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Teacher pay scale – Norwalk CT

January 7, 2007 am31 8:53 am

As I find them, I will post teacher pay scales, concentrating on communities not so far from NYC. For the New York City Department of Education salary schedule, click current or future.

Norwalk’s Salary schedule is below the fold ———–>

Norwalk is a small city of just under 100,000 people, three towns removed from the New York State line. While it is in the middle of Fairfield County, it does not share the affluence of Greenwich, New Canaan, Darien, or Westport. The population is about 30% Black and Hispanic. I don’t know how to look up cost of living, but I assume it is below that of New York City. Still, as you review the numbers below, notice how quickly the pay rises compared to NYC. Most of the raises hit by 10 years. There is also much more room to add education. I do not know where the 4 longevities kick in. And this is current. Do not compare against next year’s NYC contract.

TEACHERS’
SALARY SCHEDULE 2006 – 2007


STEP

BA

BA +15

MA

MA +15

1.0

42,435

43,470

44,505

47,610

2.0

43,470

44,505

45,540

48,645

3.0

44,505

45,540

46,575

49,680

4.0

45,540

46,575

47.610

50,715

5.0

47,610

48,645

49,680

52,785

6.0

48,645

49,680

50,715

53,820

7.0

49,680

50,715

51,750

54,855

8.0

50,715

53,303

55,890

58,995

9.0

54,855

58,995

62,618

65,723

10.0

60,004

65,159

70,316

73,167

L1

61,204

66,359

71,516

74,367

L2

63,604

68,759

73,916

76,767

L3

67,204

72,359

77,516

80,367

L4

72,004

77,159

82,316

85.167

TEACHERS’
SALARY SCHEDULE 2006 – 2007


STEP

6 YEAR

6 YR+15

7 YEAR

DOCT

1.0

50,715

53,820

57,960

70,380

2.0

51,750

54,855

58,995

72,450

3.0

52,785

54,890

60,030

74,520

4.0

53,820

56,925

61,065

76,590

5.0

55,890

58,995

63,135

78,660

6.0

56,925

60,030

64,170

80,730

7.0

57,960

61,065

65,205

82,800

8.0

62,100

65,723

68,828

86,423

9.0

68,828

72,450

75,555

90,045

10.0

76,020

79,530

83,150

95,217

L1

77,220

80,730

84,350

96,417

L2

79.620

83,130

86,750

98,817

L3

83,220

86,730

90,350

102,417

L4

88,020

95,150

90,350

107,217

Source: http://www.norwalkpublicschools.org/jobs.html

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. Angela Davis permalink
    January 18, 2007 am31 7:15 am 7:15 am

    I don’t know how accurate these Connecticut payscales are, but as of January , 2007 they do NOT beat NYC salaries. I am a first year teacher, just started in September, 2006 and I have my bachelors, Masters plus 30 excess credits (not above the Masters such as Master’s plus 30) and I make $50,787. I have not completed a full year yet. By May 2008 with the new contract just negotiated, I will be making $57,435 in my second year of teaching. Therefore, compared to the the pay in Connecticut, NYC is better. According to the above scale for new teachers, I would have to work 6 years in Connecticut to get the pay I am getting in my first year in NYC.

  2. January 18, 2007 am31 7:38 am 7:38 am

    Angela,

    I am looking for payscales from around the region, and posting them. This is the scale for Norwalk, Connecticut (each town has its own scale). You would be making 50,715 on this scale today. (MA+30 = 6 year, I think). If I am reading correctly, you are making about $53,500 in New York City.

    It is not possible to compare next year against next year, as we do not have Norwalk’s next year scale.

    What’s most interesting here is the structure. Norwalk allows much more sliding to the right (up to a doctorate) (but I don’t think that comes into play for many teachers). More interesting is the accelerating increases. Depending on education, Norwalk’s raises start getting larger after 4 – 8 years. The middle of their scale (10 year region) is better than NYC’s, where much of the large increases are delayed until late longevity increments.

    Jonathan

  3. Joe permalink
    March 6, 2007 pm31 8:52 pm 8:52 pm

    Are there any Payscales for the Ardsley NY School District Available?

  4. March 7, 2007 am31 4:12 am 4:12 am

    I am looking for Westchester and Nassau pay scales. I thought I was able to find them a few years ago, but nothing on line now. If anyone has access, or knows how to get access, please advise.

