Do all teachers get paid once a month?

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  1. SportsJunkie25

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    Hi!

    I heard all teachers get paid once a month. Is this true? Private and Public? Just wondering b/c I'm trying to figure out my monthly budget and according to paycheckcity.com, I'd make $200 more/mo if I were paid monthly instead of bi-weekly. :eek:
     
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    It depends on the school.

    The first school where I taught, it was monthly. My current school is twice a month, my husband's school is every 2 weeks.

    But it shouldn't make a difference in your total pay. You would make $200 more on each calendar month, but most months you would have 30 or 31 days between paychecks... that can be tought to budget!!!
     
  4. mollydoll

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    How does frequency of paycheck disbursement affect the total?

    My district pays monthly, which is miserable because I need to figure out how the %^#^% I am going to do things like buy groceries, gas and feed my bird until sometime in October, when my bank account already only has $47 in it (barely enough to feed my bird, and she has to take priority).
     
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    We get paid every two weeks.
    Molly...don't you get deferred pay for summer?
     
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    Ditto-

    We get paid every other Friday-

    Zoe- I haven't noticed a different in the "missing a day" this summer yet because my last two checks had some "xtras" on them from some after school stuff I had. I know it's coming and I can't believe I got paid just last week.
     
  7. mollydoll

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    I am just graduating and starting my first teaching job. New teachers are nearly 7 weeks behind in pay, so although I start working in August, I will not be paid until October. And I apparently am in just about the only district that does not do an advance or split check for new teachers. This means that I have to figure out how to move, pay for test score reports and transcripts, a TB test and other things when I have no income, savings sucked up by not working after a surgery in January and no money in the bank. My parents are helping as they can, but they are not in a good place themselves and it will be all they can do to help me with moving expenses. I don't even want to think about this. I am so stressed out about finances that I can't sleep and am having trouble breathing sometimes.

    Basically, I'm thrilled I got a job, but I am staying awake at night wondering how I am going to afford to actually work this job. I'm going to have to stay with my parents until October because I can't afford deposits on an apartment, but that will mean 5-6 hours a day driving (while taking grad classes full time) and I'm not sure how I will pay for the gas either. :dizzy:
     
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    Molly, oh you poor thing! :dizzy::hugs:

    All public teachers in NC are paid monthly.
     
  9. Mrs. K.

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    We get paid once a month, and get a total of ten checks. They used to do a 12-month program, but for some reason it was deemed to be illegal. We go back the last week of August and get our first check September 30.
     
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    We get paid on the 5th and the 20th. I didn't realize that *anyone* only got paid once until this week when I was at a workshop and the teachers started talking about it. I couldn't do that. :)
     
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    We are paid every other Friday year round.
     
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    We are paid every other Friday beginning the second week of school and ending the end of June. On our last June pay, we get advanc pay for the summer.
     
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    Twice a month on the 5th and 20th. I am also paid over 12 months.
     
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    We get paid monthly and get 3 checks in June. 1st check of the new year is the end of Aug. New teachers can get a $1000 bridge loan and pay it back beginning in Oct at $250 per month for 4 months.

    Molly, suggestions for getting some extra money: Have a garage sale and clean out anything you can think of. People buy the strangest junk! I made $400 at my last sale and I had nothing extra good.
     
  15. teach2boyz

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    In both NY and FL I was paid every two weeks.

    We had the option of "putting money aside" to get a check in June/July. I did that.

    I didn't realize until I moved to NC that it was once a month! They did offer an advancement on salary-up to $2000. Paid it back for 10 months $222 or so.

    I "heard" that we are getting paid year round next year. My monthly will be lower-but it will soooooooooooo help. My last pay check was in the last working day in May(minus the furlough the governor took from us) and my next won't be until the last working day in August (that's if I get a job).

    I'm teaching summer school as a TA just to get through. I'll get 10 days in July and 10 days in August (the end of each month).

    I actually make more $$$ on unemployment! I don't think I'll get unemployment for the 20 days I work in summer school.
     
  16. SportsJunkie25

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    Oh, wow! It seems like everyone gets paid in a variety of ways. Well, thanks for the responses and I guess I'll just have to wait and ask the school.

    Molly, I feel your pain. I'll be a new teacher and I'm super broke, too. Maybe they'll give us a sign on bonus? Lol. Yeah right. I'm still trying to come up w/ ideas on how to cover moving costs...this should be interesting. :mellow:
     
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    I don't have much here, else I would. Most of my stuff is with my parents in fairly inaccessible storage. Considered some textbooks, but this is rotten time for those; I would get less than 25% what I can get in August. I'm going to take classes full-time so I can get financial aid money end of August.
     
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    Yeah, it sucks. My very satisfactory solution for tonight? White Russians.

    I may be totally poor right now, but I've still got some Christmas Grey Goose and Kahlua stash left :D.
     
  19. shasha379

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    We get paid once a month for 12 months. New teachers get a 12 or 13 month pay cycle. If they opt for the 13 they get a check in Aug, and pay it back over the school year. Our fiscal year does not officially start until Sept. Some opt to wait until Sept.
     
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    I teach in Texas and we get paid once a month for 12 months. New teachers have 13th month option.

    I can't imagine anything BUT being made monthly. I immediately pay all my bills and live on what's left. I at least ALWAYS know my bills will be paid.

    I cannot imagine not getting paid throughout the summer though......
     
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    We get paid once a month year-round. There are some districts around me that get paid once a month on a 10 month year, but it is rare. I don't know of any in my area that get paid bi-weekly or weekly.
     
  22. 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...
     
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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.
     
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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!:)
     
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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'.

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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!
     
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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
     
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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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