Payscale in your state

Discussion in 'General Education Archives' started by mrsnoble116, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. mrsnoble116

    mrsnoble116 Companion

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    I'm not asking for what you make, I'm interested in finding the payscale from as many states as possible. If you want to say waht you make, please say what kind of degree and how many years experience.

    Here is a link to Louisiana's pay scales http://www.doe.state.la.us/lde/finance/1447.asp
     
  2.  
  3. Pixiewannabe

    Pixiewannabe Comrade

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

  4. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    24,956
    Likes Received:
    2,108

    Jul 16, 2006

  5. JustMe

    JustMe Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Messages:
    7,946
    Likes Received:
    3

    Jul 16, 2006

    Hello. I have worked as an instructional assistant and substitute for four years, but just graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education with my emphasis in social studies and language arts. In my district I will be earning just below 34,000 as a first-year teacher.

    The link to Kentucky’s salary schedule as of 2005-2006 for each district follows:

    http://www.education.ky.gov/NR/rdon...w3t6km26blkra4v72xxfmd74bre/salarysch2006.pdf
     
  6. TeacingnTN

    TeacingnTN Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

  7. Ima Teacher

    Ima Teacher Maven

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2005
    Messages:
    5,655
    Likes Received:
    1,168

    Jul 16, 2006

    It also helps to know the cost of living in the area as well. One of my friends and I started teaching the same year, in KY districts 45 miles apart. She made considerably more than I did, but it cost SOOO much more to live in that city! They had to rent an apartment because houses were so expensive, and their rent was HIGH. Her husband worked a full-time, good-paying job and she also worked weekends/holidays at a second job. It's WAY less expensive to live in my district. My house payment was $250 less than their apartment rent. They eventually moved here, and discovered that even WITH the cut in pay she took AND her husband having to drive further to his job that they had more money. She didn't even have to keep her second job.
     
  8. mrsnoble116

    mrsnoble116 Companion

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    Ima Teacher, are you reading my mind??? We're thinking about moving, but I"m just trying to think of places where we want to live and where he can go to school, and so many factors.

    I know CA is out of the question, but some areas, as you said, are affordable. We are definitely looking at house prices too. I would never move somewhere for a job without looking in to real estate.
     
  9. shasha379

    shasha379 Devotee

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,089
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    My I recommend Georgia.:love:
     
  10. zoerba

    zoerba Comrade

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    You can find the link to the Alaska payscale at www.matsuk12.us

    I know as a first year teacher you start off at 37,000 in the more urban areas. If you want to work in the bush (extremely isolated and rural) your salary goes up considerably.
     
  11. paperheart

    paperheart Groupie

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,350
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    Massachusetts is high cost of living. Texas is low in many areas.
     
  12. Mrs.SLF

    Mrs.SLF Comrade

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    I live in Baltimore and will be working for the city making 41226 as a first year teacher with just a bachelors. The rates very by district here and some districts have more desirable working environments than others. The cost of living here is higher but I just moved from Atlanta and it is not much higher than living in the city of Atlanta (not the suburbs of Atlanta-different story completely). The city also has a nice tuition reimbursement plan (I'm getting my masters from Johns Hopkins and the city pays 75% of my tuition) that will pay either 75%, 50%, or 100% in some subjects. I also get free health, vision, and dental insurance. (There are four plans in the city to chose from with 3 of the 4 being free-they aren't bad plans either! I'm getting a POS plan from UHC for free! And, whenever I finally get married/have kids-they will also get insurance for free. Not a bad deal!). The downside: BCPSS is the epitomy of an urban/inner city school system.
     
  13. JaimeMarie

    JaimeMarie Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2005
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    In Maine first yr teachers this yr will be making 27,000 or more depending on district, next yr all districts have to start at 30,000 but can pay more.
     
  14. MissAmy

    MissAmy Companion

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2006
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    Every District is different here but I knowthere is a state minimum for beginning teachers but I couldn't find it. I just got hired with a Bachelors and my starting salary is 30,500. Another school I interviewed at was starting at 28,500 and a larger district near me starts teachers at 32,000 just coming out of college.

