Teacher Salary Information

It cannot be stated often enough how great an impact our educators have on our students and the Community. 

We value and appreciate our staff now and always, which we hope is evident in the changes we’ve seen with regards to professional development opportunities, benefits and compensation. 

As such, we want to share exemplars of how fortunate we are to serve in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

The starting base salary for certified staff during 2017/2018 was $43,343; the starting base salary for certified staff during the 2018/2019 was $44,643; and the starting base salary for certified staff this year (2019/2020) is $45,879. Click here to view the current salary schedules for Salt River Schools certified staff.

Below is information regarding our report on average salary increases in both raw dollars and percentages, in addition to our Cost-of-Living-Allowances (COLA) paid to staff.


Average Certified Staff Salaries from SY2019 to SY2020
  ALL   % Change $ Change 
 SY 2020 $58,043  0.9% $496 
 SY 2019 $57,547 3.5% $1,950 
 SY 2018 $55,597    

COLA History COLA % Applied  Applied to Compensation ‚Äč
SY 2020 TBD TBD
SY 2019 3.0% Lump sum payment (aligned to SRPMIC) 
SY 2018 3.0% base
SY 2017
3.0% base
SY 2016 3.5% base
SY 2015 3.5% base
SY 2014 3.5% base
SY 2013 2.5% Lump sum payment (aligned to SRPMIC)
   22.0%

Click here to read the legislative summary about the bills impacting Arizona schools and educators.

For more information, please visit our Human Resources page.
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