Gap between DPS teacher salaries, other school districts

Dayton Public School teachers march to demand better resources and pay

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) The Dayton Education Association says they’re fighting for competitive pay for teachers to contend other neighboring districts.

The Ohio Education Association said many of the teachers who have left DPS have done so for higher paying jobs at neighboring school districts like Northmont, Huber Heights, Centerville and Kettering.  2 NEWS took a closer look at teacher salaries in the area and school taxes.


DAYTON w/ BA: $37,336

w/ MA: $40,409

w/ BA: $58,856

w/ MA: $66,046

CENTERVILLE w/ BA: $37,900

w/ MA: $43,585

w/ BA: $65,188

w/ MA: $87,285

HUBER HEIGHTS w/ BA: $38,160

w/ MA: $43,502

w/ BA: $64,700

w/ MA: $79,182

KETTERING w/ BA: $36,918

w/ MA: $42,456

w/ BA: $64,607

w/ MA: $84,173

SPRINGFIELD w/ BA: $34,912

w/ MA: $38,815

w/ BA: $55,559

w/ MA: $69,758

  • BA- Bachelor’s degree
  • MA- Master’s degree

The Montgomery County Auditor’s office said 60-65% of property taxes paid goes to local school districts.  Telling 2 NEWS property tax is the largest source of revenue for each district.

Although DPS receives more money from taxes, they also have more students than any district in the Miami Valley.

Superintendent Rhonda Corr said during an information session that putting a tax levy on a ballot would be the only way the district could to meet the DEA’s salary demands. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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