Hello all, I've given some consideration to becoming a teacher and had a question on whether my current salary would have any influence on the starting pay I'd have as a teacher in a public school. I can't seem to find any on-point answers for this via Google so I'm posting here, if it's already been asked/answered or it's in a FAQ somewhere here I'd definitely appreciate a link in the right direction. As an example I make $60k a year right now, and the starting salary for a local high school teacher is $35k but can max out at $70k+ down the line. Would I have to start at the $35k rate and work my way up from scratch? Or would my current pay be considered and I could start at or around the $60k I make in my current job, and then progress normally on the teacher pay scale? I'm not considering the switch to get rich obviously, my current job has a similar pay ceiling, but "starting over" and taking a significant pay cut would definitely steer me away from teaching. But if all things were equal it's something i'd be interested in pursuing more seriously than a quick post on a forum. Some additional info in case it's relevant: I'd want to teach high school. I have Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science & Physics. I'm not certified to teach but willing to do that. 4+ years experience in my current job.