Do all teachers get paid once a month?

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  1. SportsJunkie25

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    Lol. Nice.

    Oooohhh...I've never heard of that. I hope they do that for me; I've have to ask them. That would totally solve my moving troubles...
     
  2. KinderESLtchr

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    We get paid once every two weeks. When I taught in Charlotte, NC, though, it was once a month, and that was really hard.

    *Edit--I accidentally put months and I meant weeks. Oops!
     
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    I would think getting paid once a month would be easier. You get your money at the beginning of the month, pay all of your bills then live on whatever is left. No?
     
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    The smaller check was the last one. Mine was 150 less net.
     
  5. Ms. T

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    We get paid once a month with our salary pay divided for the twelve months.
     
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    Oops--I had written that wrong up there. I get paid every two *weeks,* not every two months. It's a lot better than the one month thing was.
     
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    We get paid once a month.
    When I first started teaching, I had to wait 2 months for my first check. That was ROUGH.
     
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    Most of the districts I've worked at have been monthly. My home district started paying twice a month last year.
     
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    We are paid every second Friday. That means we get 3 paychecks a month for two months a year which is a nice surprise and they don't have to take insurance or 403B money out of those checks since it is done monthly and is already paid for the month.
     
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    I would be upset if my district started paying more than once per month. I don't think I could manage my money for bill good enough.

    I really like getting it once a month - pay all bills then and there. Then I only have to manage what's left.

    But before teaching I worked for the state and got paid once a month. So maybe I'm just used to it.
     
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    I get paid once a month for 12 months. When I first started teaching I had the same thing happen to me-I didn't get paid until September 25th. It was really hard!
     
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    I hate the 1st of each month because bills have to be paid but, I like knowing how much I have left to spend and not worrying about forgetting to pay something.
     
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    We get paid on the 5th and 20th of every month. I tutor adults for a different school district and get paid the first and third Friday.

    I don't know if I would like to get paid only once a month - I like that there is money coming in throughout the month. I didn't even know there were people out there getting paid only once a month!:)
     
  14. MathManTim

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    From my official job offer letter:

    "Your annual salary of $38,000 is payable in twenty-four equal installments beginning August 28, 2009 and ending August 13, 2010. You will be paid on the 15th and 30th of each month."

    Hmm...I wonder if that 1st paycheck will be on August 30th or September 15th? My current position pays every other Friday, and I will receive my final paycheck from them on August 14th. Given my 1st day of work at the new position is August 10th, I would hope the first check comes on August 30th. I better start scrimping now, just in case...

    ...I just checked the calendar. August 30th is a Sunday, so August 28th is the Friday before. Here's hopin'.

    MathManTim
     
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    Wow, they actually give you a letter with your salary on it. That is nice. I hope you get paid when you need to get paid and don't have to wait.
    In my district, they USED to put your annual salary on the top of the check, but then they decided it would be much more fun to make us guess if we were getting the correct amount. They broke it down into supposed "hourly" form, except that when you multiply your hourly rate by hours worked, you don't get the salary you are supposed to be making! The union figured out the correct formula for us to use to make sure we are getting our correct amount after about a year or so. We still don't get any kind of paperwork that states our annual salary each year--we just have to hope they get it right. That would be the difference between unions in different places!
     
  16. MathManTim

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    I hear you! The school I am working at now does that. If I take the hourly wage, multiply by 40, and then again by 52, I end up with the exact salary I was promised.

    Both my current school and my school for the fall are non-union schools, for what it's worth.

    MathManTim
     
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    One disctict I taught at we were paid twice a month. If you opted for year round paychecks, their calculation of the default percentage was off so you got $500 more a check in the summer. I kinda liked that!

    The district I currently teach at - we get paid every other Friday including summers
     
  18. dcalhoun

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    In Texas it depends on your school district. My first one paid monthly but the one I am in now pays twice a month.
     
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    I get paid on the 20th of each month.
     
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    I'm not sure how being paid every other week can affect your total amount... I used to work in social services and this is how employers figure paychecks, so that's what we had to do to verify and check income. It looks odd, but it's correct according to the federal government and it always works out this way:

    Say you make 30000/yr. Divide that by 12 to get 2500/mo.
    If you get paid twice per month (like the 1st and 15th) each check will be 1250.
    If you get paid every other week, divide 2500 by 2.67 and each check should be 936.33.
    If you get paid weekly, divide 2500 by 4.133 and each check is 604.89.
     

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