(Man, Im posting up a storm lately) So, Im making Max. 40k a year at a non-public private day school. Thats what I'll make the rest of my life if I stay there. Would you take a public school job if you have take a pay cut? There are some (most) districts that will not give me the experience credit for my years (4+). Its in the contract that to get experience credit, your teaching years have to be in a public school. While the 1st step Masters isn't that far off, some districts meet or exceed my current salary.. Then some districts are off about 5k a year. Granted retirement is amazing, 9% compared to my measly 3% with my 403b. Any thoughts on this?