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Louisiana teacher pay starts higher than peers, but falls

Louisiana’s per capita debt dips for first time in a decade
Posted at 4:31 PM, Dec 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 17:31:31-05

BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana's public school teachers start off with salaries better than average, but plummet in the rankings for the rest of their careers.

That's according to new information comparing teacher pay across the South.

The average starting pre-tax salary in Louisiana is more than $40,000 per year. But The Advocate reports the pay for Louisiana teachers declines after that when compared to their peers across 15 other states in the South.

The data comes from a teacher compensation dashboard released by the Southern Regional Education Board in Atlanta. Overall teacher salaries average about $50,00 in Louisiana compared to $53,000 in the South and $62,000 nationwide.

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