Teacher Salary Information

Teacher Salary Information

In accordance with A.R.S. Section 15-189.05, as added by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, Section 3, Northland Preparatory Academy hereby reports the following information regarding our staff and teacher salary increases for the 2022-23 school year, as outlined in our FY23 adopted budget:

  • Relating to the provision of special education services for the 2022-23 budget year, our pupil:teacher ratio is 14.3:1 and our pupil:staff ratio is 8.1:1.
  • The number of full-time equivalent certificated teachers is 29.
  • Our average base* teacher salary as budgeted for 2022-23 is $51,909

This reflects an average increase of $4,107, which is an average increase of 8.6% over 2021-22.  The average base salary has increased $11,859 over 2017-18, representing an overall increase of 29.6% since that time.

The NPA Governing Board will be considering a revision to the FY2023 budget on September 27, 2022.  Information about that proposed revision is available here.  That proposed budget calls for an average base salary of $52,294, which would be an increase of $4,492 over 2021-22, or 9.4%.

Base Salary History

  • Our average base* teacher salary as budgeted for 2021-22 was $47,802.
  • Our average base* teacher salary as budgeted for 2020-21 was $47,215.
  • Our average base* teacher salary as budgeted for 2019-20 was $44,745.
  • Our average base* teacher salary as budgeted for 2018-19 was $42,779.
  • Our average base* teacher salary as budgeted for 2017-18 was $40,050.

*Base salary does not include additional performance-based pay from Proposition 301 or other pay for additional duties.

  • Average teacher salary in 2020-21 including additional performance-based pay and other pay from Proposition 301 was $53,749.
  • Average teacher salary in 2019-20 including additional performance-based pay and other pay from Proposition 301 was $49,680.
  • Average teacher salary in 2018-19 including additional performance-based pay and other pay from Proposition 301 was $46,803.
  • Average teacher salary in 2017-18 including additional performance-based pay and other pay from Proposition 301 was $43,644.

Some important notes and explanations:

For 2022-23, returning classroom teachers at NPA are receiving an 11% increase over their 2021-22 base salaries, plus $2000 reallocated to base from funds previously allocated to performance pay, for a total increase to base pay (not overall pay) of approximately 15%.  However, considering changes in teaching staff where a teacher with less experience replaces a teacher with more experience, the resulting overall average increase in base salary is projected to be 9.4%.