teacher salaryAnd I found the pay by teacher for my state and school district I grew up in

Transparent CaliforniaTop 5 teachers out of 503

Base Pay - Base +Benefits - Teacher

$105854 $194513 Robin Oliver

$121742 $184559 Michael Schade

$98412 $184183 James Kirkpatrick

$101735 $183666 Glenn Madrid

$126928 $182545 Brian Wall

Teacher #:

100. $110185 $153093 Rose Setten

200. $95066 $142510 Barbara Jindra

300. $89763 $134107 Ahmad Jafari

400. $80081 $117545 Amanda Gieser

Last above $100,000 and then last for every $10,000 drop

436. $66045 $100543 Sharon Miller

452. $64461 $91204 Kelly Virden

458. $57416 $81831 Terry Hendricks

463. $47434 $70605 Barbara Carman

467. $34903 $61563 Chelsye Deboor

468. $36083 $51657 Kathryn Grant

480. $28303 $42497 Alan Hobbs

487. $19922 $30661 Jack Adams

492. $12583 $20262 Shaina Eser

498. $9732 $10547 Dannica Beener

503. $0 $0 Robert Verry

436 of 503 teachers above $100,000 or 87%

480 of 503 teachers above $50,000 or 95%

488 of 503 teachers above $30,000 or 97% (or only 3% of the teachers below $30,000 shit pay)

Further, the final 3% probably have some circumstance like didn't teach the entire school year.

And according to

this statistic, throwing money at the problem puts California at #43.

Another helpful link

Average Salaries & Expenditure Percentage - CalEdFactsSouth Dakota is dead last with $39,018 (which obviously is pre-benefit)

Edit: reworked figure presentation for better comparison