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Respect Campaign Map

School district salary analysis and local organizing wins

School employees have been underpaid and suffered a lack of respect at work for too long.

School districts are experiencing the consequences as the so-called "recruitment/retention crisis."

However, we are fighting for change in school districts across the state and laying the groundwork for change in the Texas Legislature in 2023. AFT members won significant victories across Texas by organizing in their districts' budget processes, and they brought home much-needed and well-deserved pay raises and benefits enhancements in 2022.

Our work is far from over. The below map displays Texas's school districts shaded according to the percentage change in the average teacher salary in the district between the 2009-2010 and 2020-2021 school years in 2021 U.S. dollars.

Texas AFT has a local or organizing committee in the school districts outlined in blue.

Find or search for your school district below (using the 🔍 or 🏠 buttons) to learn more about stagnant teacher pay in your district, explore details regarding the victories led by AFT members, and lead change in your community together with AFT and your colleagues by joining your union.



School District Profile


Texas Average:



This chart represents the change in the average salary by professional staff type in the district between the 2009-2010 and 2020-2021 school years after being adjusted for the impact of inflation.

This figure does not capture changes in the local cost of living, nor does it capture the fairness of the actual salaries.

Click on the DATA: EMPLOYEE PAY button above to dig deeper into the data.

5-year % enrollment change:

Attendance % of Enrollment:

Estimated Revenue Loss, Per Student:

Charter Transfers Out, Total:

Estimated Revenue Loss from Charter Transfers:

Local Property Tax from M&O (excl. recapture):

State Operating Funds:

Federal Funds:

Other Local:


2020-2021 Cost of Recapture:

Estimated Revenue Loss from Charter Transfers:

Who Represents Us in the Texas Legislature:

Texas House District: % of School District Within HD

Texas Senate District: % of School District Within SD