BUSD -- Berkeley Unified School District

Teacher Salary and Benefits

BUSD has an estimated 10,000 students and 500 teachers. The tables below display faculty and teacher salaries at BUSD. The data is taken from multiple sources. Note: The information provided below is for informational purposes only, for official information please contact the school district directly.

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BUSD Teacher Salary Details

This table displays the average salary for teachers, which is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward area. There can be wide variations in salary, which can be attributed to experience or education levels. For example, a teacher with a master's in education may have higher salary than an entry level teacher.

 Average SalarySalary Range
Kindergarten Teacher$63,050$43,830 - $86,470
Elementary School Teacher$71,350$48,980 - $94,140
Middle School Teacher$67,330$47,120 - $90,360
High School Teacher$70,040$47,180 - $94,210
PE Teacher$42,080$19,130 - $61,470
Substitute Teacher (Hourly)$18.76/hr$15.00 - $22.49/hr
Teaching Assistant$30,860$19,720 - $43,990

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2013, MSA: Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, SOC Codes: 25-2011, 25-2012, 25-2021, 25-2022, 25-2031, 27-2022, 25-3098, 25-9041

Special Education Teacher Salary

The table below details the average salary for special education teachers that work for BUSD and surrounding area school districts.

 Average SalarySalary Range
Special Ed. (Kindergarten & Elementary)$68,340$49,700 - $91,630
Special Ed. (Middle School)$65,770$41,560 - $89,100
Special Ed. (High School)$77,320$50,030 - $106,080

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2013, MSA: Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, SOC Codes: 25-2051, 25-2052, 25-2053, 25-2054

School Administrators and Staff Salary

Learn more about salary ranges and details on school administrators and support staff, including counselors and librarians for the Oakland-Fremont-Hayward area below.

 Average SalarySalary Range
School Administrators (Elementary, Middle, & High School)$103,420$78,830 - $137,060
Guidance & School Counselors$59,000$36,320 - $89,990
School Librarian$68,170$44,090 - $93,460

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2013, MSA: Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, SOC Codes: 11-9031,11-9032,21-1012,25-4021

Employee and Teacher Benefits (Estimated)

The estimated value of administrator and teacher benefits provided by BUSD is listed below. These estimates are calculated from the figures obtained from the NCES Finance Survey (2012).

 DistrictCalifornia
Teachers & Aides$26,973$23,830
Administrators$20,868$20,024

Source: Local Education Agency (School District) Finance Survey (F-33) Data (2012)

Berkeley Unified School District Jobs and Careers

The following tables outlines the number of teachers, administrators, and support staff that are employed by BUSD. This information is obtained through a self reported survey provided by the NCES Universe Survey.

Total Number of Teachers Employed

Total number of teachers employed by BUSD per grade classification is displayed below.

 201220132014
Total Teachers477479487
Kindergarten Teachers343940
Elementary School Teachers252255261
Middle & High School Teachers187184186

Source: National Center For Education Statistics (NCES), CCD Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey 2014

Instructional Supervisors, Coordinators, and Teaching Assistants

Total number of instructional supervisors, coordinators, and teaching assistant jobs are listed in the table below.

 201220132014
Supervisors & Coordinators566788
Teaching Assistants1348494

Source: National Center For Education Statistics (NCES), CCD Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey 2014

District and School Administrators and Support Staff

Total number of school administrators and support staff that work for BUSD are shown in the table below.

 201220132014
Total Administrators & Staff292292340
District Support Staff555978
School Administrators323332
School Administrative Support Staff373333
Student Support Staff111525
Other Support Staff122150170
Guidance Counselors151518
Middle & High School Guidance Counselors8912

BUSD Schools

We have listed the 19 schools and their contact information, which is operated by BUSD in the list below. To view additional information about each school click on the school link.

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Berkeley Unified School District Map & Boundaries

School Grades Full-Time Teachers Students
Berkeley Alternative High School
2701 Mlk Jr. Way
Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 644-6159
10-12 11 102
Berkeley Arts Magnet at Whittier School
1645 Milvia St
Berkeley CA 94709
(510) 644-6225
KG-5 19 421
Berkeley High School
1980 Allston Way
Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 644-6120
9-12 163 3,145
Cragmont Elementary School
830 Regal Rd
Berkeley CA 94708
(510) 644-8810
KG-5 19 421
Emerson Elementary School
2800 Forest Ave
Berkeley CA 94705
(510) 644-6890
KG-5 13 297
Jefferson Elementary School
1400 Ada St
Berkeley CA 94702
(510) 644-6298
KG-5 14 338
John Muir Elementary School
2955 Claremont Ave
Berkeley CA 94705
(510) 644-6410
KG-5 14 282
Leconte Elementary School
2241 Russell St
Berkeley CA 94705
(510) 644-6290
KG-5 16 344
Longfellow Arts and Technology Middle School
1500 Derby St
Berkeley CA 94703
(510) 644-6360
6-8 27 500
Malcolm X Elementary School
1731 Prince St
Berkeley CA 94703
(510) 644-6313
KG-5 22 527
Martin Luther King Middle School
1781 Rose St
Berkeley CA 94703
(510) 644-6280
6-8 49 915
Oxford Elementary School
1130 Oxford St
Berkeley CA 94707
(510) 644-6300
KG-5 13 318
Realm Charter High
2023 Eighth St
Berkeley CA 94710
(510) 809-9800
9-12 12 287
Realm Charter Middle
2023 Eighth St
Berkeley CA 94710
(510) 809-9800
6-8 12 314
Rosa Parks Environmental Science Magnet School
920 Allston Way
Berkeley CA 94710
(510) 644-8812
KG-5 20 482
Thousand Oaks Elementary School
840 Colusa Ave
Berkeley CA 94707
(510) 644-6368
KG-5 19 472
Washington Elementary School
2300 Mlk Jr. Way
Berkeley CA 94704
(510) 644-6310
KG-5 22 471
Willard Middle School
2425 Stuart St
Berkeley CA 94705
(510) 644-6330
6-8 23 511

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