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Old 03-03-2007, 01:36 PM
 
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Since teacher salaries are legislated and there is no union representation for teachers in NC, does that mean you are unable to negotiate your salary?

For example, in CT if I was on Step 10 making $50,000 and decided to move to another school district in CT that pays less for the same level of experience, the local school district may decide to offer me a comparable salary despite my experience (Step 10).

So, in otherwords, if I were offered a job in NC based on 10 years experiece, can I negotiate a salary higher than what a teacher on Step 10 would earn?

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Steiny
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Old 03-03-2007, 01:48 PM
 
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That is a good question I am also thinking of moving to North Carolina. I do believe that if you are on lane 10 in CT you will remain at the same level in NC however, the salary may be different based on NC pay scale.
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Old 03-03-2007, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Try the www.wcpss.net - site for teaching opportunities in Wake County
( Raleigh/Cary NC). Most of my teacher relocations begin to research their employment possibilities there. Currently, many schools are being built and you should be able to call and speak with someone in reference to the pay scales. We need teachers and these schools are some of the best in the state. Good luck!

If you need a relo package pm me and I can send you free info and links about the area.
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:26 PM
 
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You can always try. Just be prepared to have solid proof of your worth: graduate or higher degree, national certification, etc. Who knows...... Oh, and whatever you do, "union" is worse than the "f" word here. Serious.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:49 AM
 
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You can always try. Just be prepared to have solid proof of your worth: graduate or higher degree, national certification, etc. Who knows...... Oh, and whatever you do, "union" is worse than the "f" word here. Serious.
Why is "union", worse than the "f" word there?
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Old 04-11-2007, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Why is "union", worse than the "f" word there?
This is a right to work state
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:49 AM
 
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I taught in NYS for 34 years and retired. We moved to Charlotte and I got a job working in Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools and started at $59,920. In NC, they go according to the county pay scale. Neighboring counties do not pay as much because of the city. I do NOT think you can negogiate a salary. Also, they do not pay for anymore years past 30.
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The state has a pay scale that goes by the number of years you have been teaching. Then takes into consideration National boards, maters degree, or a phD. What you see is what you get.

According to the NC pay scale with 10 years experiance you would start at $38,710. If you had a masters $42,580.
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Now with that said some counties offer supplements of between 3-15%. My county offers a 7% supplement on top of the standard state pay.

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Old 06-18-2008, 04:21 AM
 
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No, there is no negotiation with salary. They will look at your years and may not even give you all of your years. They take the number of DAYS you worked at your previous job and divide by some magic number. When I call to ask I am told, "It may be 180, it may be 185." Noone seems to know.

Our school only had 163 days instead of 180 because we were multi track. We worked an additional 1.5 hour per day to make up the time difference, but NC says they won't recognize that. So, I will most likely NOT be given my full 16 years of service.

You also need to know that health insurance covers only you and only for medical. Adding a family is $650/month extra.


Dawn
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:22 AM
 
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BTW: The STATE decides your salary step, not the district. The local district only supplements what the state pays you.
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