Teacher Workforce Data


Teacher Workforce Data

To address teacher shortages, elevate the profession, and fuel the economy, a key first step is unpacking the data.

States are uniquely positioned for this work — by collecting, analyzing, and distributing teacher workforce data, states can shine a light on inequities and inefficiencies. SREB supports states’ efforts to use teacher workforce data to inform strong policies and practices, shares ongoing research and analysis, and conducts focus groups with teachers across the region to learn more about their experiences.

State-by-state data can be found in our State Progress Reports.


Building a First-Rate Teacher Workforce
Four Fundamentals of Attracting and Retaining Great Teachers — Starting with Data

 A teacher and an elementary school student sitting at a table together smiling at each other.Districts and schools are having to rely on a “warm body” approach to address teacher shortages, focusing on filling numerical vacancies over teacher qualification or preparedness. But taking a closer look at four fundamental areas of data can help make efforts to solve shortages more effective and longer-lasting.


Teacher Workforce Data by State

Use the tabs on this page to explore state-by-state teacher workforce data and highlights from around the SREB region — including teacher demographics, shortage areas, preparation, quality, and more.



Educator Workforce Data Slides

These slides feature regional data on the entire spectrum of the educator workforce in SREB states, including data on K-12 teacher shortages and shortages among higher education faculty.

Slides Updated June 2023



Teacher Compensation Dashboard
New Data & New Design

A map of Southern states with a hand pointing. Dotted lines and circles convey that the hand is interacting with the map.

SREB now features two data collections on teacher compensation:  

● Sample district data comparing the 2022-23 spending power of teachers in 48 urban, suburban and rural districts, and  

● State-level data on average compensation packages including salaries, retirement benefits, health benefit options and typical take-home pay. FY23 updates are coming soon! 

*Note: These dashboards are best viewed on a laptop.