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Average Teacher Pay in Westford in the Middle of the Pack

New study compares teacher salaries in Massachusetts’ communities.

Westford Public Schools. Credit: Patch
Westford Public Schools. Credit: Patch

The average teacher salary in Westford in 2013 is a little more than $70,000, according to a new report by the Boston Business Journal.

Westford comes in at 153th on the list, $70,361.

That salary is up from $69,567 in 2012. The average was $60,708 in 2008, a five-year change of 16 percent. There were slightly fewer teachers in the district in 2013 than there were in 2008, 360 when compared to 362 in 2008.

"There's really not much consistency among local towns and cities when it comes to teacher salaries and employment," the report, posted by the Journal's Craig Douglas, said. "Some communities are spending more than ever, while others are below where they were before the last recession."

The highest average teacher salary is $95,947, in the Concord-Carlisle system. The Lincoln-Sudbury school system came in second with an average teacher salary of $94,087. The community of Florida in western Massachusetts came in last with $35,497.

The data didn’t analyze education level or years working in the system, factors that determine what teachers are paid.

Read the full report and access data from all Massachusetts towns on this link.

Hans Moleman May 26, 2014 at 12:10 PM
And if you don't like the state of affairs in the town you live in you are equally free to move somewhere else rather than moan and complain correct? Or is that a 1 way street?
Sam May 26, 2014 at 12:13 PM
You are correct. But we are bitching about OUR money and how it is spent. You are bitching about how much of our money you demand. Big difference.
Hans Moleman May 26, 2014 at 12:14 PM
We have a very pro teachers and teachers union new assistant superintendent set to start work in a month who might very well be the next super in a year upon Olsen's retirement.
Sam May 26, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Concord is still waiting
Hans Moleman May 26, 2014 at 05:01 PM
In the words of the great Frederick Douglass :"Agitate, agitate, agitate"

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