Now being nosy - just curious. I saw on the other thread about is teaching work that our salaries seem to be all over the place. So you don't have to put YOUR salary, but maybe an average and what the starting is. I started at around $35k in DE and that was 8 years ago. When I left there I was making about $60K but that was with dept chair duties, too, and a Master's. Excellent benefits - PPO, vision, dental, everything was covered. 2 classes a year were fully covered. We had a salary scale that moved up every year of service. Here I am not quite making $50K, but that's with no extra duties. I don't understand our scale at all - it isn't done by years - I think the way you move up is completely arbitrary. We have to pay some for benefits, and we have a high deductible plan with limited vision and dental. We can take 2 classes a year but they are only partially covered. The area of DE I lived in was probably somewhat more expensive on a regular basis as far as groceries, restaurants, etc go, but I think living in PA is a lot more expensive than DE in general. Anyone else who doesn't mind sharing? I am really interested in the differences, and if you think it reflects your cost of living.