Great Hearts is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization. This means that all revenue from state and philanthropic funding must go to the operations of Great Hearts and our academies. Furthermore, no part of the activities or the net earnings can unfairly benefit any director, officer, or any private individuals at Great Hearts.
Our teachers remain the single most important part of a Great Hearts education. In line with legislative intent, our first objective is to see that all returning lead teachers receive a 9% raise to their current salary. Those who have completed two or more years with Great Hearts as a lead teacher and are still below $40,000 after the 9% increase will receive up to an additional 1% increase towards this mark.
The state’s calculation of increased funding for teacher salaries did not include many members of our faculty who we know are essential to our schools and the moral and intellectual formation of our students. Notably, new state funds (other than a 1.8% COL increase) were not provided for ESS teachers, Apprentice or Assistant Teachers, as well as any other faculty or staff members who are not solely responsible for whole class instruction in a core course.
We have worked to stretch every dollar of additional funding, even those not intended for instructional salaries, to give other raises as well. ESS teachers will receive a 3% raise and returning TAs will receive a 5% raise this year. All other employees will receive up to a 2% COL increase.
Great Hearts Arizona Teacher Salaries
For the 2017-2018 school year the average Great Hearts teacher salary was $37,486. All returning Arizona teachers received a 10% raise bringing the average salary for the 2018-2019 school year to $41,224. Pursuant to Arizona State law, you will find all relevant teacher compensation data here.Learn More
Great Hearts Arizona Executive Pay
Great Hearts central office employees are compensated according to their responsibility for the maintenance and growth of a national nonprofit organization. Please review the executive compensation structure.Learn More