Study finds Oregon public school teachers’ health insurance and pension costs are higher than in some school districts elsewhere in Northwest

Oregon public school districts’ per-employee spending on teachers’ health insurance and pensions is significantly higher than at some school districts in Washington state and Idaho, says a new study from Portland State University.

The high cost of those benefits meant that teachers’ total compensation at five Oregon school districts — Portland, Salem-Keizer, Beaverton, Lake Oswego and Hills­boro — was around 30 percent higher than for teachers at school districts in Vancouver, Wash., and Boise across various levels of classroom experience, the study found.

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