Average Teacher Salary in Bessemer City

The average teacher salary in Bessemer City is $43,534.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $22,440 $15,240 $17,620 $21,660 $25,340 $30,920
Kindergarten $47,060 $34,210 $42,110 $48,920 $54,480 $59,450
Elementary $48,890 $36,090 $41,350 $48,230 $55,910 $64,510
Middle school $49,560 $37,990 $42,850 $48,980 $56,060 $63,720
High school $49,720 $37,050 $42,270 $49,560 $56,660 $63,210

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General Facts

  • Staff: 511
  • Full time teachers: 243
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 12 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 0
  • Instructional Coordinators: 53
  • Elementary Teachers: 121
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 34
  • Pre-K Teachers: 1
  • High School Teachers: 87
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 4,174

Financial Statistics for Bessemer City

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $13,196,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $22,304,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $6,218,000
  • Total revenue: $41,718,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $19,830,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $20,657,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $7,802,000
  • Expenditures per student: $545,000
  • Total expenditures: $41,032,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $0
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $0
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within Bessemer City

Elementary Schools within the Bessemer City

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Abrams Elementary School
1200 23rd St North
Bessemer, AL 35020
205-432-3100
  • Total: 514
  • Kindergarten: 83
  • 1st grade: 89
  • 2nd grade: 80
  • 3rd grade: 79
  • 4th grade: 66
  • 5th grade: 61
  • 6th grade: 56
15 to 1 35 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Charles F Hard Elementary School
2801 Arlington Ave
Bessemer, AL 35020
205-432-3300
  • Total: 366
  • Kindergarten: 54
  • 1st grade: 63
  • 2nd grade: 49
  • 3rd grade: 49
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 49
  • 6th grade: 41
15 to 1 24 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Greenwood Elementary School
1219 School Rd
Bessemer, AL 35022
205-379-3750
  • Total: 211
  • Kindergarten: 36
  • 1st grade: 37
  • 2nd grade: 35
  • 3rd grade: 36
  • 4th grade: 38
  • 5th grade: 29
13 to 1 16 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Jonesboro Elementary School
125 Owen Ave
Bessemer, AL 35020
205-432-3400
  • Total: 877
  • Kindergarten: 109
  • 1st grade: 125
  • 2nd grade: 130
  • 3rd grade: 137
  • 4th grade: 123
  • 5th grade: 136
  • 6th grade: 117
16 to 1 55 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Westhills Elementary School
710 Glenn Rd
Bessemer, AL 35022
205-432-3500
  • Total: 414
  • Kindergarten: 68
  • 1st grade: 55
  • 2nd grade: 66
  • 3rd grade: 61
  • 4th grade: 50
  • 5th grade: 63
  • 6th grade: 51
15 to 1 27 Kindergarten 6th Grade

Middle Schools within the Bessemer City

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
James A Davis Middle School
1224 Clarendon Ave
Bessemer, AL 35020
205-432-3600
  • Total: 688
  • 7th grade: 327
  • 8th grade: 361
18 to 1 38 7th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Bessemer City

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Jess Lanier High School
100 High School Dr
Bessemer, AL 35022
205-432-3700
  • Total: 1,104
  • 9th grade: 422
  • 10th grade: 281
  • 11th grade: 233
  • 12th grade: 168
19 to 1 57 9th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $12,232
  • Median family income: $28,230
  • Median male income: $23,155
  • Median female income: $15,041
  • Median income of a renter: $15,362
  • Median income of a home owner: $29,623
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    3,620 1,670 1,395 1,070 274