Average Teacher Salary in Delaware

The average teacher salary in Delaware for the year 2009 was $52,957. This was a 2.2 percent decrease from the year 2008 when Delaware teacher salaries averaged $54,130. This in turn was a 7.6 percent increase from the $50,290 average in 2007. The period from 2007 to 2009 saw a 5.3 percent increase in teaching salaries in Delaware.

Delaware teacher salaries exceeded the national average of $49,720 in 2009. They were also higher than the national average of $48,353 in 2008. The percentage change in teaching salary in Delaware exceeded the national average increase of 2.8 percent for the period 2008 to 2009.

Teacher salaries in Delaware ranked 13th in the nation in 2009. This was a drop in standings from 11th place in 2008. However, Delaware teacher salaries ranked 16th in 2007, so on the whole Delaware’s standing in 2009 indicates a continuing climb generally.

Average teacher salary in Delaware increased, then dropped in the 2007-2009 period. The following Delaware teacher salary schedule summarizes this information:

Average Salary Percent Change
Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 2008 to 2009 2007 to 2008 2007 to 2009
Delaware 13 $52,956.67 11 $54,130.00 16 $50,290.00 -2.17% 7.64% 5.30%

Read our article on becoming a teacher in Delaware if you are interested in teaching in Delaware.

Financial Data for Delaware

State Spending on Teachers

  • Salary expenditure on all teachers (including home schoolers, special education, non-certified teachers): $578,066,875
  • Benefits expenditures for teachers: $257,760,317
  • Instructional expenditures for teaching supplies: $33,087,199
  • Total current instructional expenditures per student (teacher salary and curriculum): $7,196
  • Total current expenditures per student: $13,719

Revenue Per Student From Various Sources

  • State revenue per student: $8,556
  • Federal revenue per student: $1,085

State Sources of Revenue for Schools

  • Revenue by state property tax: $422,756,736
  • Revenue by local government property tax: $-1
  • Federal grants direct to local districts: $0
  • Federal grants through state: $131,330,006

Delaware School Districts

School District Full Time Teachers Student to Teacher Ratio Contact Information
Academy Of Dover Charter School 17 14 to 1
104 Saulsbury Rd
Dover, DE 19904
302-674-0684
Appoquinimink School District 532 16 to 1
313 South Fifth St
Odessa, DE 19730
302-376-4128
Brandywine School District 729 14 to 1
1000 Pennsylvania Ave
Claymont, DE 19703
302-793-5000
Caesar Rodney School District 472 15 to 1
219 Old North Rd
North Grosvenordale, DE 19934
302-697-2173
Campus Community Charter School 39 15 to 1
21 North Bradford St
Dover, DE 19904
302-736-3300
Cape Henlopen School District 349 13 to 1
1270 Kings Hwy
Lewes, DE 19958
302-645-6686
Capital School District 436 14 to 1
945 Forest St
Dover, DE 19904
302-672-1500
Charter School Of Wilmington 46 21 to 1
100 North Dupont Rd
Wilmington, DE 19807
302-651-2727
Christina School District 1,178 15 to 1
600 North Lombard St
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-552-2600
Colonial School District 640 16 to 1
318 East Basin Rd
New Castle, DE 19720
302-323-2700
Delaware College Preparatory Academy not available not available
2916 Duncan Rd
Wilmington, DE 19908
302-762-7424
Delaware Military Academy 23 23 to 1
112 Middleboro Rd
Wilmington, DE 19804
302-998-0745
Delmar School District 66 18 to 1
200 North Eighth St
Delmar, DE 19940
302-846-9544
East Side Charter School 31 12 to 1
3000 North Claymont St
Wilmington, DE 19802
302-762-5834
Edison (thomas A.) Charter School 50 17 to 1
2200 North Locust St
Wilmington, DE 19802
302-778-1101
Family Foundations Academy 26 15 to 1
1101 Delaware St
New Castle, DE 19720
302-324-8901
Indian River School District 580 15 to 1
31 Hosier St
Selbyville, DE 19975
302-436-1000
Kuumba Academy Charter School 19 13 to 1
519 North Market St
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-472-6450
Lake Forest School District 273 14 to 1
5423 Killens Pond Rd
Felton, DE 19943
302-284-3020
Laurel School District 137 15 to 1
1160 South Central Ave
Laurel, DE 19956
302-875-6100
Milford School District 258 16 to 1
906 Lakeview Ave
Milford, DE 19963
302-422-1600
Mot Charter School 37 18 to 1
1156 Levels Rd
Middletown, DE 19709
302-376-5125
Moyer (maurice J.) Academy 26 13 to 1
97 Vandever Ave
Wilmington, DE 19899
302-428-9500
New Castle County Votech School District 325 14 to 1
1417 Newporoute Rd
Wilmington, DE 19804
302-995-8000
Newark Charter School 67 19 to 1
2001 Patriot Way
Newark, DE 19711
302-369-2001
Odyssey Charter School 21 14 to 1
Building 40
Wilmington, DE 19805
302-994-6490
Pencader Business And Finance Charter High School 30 19 to 1
170 Lukens Dr
New Castle, DE 19720
302-472-0794
Polytech School District 84 14 to 1
823 Walnut Shade Rd
Woodside, DE 19980
302-697-2170
Positive Outcomes Charter School 12 10 to 1
3337 South Dupont Hwy
Camden, DE 19934
302-697-8805
Prestige Academy not available not available
2916 Duncan Rd
Wilmington, DE 19908
302-762-4782
Providence Creek Academy Charter School 41 16 to 1
355 West Duck Creek Rd
Clayton, DE 19938
302-653-6276
Red Clay Consolidated School District 956 16 to 1
4550 New Linden Hill Rd
Wilmington, DE 19808
302-552-3700
Seaford School District 232 15 to 1
390 North Market St Extend
Seaford, DE 19973
302-629-4587
Smyrna School District 281 17 to 1
22 South Main St
Smyrna, DE 19977
302-653-8585
Sussex Academy Of Arts And Sciences 17 19 to 1
21777 Sussex Pines Rd
Georgetown, DE 19947
302-856-3636
Sussex Technical School District 93 14 to 1
17137 County Seat Hwy
Georgetown, DE 19947
302-856-2541
Woodbridge School District 142 14 to 1
16359 Sussex Hwy
Bridgeville, DE 19933
302-337-7990