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How Well Are Chelmsford Teachers Paid Compared to Other Massachusetts Districts?

Boston Business Journal recently compiled a list of teacher salaries from around the state, ranking how well each district pays its educators.

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Boston Business Journal recently compiled a list of the average salary Massachusetts teachers receive on a town-by-town basis. So how does Chelmsford rank?

According to the Boston Business Journal story, the median teacher salary among school districts in Fiscal Year 2013 was $69,000, which is up from a median of $61,000 five years previous.

The highest paid teachers in the state work in the Concord-Carlisle school district, where teachers are paid an average salary of $95,947 per year.

Lincoln-Sudbury comes in second on the list, as the Boston Business Journal reported that the district pays its teachers an average of $94,087 per year.

The 344 teachers employed in Chelmsford, meanwhile, have an average salary of $69,345, which is the 174th highest average salary in Massachusetts.

For comparison, Tewksbury ranks No. 156 in the state at $70,593, Tyngsborough comes in at No. 195 at $67,974 and Billerica is No. 196 at $67,940. Lowell, meanwhile, is on the higher end of the spectrum with 984 teachers making an average of $78,852, which is 41st in the state.

Click here to read the Boston Business Journal salary rankings article in its entirety. You can also search district salaries throughout the state with a drop down menu.
Tara Dactyl May 30, 2014 at 09:26 AM
Different unions? Same economics? No doubt the situation is less egregious with the town police and they are not pulling down the money that the staties are. Again, virtually all the other states permit flaggers.
ron johnson May 30, 2014 at 09:49 AM
Kelly, How does the town make a "profit". I am curious and I am not saying that what you claim is untrue, I would like to know. I do know that when there is a detail the police have their car there with them. Is part of the pay go to the town and part to the cop? If so, does it merely offset the cost of the car?
Tara Dactyl May 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM
The idea that a town could make a 'profit' by overpaying for a simple service is laughable. If true, why not overpay civil servants for all services and make an even bigger 'profit.'
Paul May 30, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Nothing will happen. I feel bad that we can't create a jobs for some needy families. Police union will fight to keep the status quo.
Paul May 30, 2014 at 12:31 PM
Should have read the article first. $69K is average... OMG!!

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