(A.R.S. §15-903.E, amended by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §10)
1. Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2019 (budget year) $41,224
2. Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 (prior year) $37,486     
3. Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year $3,737
4. Percentage increase 10.0%

Comments on average salary calculation:

  • For the purpose of this disclosure, “teacher” is defined as a “returning teacher.”
  • Returning teachers received an average salary increase of 10% in FY19.

Note:

  • Salaries for new teachers are based on the faculty candidate’s level of education and relevant teaching experience. Increase in pay is available to faculty for educational advancement to a Master’s degree or Doctorate.
  • Returning Teaching Assistants received a 5% wage increase.
  • Prop. 301 teacher bonus funding is not included in these calculations.
  • 2017/2018 teacher increases were 2% (1% was funded by the State).

The table below indicates each academy’s average teacher salary for fiscal year 2019 as well as a calculation of total benefit expenditures as a percent of total salary expenditures at that academy. This means that for fiscal 2019 Great Hearts teachers received various employment benefits equal to 27-37% of their base salary.

Employee benefits include healthcare coverage, 401k matching (up to 2%), worker’s comp., and payroll taxes.

FY19 Salaries & Benefits Average Teacher Salary Benefits as % of Salary Years in Operation
Archway Arete  $ 37,279.00 35% 5
Archway Chandler  $ 39,972.00 35% 9
Archway Cicero  $ 37,533.00 37% 5
Archway Glendale  $ 39,117.00 33% 6
Archway Lincoln  $ 39,898.00 37% 4
Archway North Phoenix  $ 37,276.00 36% 7
Archway Scottsdale  $ 38,253.00 35% 8
Archway Trivium East  $ 37,454.00 32% 4
Archway Trivium West  $ 38,055.00 35% 8
Archway Veritas  $ 40,943.00 33% 8
Anthem Prep  $ 40,884.00 30% 9
Arete Prep  $ 41,240.00 28% 12
Chandler Prep  $ 43,859.00 29% 13
Cicero Prep  $ 38,805.00 30% 5
Glendale Prep  $ 40,552.00 28% 11
Lincoln Prep  $ 38,428.00 31% 4
North Phoenix Prep  $ 43,305.00 28% 7
Maryvale Prep  $ 38,719.00 34% 7
Scottsdale Prep  $ 44,123.00 27% 11
Trivium Prep  $ 40,466.00 28% 8
Veritas Prep  $ 45,264.00 27% 16