Teacher Salary Raises

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  1. DigitalDiva25

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    How long have you been a teacher and each year did you get a raise?
     
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    15 years.
    Yes, I've gotten a raise every year except for the first year when I taught in a private Catholic school in Virginia and then moved to NJ and was offered the same pay when I taught at Catholic school here. I then made a big jump in salary when I went to public education and have gotten an increase in pay every year since...including some reallly nice pay bumps earned from accumulating additional grad credits. I'm now at Masters plus 60 credits so I earn the max at each year's step on my district's guide.
     
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    I just started at a new school and already got a raise because of our new contract. I will also get a raise yearly on my anniversary.
     
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    5 years, 1 raise (a whopping $400 or so).
     
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    I am getting ready to start year 20. We get step raises every year. I don't know the exact percentage. I got a $3000 per year raise in 1996 when I finished my masters. I only remember two other raises. The most recent one was still quite a few years ago, and it was 2.5%.
     
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    Starting year 7. Due to a change in districts after year 2 and halt on step increases, I actually make $6000 less a year than my second year of teaching. That is not adjusted for inflation.
     
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    No raise for me for 5 years.(pay freeze) In fact, this year, we took a pay cut.
    I've been teaching 18 years. I did get raises when I climbed the step scale, but they have stopped doing the scale.
     
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    I'm not a teacher anymore (but an SLP), but I just finished my 1st year, but had been subbing for them since January, 1999. I'll get my 1st raise a year from when I was hired (almost 2 mos into the school year).
     
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    I taught for 2 years at my former school before I got a 5% raise. If I would have stayed this year, I would have gotten a 1.8% raise. I decided to leave and get a job with a higher base pay.
     
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    I just finished year 26. I teach in a Catholic high school. I've gotten a raise every single year, including a $3000 raise when I returned to my school after 5 years of being home with my kids.
     
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    Starting my 5th year-- First two years I got a 2% raise, then when I switched schools I was given a $3k raise, and now I make a 2% raise every year, plus bonuses around Christmas and end of the school year (amounting to around $500-$700).
     
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    4 years completed, no district-wide raise OR step increase since I began working. I did earn a 1,800 yearly supplement for completing my M. Ed.
     
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    I get a yearly increase of not quite $3 a day- so just under $600 a year and just got an increase of that same amount for having a BA + 15 graduate credit hours.
     
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    3 years, no raise...thankful to have a job though. =0)
     
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    19 years
    Began at $29,000 now at $37,000
    Like applecore, I am grateful for a job but for the 1st time I am considering something else. Living month to month gets old and it hurts to tell my sons they cannot do some common things due to no money.
     
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    I just finished my third year. I had a raise each year. I most likely will not be getting a raise in September (or for the next few years) though.
     
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    I've taught for 7 years, 2 in a charter school and 5 in a regular public school. I have gotten a raise every year at both schools.
     
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    Just finished my 4th year - no raises. In fact, due to an increase in insurance costs, I actually netted less in 2011-2012 than the year before - my actual paycheck went down.
     
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    Finished year 12, and I have received the annual step increases all along.
     
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    8 years. I have had a raise every year.
     
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    2 years, my salary decreased due to budget cuts (furlough days) between year 1 and 2. Had I stayed at that school for next year, I would have received another decrease and had to take on a high deductible insurance plan (much, much worse coverage than a traditional plan-a lot more costs for you out of pocket). I am going to a new school were I will get a 2,000 dollar raise over what I have been making and also get my insurance 100% covered by the district, resulting in more money that I actually get out of my paycheck. They have had a step increase every year- we'll see how long that holds out though. The teacher who was hired to replace me at my previous school is making 4k less than I did when I started 2 years ago- both of us new teachers.
     
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    10 years in the district. We are supposed to get step increases every year but the steps had e been frozen for 3 years or so because of budget cuts. This year our pay also decreased because of increased cost of medical insurance.
     
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    Wow. :( It's amazing how much salaries can differ from place to place.

    Where I teach you get an increase every year, but some years its more substantial. So for example this year going into my 2nd year I'll get a big bump, compared to what I'll get increased when I start my 3rd year. You also get bumps for master's/credits. I started with my master's so I started about $4,000 higher than I would have without a master's. Now I'm going back for my second master's which will be a significant increase in pay eventually.
     
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    We got a salary cut two years ago, a 3.3% cut last month, and another cut is on the horizon...
     
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    :( Un. Believable.
     
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    Wow. :( I really really hope they don't stop the scale here!
     
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    Budget cuts. :(
    I am thankful I have a job, though.
     
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    It's unreal that you've worked that long and make $37,000. I have worked for 5 years and I'll make around that much this coming year with my newly acquired bachelor's +15 status. Do you teach at a private school?
     
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    I've worked for a year and I make significantly more than that. I guess cost of living plays a factor into that too. But it still shocks me how much salaries can vary from place to place.
     
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    Starting year 4. Every year I've earned about $81 USD more per month, but since I am taking a new job, which pays much better, I will be starting making about $1860 USD more each month than this previous year. Cost of living is much cheaper here, so this new job is going to put me into a great position to really start pumping money into my student loans, something that would have been much more difficult to do in the states.
     
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    Salaries and cost of living vary geographically, but Wowza...$37 K is just a bit above starting salary for new teachers in many local NJ districts. I've been in my school for 12 years...started with one year granted on the scale and my current contract after 12 years is more than two times your amount after 19 years:(...and I still tutor 12 hours a week, work dismissal duty and teach an enrichment class for extra $$.
     
  33. Rabbitt

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    Nope, public school.
     
  34. Rabbitt

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    We are always toying with one of the lowest paying districts in the state. It is pretty sad.

    I stay as I adore my collegues and the class sizes (16 tops and I have not had that many since 2008).
     
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    I've just finished my fourth year. We get a raise every year as well as a small bonus if our state test scores are at a certain level (this is a charter school).
     
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    Beginning my 30th year and got a pay increase every year. You also move on the board when you earn additional credits, BA + 15, BA + 30, etc. I also earn additional stipends for mentoring and teaching an enrichment class. I thank my union for all of this!!
     
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    Ouch, Rabbit.
     
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    I'm changing districts and will have about a 1k pay cut, but I will be saving over two hundred a month in gas and will have an hour more a day to use as I like so I think it's a fair trade off.

    Otherwise my step increases have been negated by insurance increases some years, but usually I net a couple hundred more a year.
     
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    I am going into year four, and yes, I receive a raise every year. I move up the grid every year as I gain experience. After 10 years I max out on the grid, but salary still increases with inflation.

    Cost of living must very greatly. I started $10 000 higher than where Rabbitt is now...
     
  40. Danny'sNanny

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    Going into year 4.

    Most teachers have taken a cut each year for several years, I've avoided it because I was already on the bottom!

    Got my first raise for next year, mostly because they raised starting salary, so a new hire would be making more than me.

    So, I'm finally getting just over $30,000
     
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    Well, that's awesome, at least! Small class size is a bonus money can't buy! Our top class size is 24- I think we can be paid extra for 25 or 26 if we agree to it. I generally have 22 or so. This past year I ended up with 19 for a while and then 20. Sixteen sounds great!!
     

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