Maryland's K12 Public School Compensation Transparency
Case studies of the dismal politics, policy, and practice of
K12 compensation transparency in Maryland
MSDE: Published Sources Regarding K12 Salary and Benefits
TEACHER STAFFING REPORT
- Maryland Teacher Staffing Report–2016-2018, MSDE, Sept. 2016.
- Maryland Teacher Staffing Report–2014-16, MSDE, Oct. 2014.
PROFESSIONAL SALARY SCALES
- Professional Salary Schedules Maryland Public Schools 2015-2016, MSDE, Oct. 2015.
- Professional Salary Schedules Maryland Public Schools 2014-2015, MSDE, Oct. 2014.
- Analysis of Professional Salaries Maryland Public Schools, MSDE, Oct. 2015.
TEACHER INDUCTION AND RETENTION
The most wided cited purpose of teacher compensation policy is to incentivize teacher induction and retention.
- Teacher Induction, Retention, and Advancement Act of 2016 Update, MSDE, Oct. 25, 2016.
- Teacher Attrition by Years of Experience. MSDE data published online. Last accessed Feb. 10, 2017.
Note that the data provided here does not allow compensation analysts to answer key questions regarding the effectiveness of compensation policies to incentivize teacher induction and retention.
MISUSE OF MSDE’S DATA
Examples of misleading uses:
Shuls, James V., The truth about second jobs, MDReporter.com, Sep 9, 2018
Maryland Commission on Innovation & Excellence Preliminary Report, January 2018. This report makes numerous and misleading salary statistic assertions based on MSDE’s misleading salary data. The Commission was appointed by the Maryland General Assembly and Governor.
National Council on Teacher Quality’s Teacher Contract Database, including salary statistics for Maryland local school districts such as Anne Arundel County. The use of the data here are not as misleading as Maryland government’s misuse of MSDE’s data.
Papst, Chris, Cost of a Good Teacher: 131 City Teachers Make $100k, Fox 45 News, April 30, 2018. Note the average salary statistic of $66,961.
Negotiated Paycheck Deductions for Union Representation
This is interesting because of the widespread omission of this expenditure from public disclosure, despite it being included as a major category within public payroll systems.
National and State Dues
Source: MSEA's Dues Chart. Accessed June 26, 2017.
Howard County is one of the few counties in Maryland where the local union dues are made accessible to the public. They are $649/year.
|above $42,179||$32.45 per pay (teacher*) ($649/year)|
|between $30,000 – $42,179||$24.13 per pay (teacher*) ($482.60/year)|
|between $20,741 – $29,999||$23.04 per pay (teacher*) ($460.70/year)|
Source: Association Dues, Howard County Education Association. Accessed June 26, 2017.
Total Dues for a Full-Time Teacher Earning Between $40K and $160