Teachers Strike For ‘Fair Contract’, 4 Of 10 Make Over $100K Annually

Teachers in Washington state's Kent School District reportedly feel "under-appreciated and underpaid," but government data shows four of 10 make over $100K a year

  • School district teachers’ contract states top base salary for a teacher is $109,904.
  • Top pay is for teacher 25 years of experience with master’s degree.
  • Union contract also pays teachers extra for taking on extra class assignments.
  • District also pays teachers a stipend reaching $5,593 for “professional learning” outside of the state’s basic education commitment.
  • Additional pay can add up as one teacher made $160,370 in 2021, according to a state database of teacher salaries.
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