 2,464 teacher surveys. From that total distribution, the BLR received 1,071 replies (43.5%). Among those replies, question #6 generated 280 valid answers (26.1%), which were utilized to create the table below. Additional Comments on Compensation I Buy Most Supplies Insurance Costs No Complaints No Raises Since Years “X” Pay Plan Adjustments Needed PD Requirements Misapplied Raises Go To Favorites Stipends/Extra Work Topped Out Underpaid Underpaid w/ Excessive Hours Total

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Percentage 2.14% 3.93% 2.86% 13.21% 7.86% 0.71% 1.07% 25.36% 4.29% 14.64% 23.93% 100.00%