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Old 03-14-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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Hello! My husband and I are considering moving to the Cape Ann area and I was wondering about the average yearly salary for an elementary teacher with 2 years experience and a physical therapist with 6 years home health experience. If anyone knows how I can get this information please let me know. I've done a search online, but that can sometimes be inaccurate because they often include principal salaries in their average. Also, would a larger city like Boston pay a considerable amount more? I'm not against a reasonable commute if it will mean a better job. Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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Public teacher salaries are all public record so you could call any school department and ask them to send you their pay scale.

Are you already teaching in MA? I ask because I would be very skeptical of your ability to move in to MA from out of state and land a public school teaching job.

My wife is a public elementary school teacher in a North of Boston town. Since all MA teachers must be certified and most school districts require graduate degrees, jobs invariably go to teachers who have connections within the local school system. I'm not saying it's impossible to break in to that environment, I'm just trying to paint the picture that it is very hard to do so.

If you are a bilingual or special education teacher the situation is better as those certifications are more in demand.

As for PT compensation, I would suggest looking at Salary.com - Talent Management, Compensation, Competencies, Payroll, Salaries
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:13 PM
 
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Public teacher salaries are all public record so you could call any school department and ask them to send you their pay scale.

Are you already teaching in MA? I ask because I would be very skeptical of your ability to move in to MA from out of state and land a public school teaching job.

My wife is a public elementary school teacher in a North of Boston town. Since all MA teachers must be certified and most school districts require graduate degrees, jobs invariably go to teachers who have connections within the local school system. I'm not saying it's impossible to break in to that environment, I'm just trying to paint the picture that it is very hard to do so.

If you are a bilingual or special education teacher the situation is better as those certifications are more in demand.

As for PT compensation, I would suggest looking at Salary.com - Talent Management, Compensation, Competencies, Payroll, Salaries
I'd agree with this. It was tough for my wife to break into a district in MA coming from NY two years ago. And since then, almost all school districts have been cutting positions, freezing salaries, etc....
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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Thanks for your help. I am certified in my state, but only with a B.S. in elementary education. In our state we are in desperate need of teachers and a graduate degree is not required. I am currently trying to get my ESL certification.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:07 PM
 
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Thanks for your help. I am certified in my state, but only with a B.S. in elementary education. In our state we are in desperate need of teachers and a graduate degree is not required. I am currently trying to get my ESL certification.
before you can get a job in MA, you will need to take/pass the MA teacher certification tests. They don't have reciprocity with regards to the tests with any other states.

You also have to get a grad degree within a certain period of time. Not sure exactly what that is.
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