2013 Charter Schools Data Added – Charter Teachers Make Substantially Less than Public

Transparent California has just been updated with 2013 salary and benefits data for 82 charter schools from across the state; including the largest charter school in the state – Green Dot Public Schools.

We expect to have many more charter schools added by the time 2014 data is made available later this year.

Below are two charts comparing median teacher pay at charter schools against traditional public schools. The first chart compares the largest public school in San Diego County – San Diego Unified School District – against the largest charter school in the county – High Tech High.

SDUvsHTH
Comparing pay between the biggest public school and charter school in San Diego County.

Below is a similar comparison for Los Angeles County.

Comparing pay between the biggest public school and charter school in Los Angeles County.
Comparing pay between the biggest public school and charter school in Los Angeles County.

Teachers at LAUSD make about 35% more in total pay and benefits as compared to teachers at Green Dot Charter School. In San Diego County, teachers at San Diego Unified make 52% more than do the teachers at their county’s largest charter school.

Both SDU and LAUSD had several dozen different job classifications with some form of the word “teacher” in them. For the purposes of this comparison, only the “Regular Teacher” job classification was used for the SDU teachers and only the “Teacher” job classification was used for the LAUSD comparison.

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