Mistake in salary comparison post

Mistake in salary comparison post

Yesterday, a Tallman Education Report was posted comparing changes in average Kansas teacher, principal and superintendent salaries, showing that teachers had received a higher percentage salary increase between 2005 and 2018.  

It was pointed out that this data from the Kansas State Department of Education used “contracted” average salaries for superintendents and principals, compared to actual teacher salary data. On separate KSDE reports, the actual average superintendent salary was higher than the contracted amount and would exceed teacher salaries by 1.5 percent between 2005 and 2018.  The actual average principal salary appears to be lower than in 2018 and 2019 than in 2017, but several districts’ data is missing. 

As a result, we have removed the past blog and are recalculating the data. New information will be posted soon. We apologize for the error.