Educator, Administrator Salary Adjustments Effective on May 23, 2022 Pay Period

Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio are proud to announce today the completion of the Teacher Pay Study and approval of salary adjustment recommendations, effective May 23, 2022. Under the Department of Administration’s (DOA) recommendations, Guam Department of Education (GDOE) teachers are receiving a 20% increase, principals a 15% additional administrator differential, and assistant principals a 10% differential. All other public school employees are to be included in the next General Pay Plan (GPP) Study.

“We appreciate the work our teachers and school administrators do every day, not just one week of the year, and our approval of the salary adjustment recommendations represents our full commitment to realizing their value and vitality in our island community,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “This initiative has always been part of our plans since the earliest days of our Administration, and through collaboration with GDOE and the diligence of DOA we are now boosting the pay of nearly 2,000 teachers and administrators.”

“This builds on the progress our Administration has made in less than a year to raise up our island’s critical workers, from nurses to law enforcement officers, and now our educators,” said Lt. Governor Tenorio. “It is my hope that this pay increase will help recruit and retain teachers and school administrators, and reduce the number of teaching vacancies being experienced by the school system. We are grateful for the dedication of all our teachers and DOA’s hard work in achieving this milestone.”

“On behalf of our educators and administrators, I want to thank Governor Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Tenorio for their efforts to help retain our employees and to recognize their contributions,” said GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez. “Our teachers have been at the front lines to keep our mission of educating our kids going throughout the pandemic, and it took a lot of courage, adjustment, and persistence to get through the past two years. This pay increase will help keep our educators moving forward and help to retain school leaders so that we can continue our recovery in the years ahead.”

View the Governor’s and Lt. Governor’s special video announcement here.


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