Average Teacher Salary in Washington DC

District of Columbia teacher salaries show a drop followed by an increase during the years 2007 through 2009. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average teacher salary in the District of Columbia was $52,957 in 2009. Teaching salaries in the District of Columbia were $44,435 in 2008, a decline from the average of $46,650 in 2007. These figures indicate a 4.8 percent drop from 2007 to 2008, with a measurable 19.2 percent increase from 2008-2009, for an overall increase of 13.5 percent from 2007 to 2009.

The national average for teacher salaries for the year 2009 was $49,720, and $48,353 for 2008. The national average experienced a 2.8 percent increase from 2008 to 2009. Teaching salaries in the District of Columbia experienced well above the national average percentile increases, and were higher in average dollar amounts for the year 2009. Average teacher salary in the District of Columbia was lower than the national average in 2008.

District of Columbia teacher salaries rose in the national rankings from 32nd in 2008 to 14th in 2009. The 2008 ranking was a drop from 22nd in the nation in 2007.

Teacher salaries in the District of Columbia have fluctuated over the last three years, but show a large increase as summarized in the following District of Columbia teacher salary schedule:

Average Salary Percent Change
Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 2008 to 2009 2007 to 2008 2007 to 2009
District of Columbia 14 $52,956.67 32 $44,435.00 22 $46,650.00 19.18% -4.75% 13.52%

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Financial Data for Washington DC

State Spending on Teachers

  • Salary expenditure on all teachers (including home schoolers, special education, non-certified teachers): $420,355,775
  • Benefits expenditures for teachers: $63,321,432
  • Instructional expenditures for teaching supplies: $92,048,679
  • Total current instructional expenditures per student (teacher salary and curriculum): $7,742
  • Total current expenditures per student: $18,313

Revenue Per Student From Various Sources

  • State revenue per student: $-1
  • Federal revenue per student: $1,980

State Sources of Revenue for Schools

  • Revenue by state property tax: $-1
  • Revenue by local government property tax: $345,498,271
  • Federal grants direct to local districts: $349,660
  • Federal grants through state: $135,246,955

