The state minimum salary schedule is a salary matrix that sets the minimum pay for teachers in the state based on years of experience, certification, and degree level (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Sixth-Year program, Doctoral, and non-degree). Each local district receives funding for teacher units based on how many they have employed at each degree level, certification, and years of experience, but local boards can choose to pay their teachers more with local money if it is available. (Source: