Average Teacher Salary in Georgia

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the 2009 average teacher salary in Georgia was $51,050. This figure represents a 5.43 percent increase over the previous year’s average salary of $48,420. This makes Georgia teacher salaries slightly higher than the national average for teacher salaries, which was $49,720 in 2009 and $48,353 in 2008.

The average teacher salary in Georgia has been steadily rising for the last several years. In 2007, teacher salaries in Georgia were $46,900 before increasing by 3.24 percent the following year.

Teaching salaries in Georgia have hovered near the mid-point of national rankings. In 2007, teaching salaries in Georgia ranked 20th in the nation before falling to 21st place in 2008. In 2009, Georgia teacher salaries rose to 19th place in the nation.

The Georgia teacher salary schedule below shows how Georgia teacher salaries have changed since 2007.

Average Salary Percent Change
Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 2008 to 2009 2007 to 2008 2007 to 2009
Georgia 19 $51,050.00 21 $48,420.00 20 $46,900.00 5.43% 3.24% 8.85%

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Financial Data for Georgia

State Spending on Teachers

  • Salary expenditure on all teachers (including home schoolers, special education, non-certified teachers): $6,890,147,212
  • Benefits expenditures for teachers: $2,421,620,241
  • Instructional expenditures for teaching supplies: $574,439,030
  • Total current instructional expenditures per student (teacher salary and curriculum): $6,585
  • Total current expenditures per student: $11,089

Revenue Per Student From Various Sources

  • State revenue per student: $5,139
  • Federal revenue per student: $907

State Sources of Revenue for Schools

  • Revenue by state property tax: $5,704,872,829
  • Revenue by local government property tax: $150,195,991
  • Federal grants direct to local districts: $28,151,764
  • Federal grants through state: $1,390,187,975

