Dallas ISD is one of the first districts in the DFW area to have average teacher salaries now exceed $64,000 under the Teacher Excellence Initiative! For comparison, $64,000 is equivalent to more than 20 years of service in the DFW market.
As approved by trustees in June 2021, Dallas ISD committed to provide about $17 million in teacher salary increases this school year. While the COVID-19 pandemic required significant modifications to TEI last school year, returning teachers were eligible for a differentiated flat-rate increase ranging from $1,250 to $2,000. Notably, more than 99 percent of returning teachers received a salary increase in 2021-2022, with the average increase exceeding $1,200 or 2.3%.
“Through these board-approved salary increases and the potential to earn a considerably higher salary in a shorter time through TEI, Dallas ISD is well positioned in a very competitive market,” said Robert Abel, acting chief of Human Capital Management. “We can attract and retain highly qualified classroom teachers who can help our students succeed.”
Below is a chart showing how average Dallas ISD salaries continue to eclipse those of other area school districts.