The cost of living is high in California. Why doesn’t L.A. Unified offer teachers higher wages?
In June 2018, the L.A. Unified Board of Education approved a 6% salary increase for all employees, including teachers. In addition, teachers received a 10% salary increase phased in for years 2014-17. L.A. Unified offers competitive teacher salaries compared to other large districts in the State of California, and while we would love to offer teachers more, we must operate within our financial means. The average L.A. Unified teacher salary is $75,000 and the average total compensation, which includes full health care benefits for themselves and dependents, is $110,000.