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Greendale Top Paid Teachers Second Highest in Region

Greendale School District teachers have some of the highest paid teachers in the region. The top salary rank second and the starting salary ranks fourth, according to information collected by the district.

Greendale's top-paid teachers have the second-highest salary in the region, according to information collected by the Greendale School District.

The top salary for a Greendale teacher is $82,689, which ranks second behind Port Washington‐Saukville ($84,282).

Starting teachers with a bachelor’s degree make $40,163 in Greendale, coming fourth behind Franklin ($49,679), Muskego‐Norway ($41,894), and Oak Creek‐Franklin ($41,000).

Greendale ranks fifth highest for salary level at the highest level of the Master’s degree salary and 11th at the lowest level.

Business Director Erin Green said in a memo, “To remain competitive, it is important that Greendale consider teachers at all levels of education and experience, as well as the total compensation package available to teachers. Salary is an important competent of compensation, but it should not be considered in isolation.”

The above chart ranks the salaries of the several school districts in southeastern Wisconsin. Note that the 2012-2013 chart has mostly 2011-2012 data, since many school districts have not yet settled their contracts. The information was gathered and provided by the Greendale School District.

Greendale Teachers' Salaries:

Greendale Teachers

Starting Lane Lowest Step

Master's Degree Lowest Step

Master's Degree Highest Step

Highest Lane Highest Step

$40,163

$44,765

$72,362

$82,689

Karen Caine December 06, 2012 at 10:33 PM
WEAC and Democratic directed school board at work. How much of a raise is under consideration now for 2013? No comment about that from the administration. Nothing new. It doesn't look like they need a big raise does it.
Greendale Citizen December 06, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Leaving their union and the school board out of it...why wouldn't they deserve a raise? Do they not work hard enough to deserve one? Are the results not there to show that our district is top notch? My children receive an excellent education here in Greendale, and I for one thinks every staff member in this district deserves a raise.
Charles Latawada December 07, 2012 at 12:19 AM
Do the Greendale taxpayers understand that the school district is pretty much out of line with the rest of the school districts? Will this district say no? I am glad there is an election coming.
Charles Latawada December 07, 2012 at 12:40 AM
The numbers in this article don't make sense. The top salary for a Greendale teacher is $89,789, which ranks second behind Port Washington‐Saukville ($84,282). This is all how fobar this place is.
sara December 07, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Excellent! I'm proud to pay our teachers high. We all know the community benefits of recruiting and retaining high quality teachers!
Greg December 07, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Is anybody worried about this pay schedule?
karen k January 03, 2013 at 04:41 AM
I live in Greenfield and would give my right arm for my child to be in your district. I was even considering trying to sell my house and move but my finances just do not allow. Keep a close eye on what you have and do whatever you can to maintain it.
Ron Burgundy February 27, 2013 at 10:48 PM
So you don't think that pay has any correlation to quality of teacher and/or quality of the education? What do you think they should be paid?

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