(A.R.S. §15-903.E, amended by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §10)
1. Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2020 (budget year) $40,941
2. Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2019 (prior year) $41,224    
3. Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year $833
4. Percentage increase 2.17%

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 2.17% in FY20.

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.
  • 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 2020 as well as a calculation of total benefit expenditures as a percent of total salary expenditures at that academy. This means that for fiscal 2020 Great Hearts teachers received various employment benefits equal to 30-36% of their base salary.

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

FY20 Salaries & Benefits Average Teacher Salary Benefits as % of Salary Years in Operation
Archway Arete  $ 38,985.00 34% 6
Archway Chandler  $ 40,960.00 33% 10
Archway Cicero  $ 39,210.00 34% 6
Archway Glendale  $ 40,373.00 33% 7
Archway Lincoln  $ 39,713.00 33% 5
Archway North Phoenix  $ 38,330.00 34% 8
Archway Scottsdale  $ 39,355.00 34% 9
Archway Trivium East  $ 38,051.00 34% 5
Archway Trivium West  $ 36,289.00 36% 9
Archway Veritas  $ 41,498.00 32% 9
Anthem Prep  $ 42,301.00 32% 10
Arete Prep  $ 43,485.00 31% 13
Chandler Prep  $ 44,649.00 31% 14
Cicero Prep  $ 40,264.00 33% 6
Glendale Prep  $ 40,585.00 33% 12
Lincoln Prep  $ 39,336.00 34% 5
North Phoenix Prep  $ 44,500.00 31% 8
Maryvale Prep  $ 38,920.00 34% 8
Scottsdale Prep  $ 45,586.00 30% 12
Trivium Prep  $ 40,411.00 33% 9
Veritas Prep  $ 41,498.00 30% 17