Teacher Salary Information - Become a Teacher in Oregon

Teacher Salary Information - Become a Teacher in Oregon

Teacher Salary Information

Oregon Teacher Salaries

Following is teacher salary information for the state of Oregon. Keep in mind that a number of variables impact teacher salaries, including the time spent teaching, the district in which you teach, what type of a qualifications you possess, whether or not you have completed a master’s degree program, and the level of job competition in your area.

On average, Oregon teachers receive 15 weeks of unpaid summer vacation each year.

Beginning Oregon teacher salary with bachelor's degree $36,097 - $51,070*
Beginning Oregon teacher salary with master's degree $40,136 - $63,492*
Oregon education, training and library occupations annual wage $57,450#

* Oregon School Boards Association, 2016-2017.
# Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2016.

Occupation Annual Mean Wage in Oregon
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $30,230
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education $63,850
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $63,390
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $66,480
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $66,010

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2016.


On April 26th, 2018, The Oregonian published an article about Oregon teacher salaries. Some points from it include:

  • "Oregon ranked 13th highest for average teacher pay among the 50 states."
  • "Oregon teachers have long been better compensated than most of their peers around the country."
  • "Both the national union researchers and the Oregon Department of Education agree within $2 of each other that Oregon teachers were paid an average salary of $61,860 in 2016-17."

OregonTeachingDegree.com is intended to provide information on becoming a teacher in Oregon and the state's NCATE-accredited teacher education programs.
For additional information on the process of becoming a teacher in Oregon, visit the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission website.
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission is Oregon's licensing agency for all educators.