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Teacher Pay Scale – Darien CT

January 29, 2007 pm31 9:28 pm

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.

Darien, Connecticut is an affluent town on Long Island Sound, just east of Stamford, south of New Canaan, and west of Norwalk. It is very white (96%) and very rich (average family income is over $150,000).

Darien’s salary schedule is below the fold ———–>

I don’t understand this salary chart completely. In particular, I don’t know why the first line is blank (is there a separate probationary schedule that I missed??) Note the note at the bottom. It will take some teachers 18 years, not 16, to reach maximum.

As you review the numbers below, notice how closely they match New York City. Somewhere mid-career, however, Darien gets ahead. This is partially due to annual raises, as opposed to less frequent longevities in NYC. (These are current salaries, and should be compared against current, not future numbers.)

For comparison, Westport CT’s scale is less generous. Click to see Westport’s teacher pay scale.

TEACHERS SALARY SCHEDULE for 2006 – 2007


STEP

BA

MA

MA+15

MA+30

MA+60

PhD

1
           

2
 
45871

47558

49451

54080

57666

3

40187

47772

49357

51422

55912

59737

4

41996

49772

51411

53425

57962

61803

5

43866

52035

54291

55517

60125

63902

6

45852

54672

56291

57544

62202

66168

7

47577

57594

58894

60785

64786

68589

8

49525

59961

61657

63240

67576

71817

9

51474

63039

64408

65969

70385

74126

10

54575

65693

66818

69183

73295

76435

11
 
67660

68823

71150

75360

78472

12
 
70065

71064

73449

77712

80964

13
 
72344

73355

75586

79901

83276

14
 
74875

76175

78026

82353

85973

15
 
81735

82809

84759

88810

90766

16
 
85004

86121

88149

92362

94397

Subsequent to July 1, 2006 any teacher advancing from the BA track shall be placed two steps below their then-current placement when placed on the MA track.

Source: Agreed Language between the Darien Board of Education and Darien Education Association 2006 – 2009, November 21, 2005.

Share links, or e-mail me, and I will post more salary schedules. The six I have posted? Five I stumbled on; one a reader sent in. Send more, I’ll post more (and more people will send more, and more people will read them, and more people ….)

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Angela permalink
    February 7, 2007 am28 11:01 am 11:01 am

    Thought you would get a kick out of this link…it lists the salaries of almost all districts on long island….but is about 1 year behind…notice how much more teachers make out there….
    http://www.lischooltax.com/Liferpg10.html

  2. no_slappz permalink
    March 4, 2007 am31 7:09 am 7:09 am

    As a graduate of Darien High School I can tell you the Darien school system is very good. Many of my classmates went to top colleges. In fact, about 90% of my class attended college and probably close to 50% graduated. Recent DHS graduating classes have outperformed mine.

    The teaching environment is pretty good. Student behavior is far better in Darien compared with NYC.

    Local residents pay plenty of dollars in property taxes to support the school system.

  3. Shirley Lew permalink
    March 13, 2007 pm31 8:12 pm 8:12 pm

    I am considering two jobs, one in Long Island and one in Connecticut (hopefully Darien) since it is close to the NYC. Please help with a comparison on teacher’s salary in Nassau LI to Darien CT. I would like to make an informed decision.

  4. March 13, 2007 pm31 8:43 pm 8:43 pm

    You have the Darien scale, above. We have a link to summaries of 2 year old salary scales in Angela’s comments above. The summaries are in PDF’s. If you have trouble reading them, let me know.

    It seems to me that the Nassau salaries in general are the highest in the region, but that varies district to district. Is salary your only consideration? Commute? “Culture” of the district (I hate the phrase, but you probably know what I mean)

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