How Much Do Teachers Make in Your District?

High and low teacher salaries vary widely by district and throughout the state. Check out our searchable database pulling together high, low, average salaries and fringe benefits for teachers from all districts in the state.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction collects information on how much school staff—including teachers—are paid. 

This database containes information from the DPI on the low, high and average salaries for teachers in Wisconsin public school districts, plus how much their fringe benefits are worth and how many years of experience they have locally and in the teaching field. 

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Lisbon Mom December 08, 2012 at 07:32 AM
My kids are honor students, thank you. They have have also been raised to work hard for what they get and to respect their elders.
jbw December 08, 2012 at 08:09 AM
That's "you're both friggin' idiots", if you want to say it the semi-literate way. If you wanted to do it the stupid way, it should have been "yer both friggin idjits".
KHD December 08, 2012 at 12:15 PM
District Low Salary High Salary Avg. Salary Avg. Fringe Greenfield $ 30,066 $ 82,992 $ 56,970 $ 25,101 Greendale $ 37,539 $ 83,155 $ 59,006 $ 21,441 Whitnall $ 35,596 $ 72,260 $ 56,657 $ 22,840 West Allis – West Milw. $ 35,926 $ 83,561 $ 51,047 $ 23,389 Pewaukee $ 36,981 $ 95,333 $ 55,020 $ 24,217 Cudahy $ 32,254 $ 77,333 $ 60,020 $ 23,415 Racine $ 39,150 $ 74,242 $ 55,611 $ 18,680 St. Francis $ 36,909 $ 76,329 $ 57,441 $ 22,702 Wauwatosa $ 22,265 $ 74,030 $ 53,081 $ 23,683 Brown Deer $ 36,676 $ 73,679 $ 55,655 $ 21,691 New Berlin $ 27,671 $ 70,739 $ 51,813 $ 20,194 Menomonee Falls $ 37,169 $ 73,952 $ 60,980 $ 25,319 Waukesha $ 24,131 $ 93,313 $ 61,223 $ 26,250 South Milw. $ 38,791 $ 77,342 $ 63,875 $ 23,327 Oak Creek – Franklin $ 33,752 $ 78,059 $ 60,235 $ 29,523 Muskego – Norway $ 26,601 $ 75,194 $ 64,464 $ 25,794 Mukwonago $ 25,863 $ 81,979 $ 55,700 $ 26,959 Milwaukee $ 36,622 $ 101,343 $ 60,978 32,191 Mequon – Thiensville $ 38,336 77,705 $ 65,276 $ 24,226 Kenosha $ 37,259 $ 74,693 $ 61,872 $ 36,073 Glendale - River Hills $ 40,276 $ 79,362 $ 59,436 $ 30,428 Germantown $ 34,631 $ 76,286 $ 55,303 $ 22,796 Elmbrook $ 33,581 $ 80,152 $ 64,703 $ 23,970 Shorewood $ 37,350 $ 76,546 $ 62,225 $ 24,911
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) December 08, 2012 at 01:26 PM
And the point of this was?
OCHS Parent December 08, 2012 at 03:41 PM
"real teachers" are at the higher end. The low end is not the High School math and science teachers.
C. Sanders December 08, 2012 at 03:45 PM
@alt ideas needed ... You no doubt speak about yourself as a useless failure, and attempt to project your pathetic life across the population to justify yourself as a loser. By the way, there is a spill in aisle 9, go clean it up. Hahahahahaha
RAJ December 08, 2012 at 04:06 PM
John, for once I have to agree with you, thank you for being a teacher.
RAJ December 08, 2012 at 04:08 PM
You are right with the Police and Fire, they don't make what they should for what they do for the city.
sparky December 08, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Will the Patch provide the same data base for State level elected officials? Considering they work even less days than than teachers it would be fun to compare.
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Bob McBride December 08, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Although probably not available, it would be interesting to compare these figures to those for teachers in non-public schools.
Richard Head December 08, 2012 at 05:30 PM
No. - Teachers should be paid $25,000 per year with an additional benefits package worth, maybe, $5,000. IF Teachers want $100,000 a year - they need to be private schools that support themselves off of their merit - not how much they can tax and oppress their fellow man. Public school teachers aren't worth what we pay them now.
Randy1949 December 08, 2012 at 05:40 PM
@Richard Head -- I'm interested in hearing why you feel that way. Don't you think that creating a literate society is an important job, worth decent compensation?
W . Benz December 08, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Mr Head get it out of your back side !! Teachers a worth more than 25 k .. Fair pay should be 50 k to 60 k ... I know people with a high school ed earning more . I respect the teachers alot more then $ 25 K.
W . Benz December 08, 2012 at 05:57 PM
ARE worth -- type o
KHD December 08, 2012 at 06:06 PM
KHD December 08, 2012 at 06:07 PM
They are paid alot less than the Public teachers
DICK STEINBERG December 08, 2012 at 06:14 PM
what is the purpose of this story, if not to agitate to teaching profession. They pay for their own education, take mandated continuing education, are the subject of pranks and threats, baby sit for the parents, call the police when a student steals a muffin (real case), do homework on their own, face challenges every day from the education system and have to fight for a raise. God save the teachers..........they are the future of our society. Or would you rather rely on the I phone and Wickepedia for your education.
