Salary and benefits - Ny teacher

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  1. ST13

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    Hello, I have been offered a Pre-k position at a private school I have been working at part time for almost 8 years.

    A little about me, I am certified from birth to 6th grade in general Ed and just finished my masters degree in special Ed 1-6 grade. I have been subbing for three years.

    I am just curious as to what the logistics of benefits and salary for a pre-k position would be. Ive been applying to jobs for about 3 years and even though I have experience subbing, unfortunately schools want experience with lesson planning which I don't have.

    This isn't a job I would keep forever, but I think it really would help me in interviews and give me that first year experience.

    However, I would definitely need to negotiate salary. The pay at this school in general is low, I know I'm not going to be making a lot but I want to make sure that I'm making enough.

    So in general if you are comfortable sharing, how much do you make as a Pre-k teacher? Also, what are your health benefits like? This school doesn't give benefits to everyone but I made it clear I need benefits... I just don't want to get jipped in the long run.

    Basically I am just curious what I should look for generally when talking and negotiating with my boss. I don't want to be taken advantage of just because I'm inexperienced and young.
     
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  3. Preschool0929

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    I teach preschool, but I'm in a public school. I make $45,000/year. Most private pre-k teachers in my city make around $25-30,000/year, but NY might pay differently :)
     
  4. ash_sk8s

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    This varies WIDELY! Some places pay as low as $9-$10 hour. I myself, as a lead teacher with a masters, am making $16.83 currently, with both cost of living and performance raises annually. This is in Oregon.
     
  5. luv2teach444

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    preschool teachers here in the private setting (churches mostly) make about $9 an hour. But there are preschool teachers that are paid by the county, and they get regular teacher pay, with 0 years exp it's like $37k bach & with a master's 0 years exp it's about $43k There is no negotiating a district job of course
     
  6. ChildWhisperer

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    Most recently, I made 27-28k as a Pre-K teacher in a private school.
     
  7. Mrs.Sheila

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    11 years under my belt ~ under 16K a year.
     

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