Salaries for teachers in Delaware are some the highest in the nation. The school was placed at 11th overall by a 2005 survey done by the American Federation of Teachers. Teachers in Delaware can be expected to be well compensated both through salary and through generous benefit plans. One thing to note, however, is that teacher salaries in Delaware are linked to student achievements. This was done in an attempt to raise overall student performance by motivating teachers to put their all into their classes. Teachers in certain counties may enjoy access to professional development courses at the University of Delaware. These programs are aimed at secondary school educators and are designed to improve their understanding of math, science, English and social studies.

Average Teacher Salaries in Delaware

Salaries are from the 2006-2007 Delaware Teaching salaries for Lake Forest School District and reflect entry level salaries.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $32,699
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $39,363
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $44,223

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