The average teacher in North Reading earned $70,009 in 2013, which is ranked 166th in the state, according to a report by Boston Business Journal.
That is a 6% increase over 2012 and a 14% jump since 2008 when the average teacher salary was $61,324 in North Reading.
The Concord-Carlisle school system had the highest average teacher salary at $95,947 while the lowest paid was the western Massachusetts town of Florida, which paid an average of $35,497 in 2013.
Here was the average teacher salary in other nearby in 2013:
Andover -- $80,529
Lynnfield -- $75,493
North Andover -- $72,619
Peabody -- $71,125
Wilmington -- $68,334
Middleton -- $66,446
Reading -- $66,048
"There's really not much consistency among local towns and cities when it comes to teacher salaries and employment. Some communities are spending more than ever, while others are below where they were before the last recession,” reported Boston Business Journal.
One thing that can play a large part in the average salary is the number of veteran and new teachers. For instance, newer teachers make less money and may skew the average lower for a district.