How much $ do you make?

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

  1. Upsadaisy

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    This is a rude question. I will only say that I don't make nearly enough. I don't work full-time, though.
     
  2. Jlyn07

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    I just started my third year in NYS and will make about $44,000 this year. That's with a master's. I live in pretty low COL area but taxes are pretty high in NY and my student loans are outrageous. I have a part-time retail job.
     
  3. czacza

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    Me too. I'm in 14th year, public school, northeast NJ...
     
  4. Jem

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    I'm around 50, I think. They have an old pay scale on the website, and I feel like my checks give me more than that pay scale shows. You can see I'm really up on things like this. ;)

    I'm in my 10th year of teaching, but only got 4 years credit here. I need three more credits to bump up the scale, so I'll try to find a class or PD this spring. Also, this is a very high COL area. We can't find a house for under 600k that would be move-in ready. We're lucky my husband makes a very nice salary, although he's got a killer commute and we're worried he won't be able to find a job here that matches his city salary. Small town with high COL is a problem when you want to work locally.
     
  5. lucybelle

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    If you think it's rude, don't answer. Simple enough:)
     
  6. JustMe

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    I don't think it's rude, for what that's worth...especially in a forum where no one is "expected" to even read it. I enjoy learning this kind of stuff.
     
  7. WindyCityGal606

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    My last pay stub has me at $72,348 ytd so i figure I'll be at aprox $88000 by year's end but I am also in Chicago and we are rquired to live in city limits which is extremely costly.
     
  8. Ms_C

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    I live in SE Texas and make right at 48,000 over the year. This is my second year teaching.
     
  9. TamiJ

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    $40,000 USD a year.
     
  10. Mrs.Giggles

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    I'm a first year teacher with a Bachelor's degree making $39,000. I'm definitely not complaining. :)
     
  11. czacza

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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.
     
  12. 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!)
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. 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
     
  15. 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.
     

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