Georgia School Districts

School District Full Time Teachers Student to Teacher Ratio Contact Information
Appling County School District 260 14 to 1
249 Blackshear Hwy
Baxley, GA 31513
912-367-8600
Atkinson County School District 117 15 to 1
98 East Roberts Ave
Pearson, GA 31642
912-422-7373
Atlanta Public Schools 3,764 13 to 1
130 Trinity Ave S.w.
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-802-3500
Bacon County School District 131 14 to 1
102 West 4th St
Alma, GA 31510
912-632-7363
Baker County School District 39 11 to 1
400 Hillcrest Dr
Newton, GA 31770
229-734-5346
Baldwin County 458 13 to 1
110 North Abc St
Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-453-4176
Banks County School District 210 14 to 1
102 Hwy 51 South
Homer, GA 30547
706-677-2224
Barrow County School District 880 14 to 1
179 West Athens St
Winder, GA 30680
770-867-4527
Bartow County School District 1,045 14 to 1
65 Gilreath Rd NW
Cartersville, GA 30120
770-606-5800
Ben Hill County School District 232 15 to 1
509 West Palm St
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
229-409-5500
Berrien County School District 212 15 to 1
100 East Smith Ave
Nashville, GA 31639
229-686-2081
Bibb County 1,645 15 to 1
484 Mulberry St
Macon, GA 31201
478-765-8711
Bleckley County School District 180 14 to 1
909 N.e Dykes St
Cochran, GA 31014
478-934-2821
Brantley County School District 242 15 to 1
Rt. 2 Box 22-t
Nahunta, GA 31553
912-462-6176
Bremen City School District 122 16 to 1
504 Laurel St
Bremen, GA 30110
770-537-5508
Brooks County School District 177 13 to 1
704 North Tallokas Rd
Quitman, GA 31643
229-263-7531
Bryan County School District 470 15 to 1
66 Industrial Blvd
Pembroke, GA 31321
912-626-5000
Buford City School District 226 13 to 1
70 Wiley Dr
Buford, GA 30518
770-945-5035
Bulloch County School District 663 14 to 1
150 Williams Rd
Statesboro, GA 30458
912-764-1611
Burke County School District 343 14 to 1
789 Perimeter Rd
Waynesboro, GA 30830
706-554-5101
Butts County School District 243 15 to 1
181 North Mulberry St
Jackson, GA 30233
770-504-2300
Calhoun City School District 221 15 to 1
380 Barrett Rd
Calhoun, GA 30701
706-629-2900
Calhoun County 46 14 to 1
10877 Dickey St
Morgan, GA 39866
229-849-2765
Camden County School District 683 14 to 1
311 South East St
Kingsland, GA 31548
912-729-5687
Candler County School District 139 14 to 1
210 South College St
Metter, GA 30439
912-685-5713
Carroll County School District 1,046 14 to 1
164 Independence Dr
Carrollton, GA 30116
770-832-3568
Carrollton City School District 251 18 to 1
106 Trojan Dr
Carrollton, GA 30117
770-832-9633
Cartersville City School District 277 14 to 1
15 Nelson St
Cartersville, GA 30120
770-382-5880
Catoosa County School District 744 14 to 1
307 Cleveland St
Ringgold, GA 30736
706-965-2297
Ccat School School District 13 10 to 1
149 Northside Dr East
Statesboro, GA 30458
912-764-5888
Charlton County School District 121 15 to 1
500 South Third St
Folkston, GA 31537
912-496-2596
Chatham County School District 2,715 13 to 1
208 Bull St
Savannah, GA 31401
912-201-5600
Chattahoochee County School District 64 15 to 1
326 Brd St
Cusseta, GA 31805
706-989-3774
Chattooga County School District 216 14 to 1
33 Middle School Rd
Summerville, GA 30747
706-857-3447
Cherokee County 2,604 14 to 1
221 West Main St
Canton, GA 30114
770-479-1871
Chickamauga City School District 76 18 to 1
402 Cove Rd
Chickamauga, GA 30707
706-382-3100
Clarke County 1,025 12 to 1
240 Mitchell Bridge Rd
Athens, GA 30606
706-546-7721
Clay County 29 11 to 1
111 Commerce St
Fort Gaines, GA 31751
229-768-2232
Clayton County School District 3,723 13 to 1
1058 Fifth Ave
Jonesboro, GA 30236
770-473-2700
Clinch County School District 104 14 to 1
46 South College
Homerville, GA 31634
912-487-5321
Cobb County School District 8,215 13 to 1
514 Glover St
Marietta, GA 30061
770-426-3300
Coffee County 573 14 to 1
1311 South Peterson Ave
Douglas, GA 31533
912-384-2086
Colquitt County School District 610 15 to 1
710 28th Ave SE
Moultrie, GA 31768
229-890-6200
Columbia County School District 1,492 15 to 1
4781 Hereford Farm Rd
Evans, GA 30809
706-541-0650
Commerce City School District 115 13 to 1
270 Lakeview Dr
Commerce, GA 30529
706-335-5500
Cook County School District 220 15 to 1
