Masters-Plus Pay

Discussion in 'General Education' started by otterpop, Jul 6, 2019.

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Does your pay scale include a pay increase for a Masters-Plus extra credits?

  1. Yes, there is a Masters-plus column

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  2. No

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  3. My school doesn't have a published pay scale (charter, private, other)

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  4. My school's pay scale doesn't include pay increases aligned with degrees

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  1. otterpop

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    Yes, my district does this. There's MA +15, 30, and maybe like 35 or something?
     
  4. mathteachertobe

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    Our pay scale has three levels based on Post-Baccalaureate credits completed. The levels are Bachelors, Bachelors Plus 30, and Bachelors Plus 60. In California, credential programs are generally done post-Bacc, so most people start at or very close to the Plus 30 mark. Having advanced degrees isn't a factor in our pay scale.
     
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    You have to have at least a full degree past a master's (Specialist or Doctorate) to get a pay bump. Bachelor's, Master's, Specialist and Doctorate are all my district/state recognize.
     
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    We have bachelor's, master's, master's plus 30, and doctorate/NBCT lanes.
     
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    Yes we have a Masters, Masters +15, and Masters +30.
     
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    I work at a private school, but we have a teacher salary schedule in order to stay competitive with nearby public schools. My school does recognize higher degrees toward the teacher salary schedule and pays its employees a salary that is commensurate with the educational level (Bachelors, Masters, and/or Doctorate), years of experience, and skill set.
     
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    We have columns for MA+20, MA+40, MA+60, and doctorate. One nearby district goes up to +90!
    I had wanted to move up for awhile, but the cost of getting the credits in the first place was prohibitive. With what most colleges charge per credit hour, it would take years and years to even break even with the raise. Last year my teammate discovered Learner's Edge- super cheap and you can choose from various "University partners" to get your transcript from. Luckily we had a local option. I got 21 credits for about $2500 total. I moved up to MA+20 last year and started working on getting to +40 this summer. I'm taking 4 classes for the summer semester and 3 for the fall semester, so I'll be done by December and once I turn in my paperwork I'll start getting that raise right away.
     
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    We have bachelors, masters, doctorate, and uncertified.
     
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  11. otterpop

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    That's interesting - so, in theory, a person with two Masters degrees or post-bac plus Masters and a total of +60 would get the same as someone with a Doctorate?
     
  12. futuremathsprof

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    How much of a raise?! You can’t leave us hanging like that, lol!
     
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    We go, in increments, up to Master’s plus 72 hours.
     
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    We have BA, BA+15, BA+30, MA, MA+30, and PhD tracks.
     
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    I’m at Masters plus 60.
     
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    Nice! I’m guessing since you teach in New Jersey that you make at least six figures? :D

    I’m jealous, lol!
     
  17. futuremathsprof

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    I’ve never actually seen a teacher salary schedule with its own lane for PhD holders. Interesting!

    Do you have a copy so that I can see?
     
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    Nearly all of the salary schedules around here have a lane for doctoral degrees, but they don’t distinguish between Ph.D. and Ed.D. My district includes anyone who has earned NBCT status in the same lane as these doctoral degrees, regardless of level of education completed.
     
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    I'd rather not say the district I work for, but this is another district in the general vicinity with the same basic salary lanes:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sNU9OT_Xc5pQtZ3I9v2EX05NPTo3FVG5/view
     
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    Love it! That’s awesome for teachers who have NBCT! :)
     
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