The new year may be a pivotal one, financially, for many Tri-State educators as Cincinnati Public Schools and several other districts begin negotiating new teacher contracts.
Teachers will be hoping to increase pay and benefits as the economy rebounds, while districts will try to hold the line on costs that trigger controversial tax referendums.
Data from Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio departments of education show that urban districts like Cincinnati, with larger, more experienced teacher rosters, and wealthier suburban districts have the highest average teacher salaries in the Tri-State.
But overall, less than half of the 82 districts in the area had average teacher salaries higher than their statewide averages in 2012.
Use the map and data table to see how average salaries at Tri-State school districts compare to overall averages in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
Click on any area of the map to see the average teacher salary for a school district, and use the salary comparison filter to see where average pay is above or below the statewide average.
Use the data table to find average teacher salaries within a district by county. Click on any of the field headers to sort the data table.
Sources: 2011-2012 teacher salary reports, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio departments of education; National Education Association.