Oklahoma moves up in teacher-pay rankings

Published: Monday, October 28, 2019 By: Molly Fleming Source: VeloCity

In the last two years, the successful efforts to increase Oklahoma teachers’ salaries helped the state move up in the National Education Association’s annual rankings.

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Vice President of Education Drew Dugan said the organization plans to continue to help support teachers and the education field during the 2020 legislative session.

After two years of focusing on education funding, Oklahoma is now ranked 34th in teacher pay, moving up 15 steps from its previous ranking. This puts the average teacher salary above educators in several other surrounding states, including Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas.

With state-paid benefits included, an Oklahoma teacher’s income jumped 13.2 percent from 2017-2018, to the current rate of $52,412.

Read the story on VeloCityOKC.com.

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