Washington DC School Districts

School District Full Time Teachers Student to Teacher Ratio Contact Information
Abc Bilingual Community Academy Public Charter School 26 3 to 1
1501 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-822-6301
Academy For Education Learning Through The Arts Public Charter School 10 8 to 1
2100 New Hampshire Av NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-232-4014
Achievement Preparatory Academy Public Charter School 4 16 to 1
908 Wahler Placeace SE
Washington, DC 20032
202-441-7000
Appletree Early Learning Center Public Charter School 22 8 to 1
680 I St SW
Washington, DC 20024
202-646-0500
Arts And Technology Public Charter School 37 16 to 1
5300 Blaine St NE
Washington, DC 20019
202-398-6811
Barbara Jordan Public Charter School 9 7 to 1
100 Peabody St NW
Washington, DC 20011
202-545-0922
Booker T. Washington Public Charter School 22 11 to 1
1346 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-232-6090
Bridges Public Charter School 7 11 to 1
1250 Taylor St NW
Washington, DC 20011
202-545-0515
Capital City Public Charter School 15 25 to 1
3047 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-387-0309
Center City Public Charter School not available not available
7th New York Avene
Washington, DC 20002
202-589-0202
Cesar Chavez Public Public Charter School 120 11 to 1
709 12th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-547-3424
Children Studio School Public Charter School 6 14 to 1
1301 V St NE
Washington, DC 20009
202-387-6148
City Collegiate 6 17 to 1
3265 South St NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-339-9494
Community Academy Public Charter School 100 14 to 1
1300 Allison St NW
Washington, DC 20011
202-723-4100
D.c. Bilingual Public Charter School 20 14 to 1
1420 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-332-4200
D.c. Preparatory Academy Public Charter School 72 10 to 1
701 Edgewood St NE
Washington, DC 20017
202-832-5700
District Of Columbia Public Schools 3,552 13 to 1
825 North Capitol St NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-442-5885
E.l. Haynes Public Charter School 16 24 to 1
3029 14 St NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-667-4446
Eagle Academy Public Charter School 19 18 to 1
770 M St SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-544-2646
Early Childhood Academy Public Charter School 14 14 to 1
4025 9th St SE
Washington, DC 20032
202-373-0035
Education Strenghtens Families Public Charter School 9 2 to 1
2355 Ontario Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-797-7337
Elsie Whitlow Stokes Communtiy Freedom Public Charter School 45 7 to 1
3220 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
202-265-7237
Excel Academy Public Charter School 7 19 to 1
3845 South Capitoplace St SW
Washington, DC 20032
202-373-0097
Friendship Public Charter School 239 16 to 1
120 Q St NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-281-1700
Hope Community Academy Public Charter School not available not available
2917 8th St NE
Washington, DC 20017
202-723-0909
Hospitality Public Charter School 10 17 to 1
4301 13th St NW
Washington, DC 20011
202-737-6337
Howard Road Academy Public Charter School 60 14 to 1
701 Howard Rd SE
Washington, DC 20020
202-610-4193
Howard University Middle School Of Math And Science 19 16 to 1
405 Howard Placeace NW
Washington, DC 20059
202-806-7725
Hyde Leadership Public Charter School 70 10 to 1
101 T St NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-529-4400
Ideal Academy Public Charter School 37 11 to 1
100 Peabody St NW
Washington, DC 20011
202-723-6798
Imagine Southeast Public Charter School 28 8 to 1
421 Alabama Ave SE
Washington, DC 20032
202-561-1622
Integrated Design Electronics Academy 56 9 to 1
1027 45th St NE
Washington, DC 20019
202-399-4750
Kamit Institute Public Charter School 14 16 to 1
100 Peabody St NW
Washington, DC 20019
202-723-7886
Kipp Academy Public Charter School 58 19 to 1
421 Alabama Ave SE
Washington, DC 20032
202-373-0505
Latin America Youth Bilingual Montessori not available not available
1375 Missouri Ave NW
Washington, DC 20011
202-726-6200
Mary Mcleod Bethune Public Charter School 22 11 to 1
5413 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20011
202-723-5800
Maya Angelou Public Charter School 50 11 to 1
1851 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-939-9080
Mei Futures Public Charter School 16 4 to 1
1275 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
202-636-1930
Meridian Public Charter School 29 18 to 1
1328 Forida Av NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-387-9830
Nia Community Public Charter School 17 10 to 1
3845 South Capitol St SW
Washington, DC 20032
202-562-5440
Options Public Charter School 52 6 to 1
1375 East St NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-547-1028
Paul Jhs Public Charter School 55 10 to 1
5800 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20011
202-291-7499
Potomac Lighthouse Public Charter School 13 21 to 1
1600 Taylor St NE
Washington, DC 20017
202-526-6003
Roots Public Charter School 8 13 to 1
15 Kennedy St NW
Washington, DC 20011
202-882-8073
School For Arts In Learning Public Charter School 11 14 to 1
1100 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-296-9100
Seed Public Charter School 39 10 to 1
4300 C St SE
Washington, DC 20019
202-248-7773
Septima Clark Public Charter School 10 10 to 1
425 Chesapeake St SE
Washington, DC 20032
202-563-6556
St. Coletta Special Education Public Charter School 5 34 to 1
1901 Independence Av SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-350-8680
State Operative Agency not available not available
441 4th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-727-6434
The Next Step Public Charter School 1 67 to 1
1419 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-319-2249
Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter School 32 12 to 1
425 Chesapeake St SE
Washington, DC 20032
202-563-6862
Tree Of Life Public Charter School 17 18 to 1
2315 18th Placeace NE
Washington, DC 20018
202-832-1108
Two Rivers Public Charter School 25 15 to 1
1227 4th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-546-4477
Washington Latin Public Charter School 23 15 to 1
3855 Mass. Avene NW
Washington, DC 20016
202-223-1111
Washington Math Science Public Charter School 31 12 to 1
1920 Bladenshurg Rd NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-636-8011
Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School 14 9 to 1
4401 8th St NW
Washington, DC 20017
202-536-2503
William E. Doar Jr Public Charter School 39 17 to 1
705 Edgewood St NE
Washington, DC 20017
202-269-4646
Young America Works Public Charter School 26 13 to 1
6015-17 Chillum Placeace NE
Washington, DC 20011
202-722-9295