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How much are you being paid and how many years of experience do you have? How much do you think you deserve?

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I'm so grateful for this thread. I feel like this is the only place I can express my complaints about my salary without backlash. I have my MA, this is my 3rd year teaching, and have maxed out on the payscale. My salary is $67,000 and next year it will be $70,000, which includes the 1% raise the district gave us for adding extra work days... Not that bad, but so much of it is taken out of my monthly paycheck for dues and adding health insurance for my husband. Considering I live in Southern California and my husband is still going to school, I barely manage to get by. Instead of thinking about buying a car or saving up for a place of my own, I'm preoccupied paying off student loans, bills, and rent (discounted rent with family, because I wouldn't be able to afford living on my own). It just upsets me because the admins and district personnel get paid 6 figures+ and are reaping the benefits that teachers have worked so hard for with the students. We're being promised reduced class sizes, more resources, more support/ opportunities for growth, but I still have an overcrowded Kinder class, I'm still buying things for my class out of my own pocket, and I don't feel like I'm supported. I love going above and beyond for my students, but at the same time I sometimes feel as though why should I put in the extra effort if I don't feel supported or acknowledged. And I know I'm not the only one feeling this way. Okay... Well I went on a little tangent, but thanks for reading my little rant 😊 If anyone would understand, it's teachers. I appreciate you guys ❤️

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And about 15 miles away from Waukegan, I've got a master's plus 30 with 13 years experience and will be at 98k this year. Master's +0 with 13 years experience is in the mid 80's.

I tried to skim through and make sure I am not being redundant but I haven’t seen anyone from TN post yet. I am in a suburb of nashville and with the growth this area has seen over the last 10 years the pay isn’t changing. Started in 2008 at $36k and left in 2018 at $42k after taxes. With the rise in the cost of living that is absolutely unsustainable, especially as a single mother. The district I worked in is in the top 5 in the state every year for performance but we are 33rd paid in the state in one of the richest counties in the state. People move here to send their kids to school in this district but aren’t willing to pay more taxes to pay the teachers extending that top notch education. The lack of and allocation of funds is the problem and makes me sick to see all these people driving up in their 100k cars living in their $500k houses as a stay at home mom while I have to live in a terrible area full of crime and commute into the town I grew up in to teach. I had to leave. I didn’t have a choice. I had to do better for my daughter. I’m not a millionaire now and I still can’t afford to live there but I’ve at least been able to afford milk and not have to make choices on which bills to pay.

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$33,000, 2nd year. I think at this point I should be at least making $45,000

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63K with Master’s Degree and 23 years experience...my husband is in law enforcement with NO degree and fewer years in and makes almost as much as I do.

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You both deserve more.

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$51k and I’m almost done with my masters. 5th year teaching but 2nd year with my current district. With the costs of my current classes plus student loan debt, I am thinking I should be paid at least 65-70k a year.

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This is ridiculous and disrespectful!!! How one supposed to live on these salaries today ??

34K. 5 years. Arizona. Yep...

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AZ really messed up their teaching staff when they changed the credentialing requirements - why pay for expertise when you can lower the bar and pay for glorified subs? So ridiculous!

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Special ed teacher here. $40,500 year 3 with a masters- I should be paid 60k

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No partner, just 1 F/T and 2 P/T teaching jobs, trying to make it to retirement .

In six years of teaching your jump in salary has only been two thousand dollars? Ugh that is disappointing. Praying for you to hopefully be compensated better in the near future

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I’m a paraprofessional in a private school and this is my second year. I have a BA in history. I make 12.25 an hour now. last year I made 10 and I asked for a raise for all the work I put in when I am not clocked in. I still only make about 25,000 a year doing summer camp and working 2 jobs outside of school.

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Have you decided which online school you will attend? In my district people are attending WGU and Grand Canyon University. If you do WGU you will have to submit an edTPA to be eligible for your teaching certificate. I am working on that now.

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26 years with masters...$82,500.

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I make $86k in my 5th year. I have my Master’s degree. I work in an extremely well-paying district and I consider myself extremely lucky.

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Considering the cost of living in CA, it’s likely comparable to other states with lower pay. It sounds like a lot, but $86k in CA doesn’t usually go too far.

