The average teacher in Peabody earned $71,125 in 2013, which is ranked 150th in the state, according to a report by Boston Business Journal.
That is a 2% increase over 2012 and an 18% jump since 2008 when the average teacher salary was $60,227 in Peabody.
The Concord-Carlisle school system had the highest average teacher salary at $95,947 while the lowest paid was the western Massachusetts town of Florida, which paid an average of $35,497 in 2013.
Here were the average teacher salaries in other North Shore communities in 2013:
- Hamilton-Wenham -- $77,909
- Lynnfield -- $75,493
- Danvers -- $72,622
- Salem -- $72,467
- Lynn -- $69,379
- Middleton -- $66,446
- Beverly -- $59,716
"There's really not much consistency among local towns and cities when it comes to teacher salaries and employment. Some communities are spending more than ever, while others are below where they were before the last recession,” reported Boston Business Journal.
One thing that can play a large part in the average salary is the number of veteran and new teachers. For instance, newer teachers make less money so having a higher percentage of new teachers may skew the average lower for a district.