Private School Salaries

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  1. Beth2004

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    I interviewed for a 3rd grade position at a private school today and was pretty much offered the job. The pay is extremely low, though and I'm just wondering if this is typical private school pay or not. I would really appreciate it if any private school teachers could please share what the starting pay is at their school. If you don't want to post it here I'd be happy with a PM. :)
     
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  3. MissFrizzle

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    According to the pay scale I have


    BA- 27,058
    MA 29,455
     
  4. Beth2004

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    Oh, that is much, much higher than what this school pays....
     
  5. MissFrizzle

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    :( sorry

    Would your experience move you up on the salary scale at all?
     
  6. Beth2004

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    No. All new teachers coming in make the same thing.
     
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    When I interviewed at a parochial school 7 years ago, I was offered $19,500., and that was with a Master's.
     
  8. Beth2004

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    I'm beginning to think that it's just this school.
    The pay is $10.70 an hour which would only come out to about $14,000 a year.
     
  9. JenL

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    i don't teach at a private school but i have many friends who do and they all start out at the same pay regardless of experience or education. it is usually about 5-7,000 less than public schools in the area....about 21,000 to start.
     
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    Actually, that's not much lower than my pay as a Teacher's Aide for a public school district. My annual salary is $15,787.20 - 1196 hours total @ $13.20 per hour.

    For the pay that private school is offering you, you'd be better off taking a TA position at a public school. AT least you'd have slightly better pay WITH benefits if full-time.
     
  11. Beth2004

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    That's what I'm thinking. I'd probably be better off working as a paraprofessional in one of my local districts. The thing is, though, this would be classroom teaching experience on my resume.
     
  12. JaimeMarie

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    Not even 14. Probably closer to 13,000. I made 12.05 an hr this past year and only made a little over 13,000.

    I was offered a teaching position four yrs ago at a private school. She paid 8.50 an hr. I declined. I made more as an ed tech and had benefits.
     
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    I'm really shocked at how low the pay is at this school. I went in thinking it would be higher. I just keep thinking that this could be the only chance I have this school year to have my own classroom...which is what I'm dying to have....and it would be teaching experience in my own classroom to put on my resume for next year's job search.
     
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    Beth you would surely make more then that substituting again.........and that IS classroom experience! That pay is horrible, even for a private school..........especially where you are from!
     
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    I would only make more than that subbing if I am getting called daily and subbing doesn't offer any benefits either. Besides, with subbing it woudln't be my classroom.

    This is what has been going on in my head all day. I can make arguments either way!
     
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    that is true.........you will have to make a list of pros and cons and see which one wins out! Any chance you could tell them you need to make a little more then what they are offering? It is worth a shot. Or see if they could subsidize you by paying a part of medical bills, etc. It would be worth looking into.
     
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    Well you have until Friday to decide. Discuss with your bf if you can afford to do this for one year. Will the other expensive be paid. You can probably take a deferment on your school loans.
     
  18. Beth2004

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    She said that that pay is all they can offer. All new teachers start out at the same rate. That's why she said that I can think about it until Friday and get back to her. She realizes that there may be other opportunities out there and that it's something I really need to think about.
     
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    I wonder if there would be a chance for you to pick up extra money by tutoring at the school.........
    Good luck Beth. Sounds like a lot to think about! And CONGRATS on the offer!!!!! :)
     
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    Kinder- tutoring is great, but I'm thinking to teach all day and then try to plan, etc. You would be killing yourself for such low pay. That's just my opinion.
     
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    I'm used to low pay, but that is ridiculous. Our new teachers start in the low 20s and I thought that was low! We do get to tutor and keep all the money. And we have some benefits.
     
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    True Frizz.....I was just trying to be creative. :)

    Tells you what I know though, I thought full time employees, regardless of where you work, had to be offered benefits.............
    tells you how much I know! hahaha!
     
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    I know... I wasn't complaining at all. Just thinking out loud I guess:D

    It' s such an insult to teachers to be paid that low.:(
     
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    I know that, you goof!!!!!!!!:p
     
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    7YA:D :eek: :cool:
     
  26. Beth2004

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    That's for sure!

    When I called my boyfriend to tell him about it he said, "That's just a slap in the face." I completely agree, but what's my alternative? Day to day subbing? I don't know what's worse.
    He also suggested tutoring to me so that's something I've been thinking about.
     
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    Ok............am I the ONLY one who thinks that it is a law that full time employees anywhere need to be offered benefits? Is this just a Wisconsin thing.............I have that stuck in my mind, someone fill me in.......please!
    Beth.....for the experience, if you CAN afford it, I'd say take it. You will know where you are going each day, have a classroom of your own,etc. Do they pay you by the hour then? So, if you have to come back at night, you are compensated?????
     
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    That's what I'm thinking....
    I would assume that since it's hourly pay I would get paid for things going on after school hours that I'm required to be at.
     
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    20k...1st year w/ ba...additional 1k/yr if you stay with them...max out @ 25K
     
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    In some places, teachers aren't required to work 40 hours a week (we're only required to work 36). That's considered full time according to our district, but if I worked in another industry, it wouldn't be. In my hubby's office, full time is ONLY 40 hours. He has a part timer that works 38 a week, and gets no benefits. Kind of slimy, actually.... And, then, of course, is the summer. They may look at the 2 and 1/2 months off a year and say she isn't working a whole year.
    Kim
     
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    Private schools salaries are usually less. It depends on where you live and the school district. I also just went on an interview for a private school position. For elem. they pay about 26,000 and for secondary they pay 29,000. This is in New Jersey. I was offered a part time job in a public school that paid the same amount. The principal told me that this salary was a big jump from what it use to be $17,000. Hope this helps!!

     
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    Oh, I definitely expected the pay to be significantly less than the public schools in my area, but I had expected it would be around $20,000, not $13,000!
     
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    I would check with the school first to see if they pay for those extra things. I went on an interview today for a private school and the principal told me flat out that I would not get paid for any extras like they do in the public schools although I would be required to do the extras-such as back to school night, conferences, staying later after school, and so on.
    If you have no other option right now I would take it for the experience. A full time teaching experience looks great on the resume.
     
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    I would think that because it is an hourly status, not salaried, she would be entitled to get paid for those extras at night or whenever they may arise.
     
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    I would hope they would pay her for those extras, it is only right. I assumed the school I interviewed with today would have paid for them too. I didn't even think to ask about it, until the principal came right out and said you do not get paid for the extras, not for staying late when we ask you too, not for conferences, not for back to school night, and so on. Doesn't hurt to check.
     
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    Was that a salaried or an hourly position, sharon?
     
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    back to school night, conferences , and staying late I would assume are part of the job and not extra. I think you might be able to get some sort of stipend.
     
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    I'm going back to a Catholic HS. I worked there for 13 years before I quit to be home with my kids, and taught in another Catholic HS for 7 years before that. I have my MS.

    I'll be making $63,000 this year.
     
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    But she is paid by the hour. So if she arrives at 8am and works until 3pm she is paid 6.5 hrs if you take out the lunch break. She should be paid for extra time she puts in. As a salary teacher those hours are already considered when they figure the salary.
     
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    Well that is something to look forward to in for us Beth if we ever get to teach for 13 yrs!
     
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    Jaime, I'm starting my 14th year and not making that much! :(
     

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