    Here is a link to average salaries for several states for 2003-2004 and 2004-2005. It's probably a little more now.
    http://www.sreb.org/scripts/Focus/Reports/05S06-Focus_Teacher_Pay_2005.pdf
     
  15. MelissainGA

    MelissainGA Groupie

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2004
    Messages:
    1,233
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    I agree with Shasha, Georgia is great and if you aren't right "in ATL" the cost isn't really that bad. I moved here from Kentucky and while I pay an average cost for a two bedroom apartment (use one as a guest room/office) I am only 35 miles east of Atlanta (close enough if I want to go to a Braves game or any other major event), have a major mall within 15 miles of my house, have a super Wal-mart (who can live w/o one of those), dollar trees (2) as well as K-Mart, Target (and soon a super target also), as well as numbers of other stores all w/in either my town or the next town over. I would highly recommend Georgia because many companies also have either regional or national headquarters in the area also. The Teacher Pay isn't 1/2 bad either.
     
  16. kinder4me

    kinder4me Comrade

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    Miami-Dade County starting salary is $34,200 with a bachelor's degree. The website is www.dadeschools.net
     
  17. shasha379

    shasha379 Devotee

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,089
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006


    GA teacher pay is one of the highest in the SE(if not the highest) Looking at some of the other pay scales in the S and SE I was shocked because the starting pay here, especially in my district, is much higher than that.
     
  18. MelissainGA

    MelissainGA Groupie

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2004
    Messages:
    1,233
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    I came in with a Masters in Reading Specialist Degree and some experience so they started me above the "0" experience scale. My principal had me apply for the "Master Teacher Certification" this year also (am still waiting to hear).
     
  19. mrsnoble116

    mrsnoble116 Companion

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    I live in LA, cold to me is around 50 degrees. :)

    Thanks everyone...
    GA ladies, I was thinking about GA, but Northern GA. I was also thinkng about SC until I saw their payscale. I'm also considering TN or NC.
     
  20. TheConspiracy

    TheConspiracy Companion

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

  21. MrsCAD

    MrsCAD Companion

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2005
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    In Arkansas I think the minimum is $27,500. I am starting out at $28.650 (1st year teacher w/ 0 experience). A friend of mine that lives about 30 mins away w/ same experience is starting out at $35,000. Varies a lot!
     
  22. zoerba

    zoerba Comrade

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    Hahaha - 'cool' to me is 50 degrees. COLD is more like -10. Funny story, this happened about two years ago. We were having an especially cold winter where you had to bundle up REALLY tight. Well, one day I went outside and it was WARM! I even took my coat off! I went inside the house and was ranting and raving about what a warm and beautiful day it was. I looked at the thermometor and guess what? It was 8 degrees! I chuckle everytime I think about that. On another note, you can always tell who is a tourist verses resident. In the summer all us resident Alaskans are in our tank tops and shorts - working on our tans - while the tourists are in their fur coats, hats, etc. It cracks me up. :)

    Chenelle
     
  23. mrsnoble116

    mrsnoble116 Companion

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    That would be me, all bundled up. My AC is set at 77 right now and sometimes I need to put a blanket over my legs.
     
  24. Mrs.SLF

    Mrs.SLF Comrade

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    If the south is what you like, I would also recommend Georgia. The traffic is atrocious, though. Also, I was told that Georgia teachers could not unionize (not sure if that is true but was told that about a year ago by someone going into teaching in Georgia) so I am not sure how important that is or is not to you. Of the metro Atlanta counties, Fulton pays the most for a county. Atlanta City pays the most overall for their teachers but it is also an inner city school system. Their biggest problem has to do with organization. I used to volunteer in one of the schools while I was in college and I loved it.
    Here are a few systems:
    Fulton starts at 38,112
    Atlanta starts at 41,764
    Gwinnett starts at 37,130
    Cobb County starts at 37,160

    There are lots of more counties to chose from but I am partial to the northside of town since I went to high school there (woohoo! Go cobb county!). I also went to college in Atlanta and within its limits for the whole time I was in college (and loved it!).

    Good luck!
     
  25. MelissainGA

    MelissainGA Groupie

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2004
    Messages:
    1,233
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    sstager,

    I chose this particular area because I don't have to deal with the traffic unless I WANT to go into the city. I can get most of the day to day things here and in the next town over and only have to deal with the traffic if I want something specific or want to go to a game. Also the behavior issues aren't as big as some would be in schools closer to the city. I also like the fact that it pays more than I earned in Kentucky (an extra little benefit).
     
  26. TXTCHR29

    TXTCHR29 Cohort

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006

    State minimum for beginning teachers in Texas is $24,820, however most districts pay much higher than that. Starting pay in my district is $38,100. Last year was my 6th year and I made $40,000. My district is great about pay increases, we get around $1,200 per year. The cost of living in Texas really isn't that high either.
     
