Tuesday, March 29, 2016

KASB Data Shows Negligible Increases in Teacher Base Salary Over Past Few Years

KASB annually asks districts to report their teacher base salary and board-paid fringe benefits as part of the Teacher Negotiations Settlement Survey.  Data received to date shows that these amounts are increasing slightly across the state, but that these increases often appear as decreases when adjusting for inflation.  


The following graph and table show the district average base salary and board-paid fringe.




Year
Base
Fringe
Overall
$
%
$
%
$
%
1996
$23,427

$1,767

$25,194

1997
$23,807
1.6%
$1,807
2.3%
$25,614
1.7%
1998
$24,233
1.8%
$1,828
1.2%
$26,061
1.7%
1999
$24,745
2.1%
$1,889
3.3%
$26,634
2.2%
2000
$25,234
2.0%
$2,005
6.1%
$27,239
2.3%
2001
$25,681
1.8%
$2,192
9.3%
$27,873
2.3%
2002
$26,368
2.7%
$2,474
12.9%
$28,842
3.5%
2003
$26,799
1.6%
$2,788
12.7%
$29,587
2.6%
2004
$27,097
1.1%
$3,183
14.2%
$30,280
2.3%
2005
$27,673
2.1%
$3,443
8.2%
$31,116
2.8%
2006
$29,063
5.0%
$3,727
8.2%
$32,790
5.4%
2007
$30,233
4.0%
$3,965
6.4%
$34,198
4.3%
2008
$31,309
3.6%
$4,137
4.3%
$35,446
3.6%
2009
$32,399
3.5%
$4,417
6.8%
$36,816
3.9%
2010
$32,583
0.6%
$4,637
5.0%
$37,220
1.1%
2011
$32,606
0.1%
$4,932
6.4%
$37,538
0.9%
2012
$32,910
0.9%
$5,179
5.0%
$38,089
1.5%
2013
$33,447
1.6%
$5,298
2.3%
$38,745
1.7%
2014
$33,751
0.9%
$5,499
3.8%
$39,250
1.3%
2015
$34,188
1.3%
$5,674
3.2%
$39,862
1.6%
2016
$34,279
0.3%
$5,901
4.0%
$40,180
0.8%


As the above shows:
  • Base salaries for teachers in Kansas have increased by less than 2% annually since 2010.  
  • Board-paid fringe benefits have seen lower annual increases since 2010 than in previous years.
  • The overall package increase annually for teachers has been less than 2% since 2010, despite being over 2% every year prior since 1999.  


If we adjust these numbers for inflation using the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index, they look like this (reporting in 2016-equivalent dollars):




Year
Base
Fringe
Overall
$
%
$
%
$
%
1996
$35,375

$2,668

$38,043

1997
$35,234
-0.4%
$2,674
0.2%
$37,909
-0.4%
1998
$35,138
-0.3%
$2,651
-0.9%
$37,788
-0.3%
1999
$35,138
0.0%
$2,682
1.2%
$37,820
0.1%
2000
$34,823
-0.9%
$2,767
3.2%
$37,590
-0.6%
2001
$34,413
-1.2%
$2,937
6.2%
$37,350
-0.6%
2002
$34,806
1.1%
$3,266
11.2%
$38,071
1.9%
2003
$34,571
-0.7%
$3,597
10.1%
$38,167
0.3%
2004
$34,142
-1.2%
$4,011
11.5%
$38,153
0.0%
2005
$33,484
-1.9%
$4,166
3.9%
$37,650
-1.3%
2006
$34,294
2.4%
$4,398
5.6%
$38,692
2.8%
2007
$34,466
0.5%
$4,520
2.8%
$38,986
0.8%
2008
$34,440
-0.1%
$4,551
0.7%
$38,991
0.0%
2009
$35,963
4.4%
$4,903
7.7%
$40,866
4.8%
2010
$35,515
-1.2%
$5,054
3.1%
$40,570
-0.7%
2011
$34,236
-3.6%
$5,179
2.5%
$39,415
-2.8%
2012
$33,897
-1.0%
$5,334
3.0%
$39,232
-0.5%
2013
$34,116
0.6%
$5,404
1.3%
$39,520
0.7%
2014
$33,751
-1.1%
$5,499
1.8%
$39,250
-0.7%
2015
$34,188
1.3%
$5,674
3.2%
$39,862
1.6%
2016
$34,279
0.3%
$5,901
4.0%
$40,180
0.8%


As the above shows:
  • Base salaries for teachers in Kansas, when adjusted for the cost of living, have decreased annually in more years than it has increased since 2010.  
  • Board-paid fringe benefits, when adjusted for the cost of living, have still seen lower annual increases since 2010 than in previous years.
  • The overall package, when adjusted for the cost of living, has decreased annually in more years than it has increased since 2010.  

Note that this data represents approximately 100% of districts through 2014, then 90% in 2015 and 2016.

To view an interactive online summary of this information, click here. For more information on teacher salaries, visit kasb.org/research.

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