Texas Teacher’s Salary Increase
Do you want to teach in Texas? If your answer is “YES!” then your timing is excellent. A recent search on the job board “Work in Texas” currently lists over 20,000 teaching positions open in Texas. Plus, school districts in Texas have raised the starting salary for teachers considerably. Not only that, there are other ways to increase your teacher’s salary with stipends, bonuses, and other benefits.
Average Salary for Starting Teachers
If you aren’t familiar with starting salaries for teachers, you may be thinking of your own teacher’s salary from when you were in school, but times have changed. Starting salaries for teachers in larger cities are at or near $60,000. At iteach, we have seen job board postings for schools with teacher salaries that start at $70,000.
How High Do Teacher Salaries Go?
When people think of salaries for teachers, they often think of teachers being underpaid. Teachers are some of the hardest working people on the planet and should be compensated well for their positions, but did you know that many teachers are paid very well? Some Texas teachers earn over $100,000 a year. According to an article posted on Teacher Incentive Allotment rewards the best teachers with higher salaries through state funding that has been set aside to keep teachers in the classroom. Educators who are selected have shown to be effective teachers, and their results demonstrate measurable improvements in their students. The program requires participating districts to implement systems that will designate teachers as “recognized,” “exemplary,” or “master.” According to an article from kdhnews.com,
“Copperas Cove teachers have the potential to earn a six-figure salary thanks to a new program through the Texas Education Agency. The new Teacher Incentive Allotment rewards the best teachers with higher salaries through state funding that has been set aside to keep teachers in the classroom.“
“Educators who are selected have shown to be effective teachers, and their results demonstrate measurable improvements in their students. The program requires participating districts to implement systems that will designate teachers as “recognized,” “exemplary,” or “master.”
While making $100,000 a year is not typical, it is also not impossible. iteach allows teachers to use their credits towards a master’s degree with the American College of Education. These degrees can be completed online, starting at just $6200. Combine a master’s degree with other tools and resources offered by iteach, and you could be designated as an “exemplary” or “master” educator. These designations in Texas have big pay-offs financially.
You can learn more about a degree from ACE by clicking here.
Teacher Sign-on Bonuses in Texas
As the marketing director for iteach, I recently got a call from an administrator who said that their school was doing something she had never heard of; they were giving a $10,000 sign-on bonus. That’s right, many schools are giving large sign-on bonuses, and if you want to be a teacher, some districts are paying for the cost of an alternative certification program like iteach. That’s right; you could get your teacher certification paid for in full by some districts if you qualify.
Teacher Job Board Information
Are you looking for a job as a teacher? If so, check out our job board. We have school admins and principals posting new jobs daily. Also, if you follow us on Facebook, we publish several job fairs year-round.
Most Common Benefits for School Teachers
- 401(k) matching
- Dental Insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Employee discount
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Opportunities for advancement
- Paid time off
- Paid training
- Parental leave
- Professional development assistance
- Referral program
- Retirement plan
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
(Data source: Indeed.com)
Teacher Salary Increases by District
The table below shows the starting salary in each district for a new teacher with no teaching experience.
Articles About the Texas Teacher Salary Increase
“Multiple local school districts are raising starting salaries for new teachers to $60,000 or higher. Many districts also started recruiting earlier in an effort to fill vacancies by the next school year.”
House announced HISD teachers will be receiving an average pay raise of 11% to kick off the 2022-23 school year, and the starting teacher salary will be bumped to $61,500, up from $56,869 in the 2021-22 school year.
Become a Teacher. Change Lives.
If you are passionate about impacting the world around you there are few places where you can influence the future as much as a teacher. Teachers have the ability to build students up and set them on a positive course that can have a ripple effect for future generations.
If you are interested in becoming a teacher, check out our online teacher certification process and you could be teaching in a matter of weeks.