Budget & Tax , Education
Oklahoma teacher salaries have risen dramatically
Curtis Shelton | November 10, 2023
In 2017, the average teacher salary (including fringe benefits) in Oklahoma was $45,646.
In the current school year, it is $62,640. That’s a 34 percent increase.
A large portion of the increase came during the 2023 legislative session, when an additional $250 million was added specifically for teacher salaries.
Sources: Oklahoma State Department of Education, Certified Staff FTE by Job Code reports; author’s calculation
Policy Research Fellow
Curtis Shelton currently serves as a policy research fellow for OCPA with a focus on fiscal policy. Curtis graduated Oklahoma State University in 2016 with a Bachelors of Arts in Finance. Previously, he served as a summer intern at OCPA and spent time as a staff accountant for Sutherland Global Services.