|Entry Level Salaries*||Salary 2022|
|Teacher – AA Co||$48,314|
|Teacher – Baltimore Co||$52,927|
|Teacher – Calvert Co.||$50,500|
|Teacher – Harford Co||$50,649|
|Teacher – Howard Co||$56,228|
|Teacher – Montgomery Co.||$52,286|
|Teacher – PG Co||$49,963|
|Teacher – Queen Anne’s Co||$47,932|
|AA Co Police Officer||$58,646|
|Entry level accountant||$60,000|
|Entry level Nurse (RN)||$67,601|
*As reported on each county website
In 2018 a survey done by Chesapeake Family Life showed that entry level teachers in Anne Arundel County were making $45,147. Four years later and beginning salaries have only increased by 7% (before the latest increase). Entry level salaries for police officers, accountants and nurses (RN) annually make at least $10,000 more than teachers. Nurses make $20,000 more per year with very similar education requirements. Would higher salaries attract more teachers?
Where does the money come from?
No one likes to pay more in taxes but the reality is that it’s our tax dollars paying teacher salaries. We, taxpayers, have to decide how much we want to pay our teachers. The entire detailed process can be seen in this article School Funding 101.
The path to approving a school budget is:
School Superintendent =>
Board of Education =>
County Executive =>
County Council =>
Board of Education
If you have an interest in your local education system, it’s this process that counts. When you vote for people holding these positions, make sure you know how each candidate feels about spending on education.
Make sure you vote in November. You can find general voting information here.