Policy Brief: Teacher Salary Schedules in New Hampshire

These policy briefs explore variations in salaries across New Hampshire, focusing exclusively on salary step schedule data for NH-certified teachers with Bachelor’s degrees, and NH-certified teachers with Master’s degrees

In the 2019 school year, the average salary for all New Hampshire public school* teachers was $59,198, compared to the state’s mean income of $53,950 (NH Department of Education, 2020; NH Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019). In most districts, teacher salaries are determined by a “step schedule,” or a set amount based on level of education and years of teaching experience.

Both of these briefs include district-level salary data on variations in first- and fifth-year teacher salaries, for teachers with a Bachelor’s degree, and teachers with a Master’s degree. They also explore step-to-step increases in pay and geographical variations in teacher salary.

District-Level Salaries for Teachers with a Bachelor’s Degree
District-Level Salaries for Teachers with a Master’s Degree

Questions or comments about these analyses can be sent to staff@reachinghighernh.org

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In late 2018, the board and staff of Reaching Higher NH determined that our leading organizational policy priority will be to inform and support public engagement on the issue of school funding. We believe that re-exploring how NH funds its public schools is among the most important public policy opportunities of our time. To that end and for the foreseeable future, a lot of our policy work will be focused on providing the NH public with the timely research and resources you need to understand and make informed decisions about school funding policies in NH. This work will include in-depth original research, like our Whole Picture of Public Education project, as well community engagement initiatives, and public awareness and information efforts. 

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