Headline in the paper two weeks ago said that Okaloosa County public school teachers got a 7.5% pay raise. A starting teacher in Okaloosa Co at base salary and nothing more, with no prior experience, makes over $30K. They have a 185-day work year, as opposed to most Americans who work 240-250 days per year.fishnfool (11/25/2007)to get the thread "somewhat" back on track, my wife is a teacher and personally I can't believe that you can't get a job in this area. Teachers are leaving Escambia County every time they get a chance because it's one of the lowest paid in the state of Florida........ I think it's a shame that teachers aren't supported better in this area but at the same time, I can look around, read some postings on different area blogs and then it becomes clear why they aren't better supported. Good luck on the job search.