Housing costs are pricing Bay Area teachers out of their districts

  • Two school districts are planning to build 100-unit-plus projects specifically for teachers.
  • In only one Bay Area county can someone earn an annual income of less than $100,000 and afford that county's median priced home.
  • The top paying school district in the Bay Area and California is the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, with an average salary of $134,000.

Teachers’ salaries in a number of Bay Area school districts are among the highest statewide; however, attracting and retaining teachers in the Bay remains a challenge primarily because of housing costs.

In eight Bay Area school districts teachers make on average at least $94,000 a year, according to CALmatters. But in only one Bay Area county, Solano, can someone make an annual income of less than $100,000 and afford that county’s median priced home.