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Saint Paul Public Schools, District 625
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Saint Paul Federation of Educators (SPFE)

Wage Proposals (Teachers)

In order to attract and retain the best staff to serve our 33,000 students, Saint Paul Public Schools strives to deliver comprehensive and competitive wages and benefits for all of our employees. We are proud to offer one of the highest average salaries for teachers in the state of Minnesota. Becoming a market leader in wages and benefits for all employee groups is one of our goals as an employer. 

Learn more about our employee compensation philosophy

Teacher Wage Proposal Chart

Last updated 1/19/24. *Step increases are awarded for years of service; lane changes are awarded for completing additional education. See salary schedule on page 81 of the current Teacher contract for details.

^3% for teachers in step 5-8/lane 3-6, 2% for all other steps and lanes. Proposal also includes a $1,300 longevity stipend for all teachers starting in the 21st year of service.

Average teacher salary in circles

Wage Proposals (School and Community Services Personnel)


Last updated 1/19/24

Wage Proposals (Educational Assistants)

Educational Assistant Wage chart

Last updated 1/19/24

Health Insurance (Teachers)

Saint Paul Public Schools offers our employees comprehensive benefits packages including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, as well as employer contributions to pension and retirement accounts. Benefits options and contribution amounts vary by bargaining group. SPFE members have access to health insurance through PEIP. Learn more about our employee benefits here.

Health insurance proposal chart

Class Size

The vast majority of classrooms at every school and every grade level across SPPS currently fall below the class size caps in the SPFE contract. In the 2023-24 school year, the average kindergarten class has 20 students, and the average high school class has 22-25 students. SPPS believes in keeping class sizes manageable without the need for strict class size caps, which negatively impact our ability to increase enrollment.

Class size proposal chart
List of average class sizes

Saint Paul Federation of Educators (SPFE) Proposals