Salary and Retirement Benefits
Teachers and Administrators, SREB States, 2019

Post
State Average Starting Teacher Pay  Average Teacher Pay  Average Administrator Pay  Retirement Vesting Full Retirement Status
Alabama  $38,491  $50,568  $83,420 10 years of service

Tier I: 10 years and age 60+ or 25 years of service at any age

Tier II: 10 years and 62+

Arkansas $33,323  $50,544  $79,630  5 years of service

28 years of service

5 years and age 60+

Delaware

$41,639  $61,795  $114,380 10 years of service

30 years at any age

20 years and age 60+

10 years and age 65+

Florida $37,636  $48,168  $83,820 8 years of service

33 years at any age

8 years and age 65+

Georgia  $35,474 $56,329 $96,330 10 years of service

25 years at any age

10 years and age 60+

Kentucky $36,752  $52,952 $87,420 5 years of service

27 years at any age

5 years and age 60+

Louisiana $40,303  $50,359 $70,720 5 years of service

20 years at any age

5 years and age 62+

Maryland $45,147  $69,627 $114,170 10 years of service

30 years at any age

10 years and age 60+

Mississippi $34,784  $44,926 $77,330 8 years of service

30 years at any age

8 years and age 60+

North Carolina $37,631  $51,231  $71,740 5 years of service

30 years at any age

25 years and 60+

5 years and age 65+

Oklahoma $32,010 $46,300 $71,680 7 years of service

30 years and age 60+

7 years and age 65+

South Carolina $33,148 $50,182 $87,280 8 years of service

Sum of age and service time exceeds 90

Eight years and age 65+

Tennessee $37,305 $50,900 $82,300 5 years of service

Sum of age and service time exceeds 90

Five years and age 65+

Texas $41,481 $53,334 $85,680 5 years of service

Sum of age and service time exceeds 80

Five years and age 65+

Virginia $40,453 $51,994 $95,430 5 years of service

30 years at any age

Five years and age 60+

West Virginia $33,715 $45,642 $70,290 5 years of service

35 years at any age

30 years and age 55+

Five years and age 60+

Sources: National Education Association (2019). Rankings of the States 2018 and Estimates of School Statistics 2019. “2017-2018 Average Starting Teacher Salaries by State.”
Retirement information based on SREB review of state agency documents and websites.
Administrator average salary from Bureau of Labor Statistics 2018

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