Survey: Lower Merion has highest average school salary in Southeastern PA


A survey of southeastern Pennsylvania school districts shows Lower Merion with the highest average salary in the region. Pottstown ranks near the bottom. ( file photo.)

A slide presentation on average salaries in school districts in southeastern Pennsylvania shows Lower Merion pays an average salary of $97,480, the highest in the region. Pottstown was near the low end of the scale, with an average salary of $60,078.

The salaries listed in the gallery are based on all school system salaries, which include classroom teachers, administrators/supervisors, coordinate services and other support personnel, writes Clara Lefton at

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In Montgomery County, Pottsgrove ranked somewhat higher than Pottstown, with an average salary of $69,792 for  the 2015-16 academic year, the most recent for which data were available.

Only the Northwestern School District, in Lehigh County, had a lower average salary than Pottstown.

The survey also included school districts in Bucks, Chester, Delaware counties.

To see the complete slide gallery, click here.

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