The average teacher's salaries in Michigan are falling continuing a five year trend.
In 2009, the average salary was $64,000, it's now $61,800.
Analysts say fewer raises over the years and baby boomer teachers are leaving the work force allowing school districts to bring in cheaper teachers at lower levels.
In addition, charter schools may be siphoning off some of the teachers and affecting the average wages as well.
A report from the Education Trust-Midwest says without vast improvements to public education, Michigan is on track to become 49th in the country for student achievement by 2030.