1109 North Parrish Ave
Adel, GA 31620
229-896-2294
Coweta County School District 1,510 15 to 1
237 Jackson St
Newnan, GA 30264
770-254-2801
Crawford County School District 133 14 to 1
190 Crusselle St
Roberta, GA 31078
478-836-3131
Crisp County School District 331 13 to 1
201 7th St South
Cordele, GA 31015
229-276-3400
Dade County School District 164 16 to 1
52 Tradition Ln
Trenton, GA 30752
706-657-4361
Dalton City School District 499 14 to 1
100 South Hamilton St
Dalton, GA 30720
706-278-8766
Dawson County School District 266 13 to 1
517 Allen St
Dawsonville, GA 30534
706-265-3246
Decatur City 224 13 to 1
758 Scott Blvd
Decatur, GA 30030
404-370-4400
Decatur County School District 392 14 to 1
100 South West St
Bainbridge, GA 39817
229-248-2200
Dekalb County 6,902 15 to 1
3770 North Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA 30032
678-676-1200
Dodge County School District 235 14 to 1
700 College St
Eastman, GA 31023
478-374-3783
Dooly County School District 108 14 to 1
202 Cotton St
Vienna, GA 31092
229-268-4761
Dougherty County School District 1,115 15 to 1
200 Pine Ave
Albany, GA 31701
229-431-1285
Douglas County School District 1,777 14 to 1
9030 Hwy 5
Douglasville, GA 30134
770-651-2000
Dublin City School District 203 14 to 1
207 Shamrock Dr
Dublin, GA 31021
478-272-3440
Early County School District 201 12 to 1
11927 Columbia St
Blakely, GA 39823
229-723-4337
Echols County School District 55 13 to 1
216 Hwy 129 North
Statenville, GA 31648
229-559-5734
Effingham County School District 814 14 to 1
405 North Ash St
Springfield, GA 31329
912-754-6491
Elbert County School District 274 13 to 1
50 Laurel Dr
Elberton, GA 30635
706-213-4000
Emanuel County School District 309 14 to 1
201 North Main St
Swainsboro, GA 30401
478-237-6674
Evans County School District 135 14 to 1
613 West Main St
Claxton, GA 30417
912-739-3544
Fannin County School District 209 15 to 1
2290 East First St
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-632-3771
Fayette County 1,573 14 to 1
210 Stonewall Ave West
Fayetteville, GA 30214
770-460-3535
Floyd County School District 805 13 to 1
600 Riverside Parkway NE
Rome, GA 30161
706-234-1031
Forsyth County School District 2,215 15 to 1
1120 Dahlonega Hwy
Cumming, GA 30040
770-887-2461
Franklin County 256 15 to 1
280 Busha Rd
Carnesville, GA 30521
706-384-4554
Fulton County School District 6,530 14 to 1
786 Cleveland Ave SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
404-768-3600
Gainesville City School District 447 14 to 1
508 Oak St NW
Gainesville, GA 30501
770-536-5275
Gilmer County School District 322 13 to 1
497 Bobcat Trail
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-276-5000
Glascock County School District 43 15 to 1
738 Railrd Ave
Gibson, GA 30810
706-598-2291
Glynn County School District 906 14 to 1
1313 Egmont St
Brunswick, GA 31520
912-267-4100
Gordon County School District 499 14 to 1
205 Warrior Path
Calhoun, GA 30701
706-629-7366
Grady County School District 318 14 to 1
122 Noth Brd St
Cairo, GA 39828
229-377-3701
Greene County 166 12 to 1
101 East Third St
Greensboro, GA 30642
706-453-7688
Gwinnett County School District 10,978 14 to 1
437 Old Peachtree Rd NW
Suwanee, GA 30024
678-301-6000
Habersham County School District 525 13 to 1
132 West Stanford Mill Rd
Clarkesville, GA 30523
706-754-2118
Hall County School District 1,882 14 to 1
711 Green St Suite 100
Gainesville, GA 30505
770-534-1080
Hancock County School District 116 11 to 1
Augusta Hwy
Sparta, GA 31087
706-444-5775
Haralson County School District 282 14 to 1
10 Van Weroute St
Buchanan, GA 30113
770-646-3882
Harris County School District 327 15 to 1
132 Barnes Mill Rd
Hamilton, GA 31811
706-628-4206
Hart County School District 258 14 to 1
284 Campbell Dr
Hartwell, GA 30643
706-376-5141
Heard County School District 153 14 to 1
131 East Couroute Square
Franklin, GA 30217
706-675-3320
Henry County 2,675 15 to 1
33 North Zack Hinton Parkway
Mcdonough, GA 30253
770-957-6601
Houston County 1,911 14 to 1
1100 Main St
Perry, GA 31069
478-988-6200
Irwin County School District 127 14 to 1
210 Applacee St
Ocilla, GA 31774
229-468-7485
Ivy Prep School District 8 18 to 1
5575 Peachtree Pkwy
Norcross, GA 30092
404-999-9999
Jackson County 549 13 to 1
1660 Winder Hwy
Jefferson, GA 30549
706-367-5151
