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Old 11-21-2012, 05:32 AM   #41
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You also have to look at the cost of medical insurance to give a fair comparison. My district starts at 40K, but the family medical HMO is about $1100 a month. That is a huge chunk of salary gone right there if you need to use our insurance.
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I started with a BS degree at $28000, but that was 7 years ago. I live in Utah. My base salary is now around $40,000 and I have a Masters. But I make more than that with my extended contract, and extra curricular stuff. We have a pretty low cost of living here and that makes a difference too. Around here I make better money as a teacher than I could in the private sector, which is not true everywhere.
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That's interesting, I assumed teachers at private schools would make more.
I think there's a big range. My SIL is in metro Detroit and moved from one private to another and while I don't know her salary, I do know she got a $20k/year raise and now has health insurance. Insurance wasn't an option at the other school. She's been teaching 8 years and teaches preschool.
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