Payscale in your state

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  1. shadowrose45

    shadowrose45 Rookie

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    Hi

    Virginia is between 30 and 42. The job I'm taking is 36,200- but they are also paying insurance and retirement and social security, so it's 50 with the perks.
     
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    Any ideas about how much it is in Alabama?
     
  3. Ms. I

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    I live in southern California (not Los Angeles). I've got the payscales of about 10 districts in my area & the very beginning salary is $34 - $43K. Fortunately, my starting salary will be on at least the 3rd or 4th level (out of generally 5 or 6 levels).

    Cost of living in my area is astronomical. The average rent for an apt. is $1000-$1300/mo (at least 500 sq ft), a condo is in the $300,000's, & the homes are anywhere from $500K - $800K.
     
  4. JaimeMarie

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    That is horrible how do you afford to live there? Our average rent is the same but it's for 1000sq to 1200 sq ft.
    The house prices are much lower and dropping!
     
  5. zoerba

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    I wonder what the take home would be for me - first year @ 37,000. I went off of the estimate that you take home 70% of your annual income - so I took 70% of 37,000 and then divided it by 12 for a monthly paycheck. Wow, only 2,100! Is this accurate? It doesn't seem like much....but then again I suppose we are lucky that we get automatic pay increases every year!
     
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    In Iowa, the starting salary is usually 26,000. A lot less than what you guys are talking about. But it is probably cheaper to live in Iowa than most of your cities. Cost of living....
     
  7. Kristybarr26

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    I am a first year teacher also in the Mansfield area in Texas. Our starting pay with 0 years of experience with a BA degree was 39,500 for last school year. The payrate goes up each year. I haven't signed payroll info yet, so I am not sure exactly how much it will be this year. The district where I live now starts off at 28,000 a year with 0 years experience.:)
     
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    Cost of living is definitely cheaper here then. I have a two bedroom, 2 bath apartment and my rent is only $700 35 miles outside of ATL. It's in a nice area and I'm not afraid to go outside at night.
     
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    I don't know where the totals for Louisiana came from, but I make about $5,000 less than they say I should.
     
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    Where I live in VA, starting teachers with a bachelor's are making @$36,500. The payscale tops out at $62,500 (but at the rate I'm advancing up the ladder, only being one step above the first year teachers due to some voodoo math, I'll never make that).

    I'm making a base of $37,300 in my 5th year, plus a stipend for running the school newspaper to make it $38,800. I'm lucky to get the stipend because it doesn't actually require any extra time on my part (I simply teach one fewer English class and teach a newspaper class).

    I started out at about $32,000 in 2002.
     
  13. teachingmomof4

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    In Washington state, the payscale is the same throughout the state. However, there are some districts (like mine) who pay above the scale, a certain amount for extra time/work put in by teachers. The starting salary for a first year teacher right now is around $30,000 throughout the state.
     
  14. Suburban Gal

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    I can't find a pay scale. However, I did find a nifty thing on average salaries for full-time teachers in the state of IL going back to '88-'89 and how they changed percentage wise over the years. Here's the link:

    http://www.isbe.net/research/pdfs/teacher_salary.pdf
     
  15. smilect01

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    WOW! I think I'm teaching in the wrong state! Most teachers in Utah start out below $30,000. The one bright spot I have found is teaching in a charter school. They pay more and raises/bonuses are quite substantial (at least at my charter school). Most of the charter schools in the state try to have competitive pay compared to regular public schools. I still don't make what some of you are making, but it's more than any teacher with my experience (this is my 4th year) is making in this area.
     

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