Jasper County School District 147 15 to 1
1125a Fred Smith St
Monticello, GA 31064
706-468-6350
Jeff Davis County School District 192 15 to 1
44 Charles Rogers Blvd
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
912-375-6700
Jefferson City School District 185 14 to 1
575 Washington St
Jefferson, GA 30549
706-367-2880
Jefferson County 230 14 to 1
1001 Peachtree St
Louisville, GA 30434
478-625-7626
Jenkins County School District 108 14 to 1
1152 East Winthrope Ave
Millen, GA 30442
478-982-6000
Johnson County School District 84 15 to 1
325 Lee St
Wrightsville, GA 31096
478-864-3302
Jones County School District 394 14 to 1
125 Stewaroute Ave
Gray, GA 31032
478-986-6580
Kidspeace School District 7 8 to 1
101 Kidspeace Dr
Bowdon, GA 30108
770-437-7200
Lamar County 159 16 to 1
3 Trojan Way
Barnesville, GA 30204
770-358-5891
Lanier County School District 117 15 to 1
Hwy 221 South
Lakeland, GA 31635
229-482-3966
Laurens County School District 459 14 to 1
467 Firetower Rd
Dublin, GA 31021
478-272-4767
Lee County 393 16 to 1
126 Starksville Ave North
Leesburg, GA 31763
229-903-2100
Liberty County School District 702 16 to 1
200 Bradwell
Hinesville, GA 31313
912-876-2161
Lincoln County School District 102 13 to 1
423 Metasville Rd
Lincolnton, GA 30817
706-359-3742
Long County School District 153 17 to 1
Mcdonald St
Ludowici, GA 31316
912-545-2367
Lowndes County 688 14 to 1
1592 Norman Dr
Valdosta, GA 31603
229-245-2250
Lumpkin County School District 270 14 to 1
56 Indian Dr
Dahlonega, GA 30533
706-864-3611
Macon County 131 14 to 1
Hwy 49
Oglethorpe, GA 31068
478-472-8188
Madison County 344 14 to 1
55 Mary Ellen Couroute
Danielsville, GA 30633
706-795-2191
Marietta City School District 624 13 to 1
250 Howard St
Marietta, GA 30060
770-422-3500
Marion County 94 15 to 1
1697 Pineville Rd
Buena Vista, GA 31803
229-649-2234
Mcduffie County School District 310 14 to 1
716 North Lee St
Thomson, GA 30824
706-986-4000
Mcintosh County School District 131 14 to 1
200 Pine St
Darien, GA 31305
912-437-6645
Meriwether County School District 259 13 to 1
2100 Gaston St
Greenville, GA 30222
706-672-4297
Miller County School District 79 14 to 1
111 North First St
Colquitt, GA 39837
229-758-5592
Mitchell County School District 205 12 to 1
108 South Harney St
Camilla, GA 31730
229-336-2100
Monroe County 262 15 to 1
25 Brooklyn Ave
Forsyth, GA 31029
478-994-2031
Montgomery County 86 13 to 1
305 South Richardson St
Mount Vernon, GA 30445
912-583-2740
Morgan County 250 13 to 1
1065 East Ave
Madison, GA 30650
706-342-0752
Mountain Education Center 44 17 to 1
218 School St
Blairsville, GA 30512
706-745-9575
Murray County School District 538 15 to 1
715 Chestnut St
Chatsworth, GA 30705
706-695-4531
Muscogee County School District 2,363 14 to 1
1200 Bradley Dr
Columbus, GA 31906
706-748-2000
Newton County School District 1,330 15 to 1
2109 Newton Dr NE
Covington, GA 30014
770-787-1330
Oconee County School District 450 14 to 1
34 School St
Watkinsville, GA 30677
706-769-5130
Odyssey School District 89 52 to 1
1485 Hwy 34 East Suite B-1
Newnan, GA 30265
678-423-5155
Oglethorpe County School District 176 14 to 1
735 Athens Rd
Lexington, GA 30648
706-743-8128
Paulding County School District 1,975 14 to 1
3236 Atlanta Hwy
Dallas, GA 30132
770-443-8000
Peach County School District 283 14 to 1
523 Vineville St
Fort Valley, GA 31030
478-825-5933
Pelham City School District 117 13 to 1
188 West Railrd St South
Pelham, GA 31779
229-294-8715
Pickens County 338 13 to 1
159 Stegall Dr
Jasper, GA 30143
706-253-1700
Pierce County School District 250 14 to 1
834 East Main St
Blackshear, GA 31516
912-449-2044
Pike County 236 15 to 1
16 Jackson St
Zebulon, GA 30295
770-567-8489
Polk County School District 531 14 to 1
612 South College St
Cedartown, GA 30125
770-748-3821
Pulaski County School District 124 13 to 1
206 Mccormick Ave
Hawkinsville, GA 31036
478-783-7200
Putnam County School District 238 12 to 1
158 Old Glenwood Springs Rd
Eatonton, GA 31024
706-485-5381
Quitman County School District 22 13 to 1
173 Kaigler Rd
Georgetown, GA 39854
229-334-4298
Rabun County School District 169 13 to 1
41 Education St
Clayton, GA 30525
706-746-5376
Randolph County 116 12 to 1
1208 Andrew St
Cuthbert, GA 39840
229-732-2641
Richmond County School District 2,345 14 to 1