  5. Luke permalink
    April 29, 2007 am30 2:19 am 2:19 am

    Like Angela, I am a first year teacher in NYC. I have BA+30 status and I’m currently making $44,000 before tax. Next year, with a master, 30 credits and the new contract, I expect to make about $56,000. As a non-NYS resident, my monthly after tax check is $2,600
    Comparing NYC and Connecticut however is not as simple as it seems.
    For one, taxation is different. NYS takes a much bigger chunk that Connecticut, even if you are not (like me) a resident.
    Second, there are factors one cannot quantify in monetary terms.
    For example, the NYC board of Ed has so many demands that teachers are so frustrated and so have little brain power and time left they can hardly think about teaching.
    Third, one has to consider location and students population. I drive 1 hour and 10 minutes each way to get to my school in the south Bronx. I can assure you that both distance and kind of kids represent a real challenge.

  6. Anonymous permalink
    May 29, 2007 pm31 6:15 pm 6:15 pm

    I am reading this and I live in New Jersey but this only has Masters plus 15 credits…nothing for the teacher after that except Doctorate. I think my salary scale is a tad better. Plus the benefits package.

  7. janis permalink
    January 8, 2008 am31 7:09 am 7:09 am

    I am curious: What are the highest – and lowest-paid paid district in the U.S.? thanks

  8. January 9, 2008 pm31 4:03 pm 4:03 pm

    I do not know. Actually, even if we knew the pay everywhere, would you be interested in starting salary, average salary, or top salary? Even for the small group of scales I’ve published, the choice would depend on which you were looking for.

  9. January 10, 2008 am31 1:38 am 1:38 am

    It’s pretty irrelevant without a cost-of-living benchmark anyhow.

  10. jkl robinson permalink
    April 20, 2008 am30 6:16 am 6:16 am

    Seminole County, FL public school salaries are beyond horrible. I have been teaching for 22 years, and the salaries that I have looked at on this web site are for teachers in the 9th year!!

    Come on Seminole County, enough already!! I am so tired of living paycheck to paycheck. Shame on you

    Take a look for yourself, go to scps.k12.fl.us to employees only, union contracts, and SEA

  11. noreen permalink
    July 15, 2008 pm31 2:44 pm 2:44 pm

    Hi – can you please advise on how to:
    get teacher payscales for New York (I’m particularly interested in Westchester county), Connecticut (all of Connecticut) and New Jersey (again, all of New Jersey). Is there a standard web site to use?
    Secondly, how can I find information on pensions in these states – that is, how much each area/district contributes to one’s pension?
    Thank you —

  12. July 15, 2008 pm31 3:01 pm 3:01 pm

    Noreen,

    I post what I can find. If you find more, please share. You’ll see more on my Teacher Pay Links page, and for Jersey in particular you can find a huge listing of state contracts, including teachers contracts, at the New Jersey public employee commission. Be careful to check the dates.

    Finally, I know nothing about pensions.

  13. noreen permalink
    July 16, 2008 am31 3:51 am 3:51 am

    Thanks jd2718 – thanks for the information you have tracked down and provided. i will definitely share whatever i find. (seems to me all this information should be more accessible — if someone is considering a move to any of those states – or anywhere else, for that matter – shouldn’t the school districts make salary and pension information accessible? i’d like to know what connecticut offers its teachers in terms of pension contributions vs. new york and new jersey – it seems reasonable. when i’m 65 i don’t want to kick myself for not having asked.)
    anyway – thank you again – the information you’ve provided is very helpful. (also, my work email address is nailedartdept@yahoo.co if anyone finds any other resources)
    on another note – regarding the photos – i like the black & white one.
    noreen

  14. anonymous permalink
    January 7, 2009 am31 2:43 am 2:43 am

    Long Island Pay is very high for teachers. I’m currently in my third year of teaching with my doctorate degree in education. My salary is much higher than many of the districts and areas that have been mentioned. Some of these salaries are really outrageous and disheartening, which is most likely apparent in the teaching performance. How can a teacher survive on 700 dollars a week?

  15. sj teacher permalink
    October 2, 2009 pm31 8:09 pm 8:09 pm

    I am a South Jersey teacher in year 15 on our new contract. I make almost 68,000. Next year, year 2 of our contract my salary is 75000.00 Year 3, when I will finish my Masters, I will be over 81000.00 My question is this…..with full benefits paid without any contribution from me, are Conn. and NY any better?

    • October 17, 2009 am31 10:35 am 10:35 am

      Depends on the specific district. Also, careful to look at the totality of the district – its culture, how happy the kids, parents, and teachers seem, what curricula are in use, etc, etc, not just salary.

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