  27. Mrs.SLF

    Mrs.SLF Comrade

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 16, 2006


    I was simply stating that I know more about the northside because that is where I lived for the last 7 years. I know of the behavior issues in the city schools but there were not problems where I went to school in Cobb County. The thing with the traffic in Atlanta is that the northern suburbs filled in first but now a lot of the suburbs south of the city are starting to fill in, also. Georgia is going to have to find some way to curb their traffic soon or it is going to continue to go downhill (Atlantans pay more than any other city of people for their yearly commutes). I happen to prefer Atlanta and find the suburbs to be all the same. Different strokes for different folks.
     
  28. shasha379

    shasha379 Devotee

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,089
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 17, 2006

    I happen to live in one of the suburbs of ATL, and I haven't experienced any problems. The commute from my house to my job is 10min max. I've lived here my whole life. Personally I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
     
  29. zubie75082

    zubie75082 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 17, 2006

    Pay varies by district here in Texas.. I'll be starting my first year with only my bachelors at $40,500.

    Cost of living here is very reasonable... if you can stand the heat!!!
     
  30. Cyndi23

    Cyndi23 Companion

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2006
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 17, 2006

  31. DZH494

    DZH494 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 17, 2006

    people living in Georgia

    I live in Chattanooga, TN, which is right on the board for Georgia and I want to move to Atlanta in a few years. I was wondering about the state taxes in Georgia. In Tennessee we receive money at tax time and in Georgia you pay back taxes. Do you think that makes your salary lower?
     
  32. shasha379

    shasha379 Devotee

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,089
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 17, 2006

    Pay back taxes??????? I don't pay back taxes.
     
  33. Mrs.SLF

    Mrs.SLF Comrade

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Messages:
    390
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 17, 2006

    Having lived in other areas of the country I can see the pros and cons of a lot of places I've lived. The commute for most people in Atlanta is rather long because of location of jobs. I liked living in Atlanta but I need to see other parts of the country. To people with families: I would totally recommend living in Georgia because of its affordability and good quality of life. Good luck to all!
     
  34. DZH494

    DZH494 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 17, 2006

    Do you have property taxes that you pay every year? I lived in Georgia for almost a year ,but I moved close to the time for taxes. A person that stayed in the apartments where I lived said Georgia paid taxes each year. I also heard that from other teachers in Tennessee. I think that they just did not want me to move to Georgia and teach.
     
  35. LeoChick

    LeoChick Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 18, 2006

    here in orlando the pay just went up by 7%
    it used to be 33,547 starting w/ no experience
    now it's 35,895 starting w/ no experience
     
  36. goopp

    goopp Devotee

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,051
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 18, 2006

    In GA, if you own property you pay property tax, but you do that in TN too. We have a state income tax, but our sales tax rate is a lot lower than TN. Around Atlanta it's anywhere from $.05 to $.07, depending on the county and how much local county tax or SPLOST is added on to the state sales tax. Outside of downtown Atlanta, the cost of living is pretty good. There is a lot of traffic though, so working close to where you live is the best way to go.
     
  37. DZH494

    DZH494 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 18, 2006

    goopp

    Do your GA take taxes from your check or, do you pay most of it during income tax time?
    I think that I would love living in GA if most of my money do not go for taxes. TN takes so much money in taxes that my salary would be around 20,000 a year instead of 31,000. It will be my first year, but I asked friends in Tennessee what they were paid.
     
  38. goopp

    goopp Devotee

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,051
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 18, 2006

    They take state taxes from your paycheck. So, it really depends on your tax bracket how much they take. With both my hubby and I working and 2 kids, with benifits taken out, etc. I always assume I will bring home about 70% of my gross...then when it's a bit more than that, I'm happy. Every school district has their own payscale here. You can look it up on the individual websites if you know what county you might want to live in. First year saleries around Atlanta range from about $31,000 to $38,000 depending on the county.
     
  39. Andibee

    Andibee Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 19, 2006

    Here is a link that will show you the salary for teachers in North Carolina. We just got a nice raise, woo hoo!
     
  40. Andibee

    Andibee Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 19, 2006

    Sorry, I can't post a link until I have been participating awhile. Anyway, just google NC teacher salary and the DPI website will come up if you are interested in NC!
     
  41. DZH494

    DZH494 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jul 19, 2006

    Thanks for the information goopp.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. MrsC,
  2. ready2learn,
  3. CaliforniaRPCV,
  4. YoungTeacherGuy,
  5. Dobrien
Total: 413 (members: 7, guests: 388, robots: 18)
test