Private school pay?

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  1. rachaelski

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    I accepted my position at a Catholic school ages ago, and our contracts are not yet ready (I get the feeling this is pretty typical for the school :D). I have a ballpark idea what I will be making (I have 3 years experience and 2 masters degrees... I am still hoping for a nice BIG surprise).

    Anyhow, I thought it would be interesting to compare STARTING pay at private schools thread. The Archdiocese here starts a teacher with a BA and zero experience at $ 28,705. Public schools are required by the state to start teachers at $30,000, which the largest public district does here (and not a penny more). For a private Catholic school, that seems pretty good, right?

    How about your schools? What would a new teacher start making?
     
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  3. Miss84

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    It really depends on the school. I recently had a private school tell me the pay would be around $16,000 :eek:, while others are usually in the upper 20's. I guess it's sort of the price you pay for the "perks" of teaching in a private school.
     
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    I actually make more in private school than I would in public school. In private school, they can "adjust" your pay by increasing the number of years of experience that they pay you for. In my last school, they paid more to those teaching math or science than those teaching social studies, religion, and English. Somehow this got out and WW III started. They justified it by saying it is harder to find certified math and science teachers and anyone who did not like it could find a job elsewhere.
     
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    I had a private school call me recently for an interview. She told me they pay $10K a year! Oh my!! I did not take the interview seeing how I have 8 yrs classroom experience in private schools and a M.Ed degree. Most in our area are in line with the lower end of the public school pay scale.
     
  6. rachaelski

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    Well if you are being paid 10k you can still qualify for unemployment benefits, right? LOL
     
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    omg, don't you make more than that working at McD's.
     
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    No clue. Seeing as how I work part time hours as a Dir. of Education for a Presbyterian School and make $25K a year I wasn't about to take a full time slot for $10K.
     
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    The school I work at pays about 2,000-3,000 less than the public schools in my area.
     
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    When I started at my school 9 years ago, I made 13,500. I only taught three-fourths of the year, so I didn't get a full years pay. My second year, I jumped up to 26,000.

    After 9 years, I make apprx. $10,000-15,000 less than I would make in public schools in the area.:help:
     
  11. lou reed

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    negotiate!!!!!!!! A lot of Catholic schools do have flexibility with their teacher's pay. When I went from public to Catholic, I asked for them to match what I was making and got it. Otherwise, I would have lost over $4,000 a year. Keep your requests reasonable but don't sell yourself short!
     
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    I make more than I would in the NYC Pub Schools (BA + 2yrs, $57K). At my previous school, I made only about 60% of the public school pay for first year teacher (in IN). It really depends on the school itself.
     
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    My arch dioceses set up a pay scale for every school in it so we all make the same. This year due to the economy there are pay freezes so no one got a raise. First years make 25,000. I'm going into my 4th year and make 10,000 less then my friend at the public school with the same experience.
     
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    I'm applying for a job this weekend and it will be $13,000. I have no experience other than subbing and its a new school just in its second year.
     
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    I am amazed at the vast differences in pay here.

    First year teachers make about $12,000.00 and absolutely no benefits where I teach. :(

    Raises vary from year to year...sometimes it's $250 or a little more; other years there have been no raises. :(
     
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    I was hired last year at $30,000. I was a first year teacher with just subbing experience.
     
  17. lou reed

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    how on earth do some of you survive on >$20,000 salaries? that's about $10/hour. You could make more in food service...
     
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    In my area it varies alot. We have many schools who do not require degrees and they pay about $10./hr. and less.

    Our Catholic school has been closed down after 50 plus years.

    The schools I have worked at pay well, but about 15 to 20% below public and usually only sick leave for benefits.

    My school starts a BA/BS certified teacher at $28,000. but they haven't raised that starting salary in 6 years which is not good. But with public school teachers being laid off noone is complaining right now!
     
  19. sahsjing

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    I once worked in a Catholic Prep School. I was paid over $50,000 a year. Not bad!
     
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    Wow, I'm shocked at some of these salaries. I just accepted a maternity leave position at a Catholic school and now I'm nervous about the salary. The P told me it would be long-term sub pay which is higher than regular sub pay but couldn't tell me an exact amount. Anyone have any ideas?
     

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