How much $ do you make?

Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by ecteach, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    There have been questions about salary in the past and most times very few actually disclosed their numbers. It's perfectly fine for upsadaisy to have expressed her opinion about the question...it's truthfully not something most would discuss 'in mixed company' in 'real life'....so one could understand the desire to keep such things somewhat private and yet still engage in the conversation.
     
  2. yellowdaisies

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    Do other states not list salaries by district? I can look up any district in my state and see exactly how much I would be making in my step and column. It's a 2 second Google search. I guess that's why I don't mind sharing, though I wasn't super specific.

    I wouldn't share in real life if asked. That just feels awkward. Though they could Google search my salary easily enough.

    Salary discussions are interesting to me because it always makes me realize teaching is a LIVABLE profession in other areas....but not here. Good luck buying a $600,000 house (that's for a very small, modest house in my area) on a teacher's salary here, or even two teachers' salaries! Hopefully we will be out of here soon...!! (Although, the area we are looking at moving to is still above many areas' costs of living...but infinitely better than here!)
     
  3. JustMe

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    yellow: Every public teacher in the state has his/her education level in an open online datebase and salary schedules are also easily found online. You'd need to know years if experience, but easy enough to know or estimate.
     
  4. Bella2010

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    $33,900 in my 6th year, only a bachelor's degree, paid insurance.
    I was going through old paperwork last week. I found a pay stub from my second year of teaching. Yeah, that's how often I clean that stuff out, lol. Anyway, because of taxes and what not my bring home now is $25 more than it was four years ago.

    Oklahoma is something like 47th in ranking, but some people say the high (or low) ranking compensates by the low COL in Oklahoma. While I think that does hold true for some towns in Oklahoma, my town is the highest COL town in my section of the state - taxes, mortgages, etc. I'm not saying that's unique to my town, I'm just saying the COL statement is pretty broad and doesn't take into account different areas. Hope that makes sense. It's been a long, long, long day.

    Beth
     
  5. Ms. I

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    I'll just say a little less than my last 2 yrs at my old job becuse I don't get benefits at my new job.
     
  6. bison

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    I don't think it's a rude question in this context. IRL, yes, I would NEVER ask this question. However, this is a forum about a specific profession. How much the profession pays is relevant and appropriate. I've been researching other careers in case teaching doesn't work out due to the job market in this area. Every other professional forum also discusses salaries, and theirs aren't usually posted publicly!
     
  7. WindyCityGal606

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    The poster did not engage in the conversation. The poster simply criticized the op's question. If you don't like...move along. It's not mandatory to comment on threads you don't like. Let it go.....:hugs:
     
  8. czacza

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    This is engaging in the conversation as much as other similar comments on the thread....
     
  9. comaba

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    I don't consider the question rude. I make 56k, 15 years, masters plus, in a low-income, close suburb of Chicago. High COL, though I could easily afford a home in my district, but would never buy here due to the crime.
     
  10. dgpiaffeteach

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    In ohio, all salaries are posted on Buckeye Salary. All you need is a name. I will say mine still has last year's salary up, so it's not always accurate.
     
  11. WindyCityGal606

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    Let. It. Go. :hugs:
     
  12. janlee

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    I'm starting my 20th year in my current district. I taught for 10 years before that. I currently make in the low $90,000. I also mentor, have a before school club and am on the executive board of my union all which provide me with stipends. This money does not get added into my salary. I get separate checks for each.
     
  13. OhThePlaces

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    This is my third year teaching... I make 37K.
     

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