Pennsylvania teacher salaries rank 10th in the nation

Deb Erdley | Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Pennsylvania teachers average the 10th-highest salaries in the nation, according to a National Education Association annual pay analysis.

While Pennsylvania teachers ranked below colleagues in New York, New Jersey and Maryland, they were well above teachers in West Virginia (who ranked next to last) and the bordering states of Ohio and Delaware.

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Ripple effects of raising Pa.’s minimum teacher salary concern House GOP lawmakers

Jan Murphy | Monday, March 4, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

The ripple effects of Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to raise the state’s minimum public school teacher salary by 143 percent to $45,000 a year could be what costs it the support of some House Republicans.

At Monday’s House budget hearing with state Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, GOP members voiced several concerns about the impact it could have on such things as teacher contracts, salaries of more experienced teachers, and school property tax rates.

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