864 Brd St
Augusta, GA 30901
706-826-1000
Rockdale County School District 1,179 13 to 1
954 North Main St
Conyers, GA 30012
770-483-4713
Rome City School District 422 13 to 1
508 East 2nd St
Rome, GA 30161
706-236-5050
Schley County School District 90 15 to 1
401 Perry Dr
Ellaville, GA 31806
229-937-2405
Scholars Academy 7 13 to 1
6390 Church St
Riverdale, GA 30274
404-266-6318
Screven County School District 198 14 to 1
216 Mims Rd
Sylvania, GA 30467
912-564-7114
Seminole County School District 119 14 to 1
800 South Woolfork Ave
Donalsonville, GA 39845
229-524-2433
Social Circle City School District 125 14 to 1
240-b West Hightower Trail
Social Circle, GA 30025
770-464-2731
Spalding County School District 770 14 to 1
216 South Sixth St
Griffin, GA 30224
770-229-3700
State Schools School District not available not available
2053 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-656-2596
Stephens County School District 325 13 to 1
Hwy 106 South
Toccoa, GA 30577
706-886-9415
Stewart County School District 51 12 to 1
Old Eufaula Hwy
Lumpkin, GA 31815
229-838-4329
Sumter County 418 13 to 1
201 Industrial Way
Americus, GA 31709
229-931-8500
Talbot County School District 56 12 to 1
405 Tyler St
Talbotton, GA 31827
706-665-8528
Taliaferro County School District 24 10 to 1
557 Brd St
Crawfordville, GA 30631
706-456-2575
Tattnall County School District 236 15 to 1
146 West Brazell St
Reidsville, GA 30453
912-557-4726
Taylor County School District 121 13 to 1
229 Mulberry St
Butler, GA 31006
478-862-5224
Telfair County School District 126 14 to 1
910 West Huckabee St
Mcrae, GA 31055
229-868-5661
Terrell County School District 109 14 to 1
955 Forrester Dr SE
Dawson, GA 39842
229-995-4425
Thomas County School District 395 14 to 1
200 North Pinetree Blvd
Thomasville, GA 31792
229-225-4380
Thomaston-upson County School District 315 15 to 1
205 Civic Center Dr
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9621
Thomasville City 202 15 to 1
915 East Jackson St
Thomasville, GA 31792
229-225-2600
Tift County School District 552 14 to 1
207 North Ridge Ave
Tifton, GA 31794
229-387-2400
Toombs County School District 227 13 to 1
117 East Wesley Ave
Lyons, GA 30436
912-526-3141
Towns County School District 95 12 to 1
67 Lakeview Circlecle
Hiawassee, GA 30546
706-896-2279
Treutlen County School District 87 14 to 1
202 Third St
Soperton, GA 30457
912-529-4228
Trion City School District 92 15 to 1
1255 Pine St
Trion, GA 30753
706-734-2363
Troup County School District 871 14 to 1
200 Mooty Bridge Rd
Lagrange, GA 30240
706-812-7900
Turner County School District 138 13 to 1
423 North Cleveland St
Ashburn, GA 31714
229-567-3338
Twiggs County School District 74 14 to 1
952 Main St
Jeffersonville, GA 31044
478-945-3127
Union County School District 210 12 to 1
10 Hughes St
Blairsville, GA 30512
706-745-2322
Valdosta City School District 572 13 to 1
1204 Williams St
Valdosta, GA 31601
229-333-8500
Vidalia City School District 172 15 to 1
301 Adams St
Vidalia, GA 30474
912-537-3088
Walker County 685 14 to 1
201 South Duke St
Lafayette, GA 30728
706-638-1240
Walton County School District 878 15 to 1
200 Double Springs Church Rd
Monroe, GA 30656
770-266-4520
Ware County School District 448 13 to 1
1301 Bailey St
Waycross, GA 31501
912-283-8656
Warren County School District 60 13 to 1
107 Academy St
Warrenton, GA 30828
706-465-3383
Washington County 220 15 to 1
501 Industrial Dr
Sandersville, GA 31082
478-552-3981
Wayne County School District 384 14 to 1
555 South Sunset Blvd
Jesup, GA 31545
912-427-1000
Webster County School District 35 14 to 1
Hwy 280 East
Preston, GA 31824
229-828-3315
Wheeler County School District 76 14 to 1
404 Mcrae St
Alamo, GA 30411
912-568-7198
White County School District 284 14 to 1
113 North Brooks St
Cleveland, GA 30528
706-865-2315
Whitfield County School District 925 15 to 1
1306 South Thornton Ave
Dalton, GA 30720
706-278-8070
Wilcox County 94 14 to 1
103 North Brd St
Abbeville, GA 31001
229-467-2141
Wilkes County School District 123 14 to 1
313-a North Alexander Ave
Washington, GA 30673
706-678-2718
Wilkinson County School District 127 13 to 1
111 Asbell St
Irwinton, GA 31042
478-946-5521
Worth County School District 263 14 to 1
504 East Price St
Sylvester, GA 31791
229-776-8600