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Table: Exploring the Salary Gap

February 15, 2005 1 min read

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Gaps exist within California’s 10 largest school districts between the average salary paid to teachers in the highest-poverty schools and the lowest-poverty schools. The figures in parentheses show the few cases where salaries are higher in schools serving the most students living in poverty.

Size of Gap
School District Elementary Middle High
Elk Grove $697 $(2,514) $3,042
Fresno 3,160 3,052 1,165
Long Beach (1,959) (3,276) 1,612
Los Angeles (1,256) (1,660) (1,193)
Sacramento 5,231 (895) 4,958
San Bernardino 5,760 3,451 4,356
San Diego 3,909 4,087 3,196
San Francisco 2,363 740 3,810
San Juan 3,259 5,654 1,893
Santa Ana 3,021 4,517 (3,540)

A version of this article appeared in the February 16, 2005 edition of Education Week as Exploring the Salary Gap