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I make 42,000. I have a Masters degree and I’ve been teaching for five years. I don’t know what I deserve but I know it’s not having to work an extra job to make ends meet

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12 years, two masters, 91000. But I’m in NYC and I can barely afford rent and student loans. That being said, I think that we all deserve more money especially because more education is expected and it’s not free

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Philadelphia suburbs pay six figures plus for doctorate and approximately 15 years service.

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Really 😱😱😱😱?!? Woooow!

This will be my 48th year and I have a Ph.D. Raised 6 kids and obviously at the end of my career. Make 89k but have taken 3 year pay freezes along the way. Spend a ton on classroom library and on association dues, but it’s all part of the profession. It’s the students who keep me coming back, not the pay.

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Where do you teach I'm MI?

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97k with 16 years experience along with a Masters and 60 units as well as a BCLAD. Of course housing is expensive and sucks up most of my monthly paycheck. It’s All relative living in San Diego. Looking forward to moving out of state as soon as I retire.

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24 years. $53k with extra stipend for an added class and a club I sponsor.

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It’s why everyone is looking elsewhere. It’s gotten that bad.

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2nd year 42,000 bachelor's

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I started at 17,500

5th year, bachelor's plus graduate credits (working on my masters, changed lanes), and extra compensation for teaching two college courses, I make 41,000 a year. With all the work I do I think I deserve 50,000 (I teach 8 preps and am honor society advisor for no compensation and knowledge bowl coach) I do get 1,700 extra spread out through 3 months for the knowledge bowl. I'm in MN btw.

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Yes, you deserve more.

Masters plus 24, 40 years 63k

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21 years 47K😢

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I am beginning my 27th year and I am at $49,600. I feel that I should be making closer to 70K since I produce good testing scores in the classroom consistently. Any raise I get is eaten up by insurance increases.

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Hot take: consultants at MBB have big egos and seem to promote the idea that they're the "best of the best" not realizing that, in 2021, the "best of the best" works in "tech" typically as engineers and consultants are actually just overworked also rans with oversized egos.

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Can someone explain this sense of entitlement by the younger generation? When I hear the younger gen complaining that they aren't getting paid enough when they start at 70k which is more than some experienced hires.....I just don't understand.

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Wow. This morning on a quarterly regional all hands an Accenture Managing Director (and leader) had the group stop for a full minute for thoughts and prayers for the president in the first lady in the wake of their coronavirus diagnosis. Not sharing my feelings... Just leaving this there.

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It seems morally wrong that consultants are paid more the PhD biochemists, physicists, engineers and social workers. Why is compensation so disconnected from actual value creation in our society?

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Person on LinkedIn reached out claiming to be a recruiter for BCG, but it's a foreign sounding name and their messages have spelling and grammar mistakes. Should I proceed?

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Six consultants meet at a bar for the first time. Deloitte says: I am Deloitted to meet you. Fill in the blanks…. McKinsey: EY, BCG, KPMG, PwC, others….

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What’s one of your long term career goals?

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Bravo Deloitte 🙌 Laid off a Senior and a year later, offer staff/intern position. Consulting or insulting🥴

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So today after dinner at 10:00 PM my manager stops on the way to withdraw cash. I ask him what happened? He says there is a nice strip club nearby. He has a wife and 3 kids back home 😳is this normal?

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Why do consultants slog to make partner $$ when running your own consultancy can yield so much more money with much less effort?

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Turned 26. Which also means it's been 4 years since I finished undergrad. Buddy just finished dental school over that 4 years. Starting salary 180k. 9-5. I picked the wrong career.

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This month I won a few million after taxes in the lottery. My question is do I quit or keep working so I have something to do and have health insurance? Debating working until I decide what I want to do next? If it matters - 40 in Manhattan.

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What is everyone’s opinion of dress code on video calls? Has it changed at all since quarantine?

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Struck out on MBB recruiting, I have never felt so defeated in my professional life. Now I question whether my MBA (M7) was even worth the investment. I am aware that this is a function of the bubble I am in, but up to now I thought I was doing relatively well professionally, apparently not 😟

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Fiance’s dad is an MD and head of infectious disease, he told me this public health emergency is an overreaction. Unless you’re 80 years old or have a pre existing condition, you’re going to be fine

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