Teacher salaries in Arizona fall roughly around the middle range of teacher salaries around the United States. The American Federation of Teachers placed Arizona as 29th in the nation in its 2005 survey based on average salary. Arizona is a state with a rapidly growing student population matched only by nearby Nevada in growth for the 2006 year. This may make finding a job for both new and experienced teachers a little easier, as greater student enrollment means greater need for teachers. As in many states, teachers with higher levels of education will fare better in salary, in some cases bumping up averages by thousands of dollars. Pay will also vary from district to district, so it can be to your benefit to look for employment in more than one.
Average Teacher Salaries in Arizona
Figures are taken from Alhambra School District salary schedule and reflect entry level salaries.
- Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $38,000
- Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $39,779
- Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $44,790