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 ). 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?