Richard Head December 08, 2012 at 06:23 PM
While reading is a valuable skill - any child can be taught by any other reader to read. IF parents would be responsible, TV would be absent from the home, or treated like a treat. There is no need for a public education monopoly to be declared for this - or most any other learning. Learning can be done at home - in the 21st. C, at the Child's pace, and virtually for free. It requires a computer, an internet connection, and an involved parent - who is interested in the development and growth of their child. IF you aren't ready for that responsibility - don't have children. Why should children be condemned to the pace of the slowest learner in the class - bringing everyone's performance down? Bright children without $$$ are condemned to mediocrity. "Learn almost anything for free. With a library of over 3,600 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace. We are a donor-supported not-for-profit and would not be possible without the generous support of users everywhere. In particular, we'd like to thank The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ann & John Doerr, the O'Sullivan Foundation, Reed Hastings, Google, and the Windsong Trust for their strong support of our mission. " http://www.khanacademy.org/ Continued...
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Richard Head December 08, 2012 at 06:32 PM
One can teach one - now take that knowledge and pass it on and do something productive with that education. Education for education sakes produces what we have now - little to no economic growth and a parasitical government controlled corporate monopoly with taxing authority - the "modern public school system" - such as RUSD, which is a make-work program for those with teaching degree. Their failure is obvious - and government controlled public education needs to be abolished.
Bob McBride December 08, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Maybe if we could get through one such article without the requisite, shop-worn litany of complaints about the job (do you think everyone else's work is a piece of cake?), there'd be less people reacting to such articles as they do. Nobody goes into teaching not knowing what they're getting into. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone at this point who hasn't been made aware of the challenges those who enter the profession face. Maybe if it wasn't so easy to fill a teaching position every time one opens up, the concerns expressed might be taken to heart. And if you haven't figured out why Patch tosses red meat like this into the pen every now and then when it gets slow around here...well...that's actually why they do it.
Richard Head December 08, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Please see my comments above - it is time to abolish the government controlled corporate monopoly with taxing authority know as "public education".
Richard Head December 08, 2012 at 06:37 PM
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KHD December 08, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Dick, There alot of other professions that have to take continuing ed classes too, and pay out of their own pockets. Teachers went through school like everyone else and know what goes on in schools. Other professions have to deal with their bosses as well, sometimes it is cut throat out there. A raise is not a given for everyone, the last 6-7 years. I'll admit teacher jobs are not easy, but so are other peoples jobs not easy. Why did you become a teacher???
W . Benz December 09, 2012 at 02:52 AM
KHD : I did go to the web site and like I said $ 45 - 60 k a year : Mr.Head are we to live in the past and not have Public Schools ? I think not. Yes it's gotten of of control but with reforms the schools again return to why they were establish to do . The Big bucks are the administrators the the double dipping games these people play. ...IE . Keith Marty and Jim Shaw in Racine Wis. As well as other Public employees like triple dipping State rep Coggs.
Steve ® December 09, 2012 at 03:08 AM
As your employer Dick I am entitled to an open book on your compensation.
BleedingHeart617 December 09, 2012 at 04:53 PM
The call to become a teacher is personal. However, many will say that children are our country's greatest resource and that being a part of their education is an honor. I am quite sure that those working in the "cut-throat" environment of the private sector work very hard. Why don't they become a teacher? Lack of respect and financial loss. Oh, and that thing about working for the good of self rather than society.
Random Blog Commenter December 10, 2012 at 03:28 PM
My experience in a teacher's ed program is that it was filled with people who fell into it because they couldn't figure out what they wanted to do in college. Some were smart and capable and others were not, just like anywhere else in life. Teachers should not be denegrated as a whole, nor should they be romanticized about answering a calling for the "good of the society". It's a job.


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