Teacher salaries at $100,000 +

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  1. Irishdave

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    Yes, of course if we all stay in it long enough w/o getting pink slipped, we'll eventually make this kind of money in most cases. But it's a shame that a teacher has to work 100 yrs (yes, I know I'm exaggerating) & be near retirement (which means they're elderly) to finally make this amt. That's the whole thing about it. I read an article a long time ago that many other professions that require the same level of education as teachers make much more a whole lot faster (as I'm sure we all know).

    That's why to get into the teaching profession, people should really be passionate about it because as we all know, it's definitely not about the money here.
     
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    Teacher salaries took a jump? Apparently they leapfrogged me!
     
  5. Irishdave

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    me too

    in many states they use the 80 rule age + years teaching
    I started teaching at 22 if I had not subed for some time I could have retired at 51 but instead I retired at 55 51+29=80

    with my SS disability and retirement I make 90% of what I made teaching
     
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    I'm a late comer to the profession and I will only get 20 years in, so I will not make even close to the money the NY teachers make. I think the superintendent is the only one close to that kind of salary, but he's not there yet--and my district is one of the higher paying in the county.

    I'm not disappointed with my salary...yet, as long as I continue to have sumers off and all the holiday breaks, I am content. Before I returned to college and started teaching, I worked for a corporation. That was no fun--fighting with seniority, etc. I am much happier teaching! :)
     
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    1. 102k is not all that much in New York City.

    2. The article is not responsible journalism since it implies that all teachers make that much money. In my district in California, we top out at around 75k.
     
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    Here too, Sarge, and we don't get anything for having a doctorate (I lie - we get $750 a year) or having National Board certification, so no motivation to do either. I'll probably have 15 years in when I retire, so that's not going to be a bonanza either.
     
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    Obviously NYC isn't having the same budget issues as we are in VA.....“Long as there’s kids, I have a job.” Not so here.....In my county of 8 schools last I heard we were possibly loosing 60 positions next year, 35 or 40 of which will be teachers.

    ETA: and by the way they have told us that NO jobs are safe...no matter how long you have or have not been teaching.
     
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    Here teachers with 30 years experience top out at just under 50.000. That's with a PhD.
     
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    In our school we have a bunch of teachers that top out over 100,000 a year, and since they are, many of them are NOT retiring, why would they? With the economy is as it is, they just keep working, I would too.

    Those teachers BTW have their masters + 30 credits.
     
  12. Irishdave

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    Not in NYC it is upstate in ROCHESTER 335 miles northwest of NYC
     
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    We top out at 30 years. And it is no where near $100,000.
     
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    I do not feel that if you are near retirement you are elderly. I am certainly near retirement (4 years and will have taught for 30 years) and DO NOT consider myself elderly at all.
     
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    My colleague is in a school district that increases salary by age, tenure, and education. One teacher has been there for less than 10 yrs, in her 40s and is making 100K plus.

    It is very possible.
     
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    Remember they got to $100K by also doing extra school assignments (ie. summer school, Clubs, Sports)
     
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    100K a year, wow, I don't know what I'd do with myself if I made that much $$! Well, nevermind, of course I do. I'd buy a house, fully own my car, pay off that darned credit card, maybe have a savings, etc., etc.
     
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    And many of them have seen their retirement savings cut in half over the last year. Not too many people will be choosing to retire anytime soon!

    And you could put in 30 years of teaching and retire in your early to mid 50s. Not elderly by any stretch of the imagination. The first 2 women quoted in the article were 55 and 53 years old respectively.
     
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    I think they cap off at about $80,000 here.
     
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    When I teach for 30 years, I will be 52~
     
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    32+ years here make $60,000, and we're a high paying district by TX standards.
     

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