I would have to agree with vangohfan. From what I have seen, teacher salaries aren't moving up, but are being frozen in these hard economic times. Teacher's who are supposed to be moving up the pay scale because of experience aren't seeing those increases like they should be. This is compounded by the increase in health insurance, teacher retirement fund, taxes, etc., so we are actually seeing less in our paycheck. Yes, when teachers get more education they are paid more, so after MANY years of experience and many hours of education it is possible to earn a high salary. However, getting that education is very expensive as well and many districts do not offer compensation for those education bills.