(A.R.S. §15-903.E, amended by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §10)
1. Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2021 (budget year) $39,424
2. Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2020 (prior year) $40,898
3. Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year -$1,473
4. Percentage increase -3.44%

Comments on average salary calculation:

  • Great Hearts has elected to delay salary increases to ensure we can protect jobs as we incur unforeseen expenses due to the pandemic. We are committed to fulfilling the increase as soon as financially possible.
  • For the purpose of this disclosure, “teacher” is defined as a “returning teacher.”

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.
  • Prop. 301 teacher bonus funding is not included in these calculations.

The table below indicates each academy’s average teacher salary for fiscal year 2021 as well as a calculation of total benefit expenditures as a percent of total salary expenditures at that academy. This means that for fiscal 2021 Great Hearts teachers received various employment benefits equal to 30-34% of their base salary.

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

FY21 Salaries & Benefits Average Teacher Salary Benefits as % of Salary Years in Operation
Archway Arete  $ 39,000.00 33% 7
Archway Chandler  $ 39,882.00 32% 11
Archway Cicero  $ 37,619.00 34% 7
Archway Glendale  $ 39,027.00 33% 8
Archway Lincoln  $ 39,828.00 32% 6
Archway North Phoenix  $ 37,621.00 34% 9
Archway Scottsdale  $ 37,228.00 34% 10
Archway Trivium East  $ 36,817.00 34% 6
Archway Trivium West  $ 38,424.00 33% 10
Archway Veritas  $ 39,192.00 33% 10
Anthem Prep  $ 39.827.00 32% 11
Arete Prep  $ 41,514.00 31% 14
Chandler Prep  $ 41,856.00 31% 15
Cicero Prep  $ 38,625.00 33% 7
Glendale Prep  $ 39,275.00 33% 13
Lincoln Prep  $ 36,738.00 34% 6
Maryvale Prep  $ 40,662.00 32% 9
North Phoenix Prep  $ 39,787.00 32% 9
Scottsdale Prep  $ 43,072.00 31% 13
Trivium Prep  $ 37,370.00 34% 10
Veritas Prep  $ 44,547.00 30% 18