A teacher’s salary is determined by the following factors:
- Credential Status: Credentialed employees are placed on a higher salary schedule than non-credentialed employees.
Note: Non-credentialed employees do not receive step increases based on years of outside teaching experience (see below).
- Units post-BA: The salary schedule is determined by the number of semester units earned beyond a Bachelor’s degree and is broken into the three classifications below:
- Classification 1: BA degree
- Classification 2: BA + 30 semester units
- Classification 3: BA + 60 semester units
Note: Quarter units are worth 2/3 of a semester unit.
- Years of teaching experience: Credentialed employees are granted a salary step for each full year of teaching experience, both internally and/or in other school districts/private schools. Additionally, time is not cumulative; the employee must have worked 75% of the school year for that year to qualify toward a step increase. Working 50% in one school year, and 50% in another school year are not the equivalent of one full school year for the purposes of salary placement.
Note: Newly hired employees are placed on the lowest salary schedule (C6 or B6) at step 1 and are not placed into higher classifications until documentation (i.e. transcripts, verification of experience forms, credential accreditation, etc) are received and verified. Placements are entered and reflect on the paycheck following receipt and verification of forms. There are no retroactive placements. It is the employees’ responsibility to furnish the salary office with verification of these items.