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Average Sharon Teacher Salary $75K—Among Highest in State, Report Says

Sharon teachers are among the highest paid, said a report.

Sharon High School. Credit: Patch file photo
Sharon High School. Credit: Patch file photo
The average teacher in the Sharon school system last year earned $75,387—the 84th highest figure in the state, according to a new report by the Boston Business Journal.

The Concord-Carlisle school system last year earned $95,947, the highest average in the state. The community of Florida in western Massachusetts came in last with $35,497.

"There's really not much consistency among local towns and cities when it comes to teacher salaries and employment," the report, posted by the Journal's Craig Douglas, said. "Some communities are spending more than ever, while others are below where they were before the last recession."
Howard Wiseman May 22, 2014 at 07:32 AM
It is a truism to say that you get what you pay for. But it is only true if the management spending the $ has the commitment to excellence and the talent to execute the plan. Luckily, Sharon has both. Conversely, things that are cheap, are cheap for a reason.
John May 22, 2014 at 08:28 AM
Before you queue the band, take note that the current Town budget is not a sustainable one. Think of it this way, if 85% of your budget is tied up in salary and benefits, and you are limited to a 2.5% annual tax increase (note we are already the 2nd highest if not the highest prop tax in the State), and salary goes up by 3% and Benefits by 6% or more, you strangle every other expense which is also rising. Also note, that the Norfolk County Pension System, of which we are a part, is only 60% (as of 2012) funded, meaning it is underfunded by a whopping 40% which is another bill that will come due. Then we added a $25M public safety building. I would say the Management of the Town has been pedestrian at best.
Kurt Buermann May 30, 2014 at 09:47 AM
I am so tired to seeing the last comment every time I open Patch's home page. The word is "cue". Not "queue." Poor grammar and wrong use of words is usually indicative of hazy or flawed thinking on the part of the writer. The worst offenders seem to be newscasters. Their language is substandard to the point of being a series of grunts and utterances. http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/cue
John May 30, 2014 at 12:29 PM
Cue, or Queue, or Q, what can I say, my math is far better than my English and since I dont speak a second language I can only butcher the one I know (English)

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