Teacher Contract Database

Results

Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2018). Custom report. Teacher Contract Database. [Data set].
Retrieved from: https://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=2771117
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Methodology for Additional compensation for prior work experience

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

89,788 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

CTE teachers receive up to two years of experience for prior industry related work.

66,854 87%

Alpine School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

81,715 16%

Anchorage School District

AK

Vocational teachers are credited with up to three years of experience on the salary schedule for work directly related to their teaching assignment.

46,115 19%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

Up to 15 years of credit is awarded as long as experience is in field of certification.

83,300 32%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

Vocational teachers can receive up to 13 years of credit.

38,802 32%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

Experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law

59,900 73%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

52,377 75%

Austin Independent School District

TX

Experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law

80,032 53%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

79,297 100%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

113,814 50%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Class IV Vocational Certified employees receive a maximum of 10 years credit. Teachers moving from a regular academic assignment to a vocational educational teaching assignment shall receive 1 year of experience credit for each 5 years of work experience.

16,958 36%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

When filling specified positions, experience in the private sector that requires specialized training or certification may be considered.

23,041 83%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

Career and technical instructors can receive credit for up to 12 years of related career and technical experience.

13,197 23%

Boston Public Schools

MA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,433 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

73,734 49%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

For certification areas deemed as shortage areas, up to 7 years of work experience in related fields can be credited on the salary schedule, at the discretion of the Superintendent.

20,296 73%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

Up to 20 years credit for work experience directly related to the teacher's current teaching assignment.

270,978 60%

Buffalo School District

NY

Vocational teachers receive a maximum of 5 years credit for prior work experience.

32,891 73%

Burlington School District

VT

Number of years not specified; the Superintendent may give credit for subject-related work experience.

3,834 46%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

47,135 25%

Charleston County School District

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,769 57%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

147,638 58%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

Career and Technical Education teachers will receive up to 5 years credit for work experience.

55,839 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

Vocational education teachers, where the requirement calls for occupational work experience beyond the apprentice level, will be given credit for one year of teaching experience for each two years of work experience

61,552 36%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

Credit (maximum amount not specified) is awarded for subject-related professional experience for shop, industrial arts, or drafting teachers or for Career and Technical Education teachers.

358,453 78%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

Trade and industrial career technical program teachers receive credit for related work experience; maximum number of years not specified.

34,802 7%

Clark County School District

NV

Not specified; the Superintendent may, after consultation and agreement with the Association, recognize additional service credit for licensed occupational teachers with an endorsement in business and industry assigned to teach a vocational subject.

330,225 69%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

Vocational teachers can receive up to three years of work-experience credit (teachers must have worked an additional three years beyond the two years required for certification to get the maximum credit of three years).

54,840 93%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

Teachers with relevant and/or specialized experience for a specific teaching position will receive 1 level of credit on the salary schedule for every 3 years of experience.

37,617 79%

Cobb County School District

GA

Vocational teachers are granted a maximum of 3 years of experience beyond the requirement for obtaining certification

111,854 41%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Only vocational teachers can receive credit for work-related experience; 10 years

48,925 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

Experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

62,837 40%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

52,877 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,879 76%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

Experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law

116,512 54%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

Career and Technology Education teachers receive up to two years of credit when work experience is required for certification or 8 years of specifically related work experience when a teacher does not hold a bachelor's degree. For all other teachers, experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

155,119 86%

Davis School District

UT

Up to 10 years of credit for professional employment may be given if approved by the Superintendent.

74,289 19%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

Vocational teachers can get credit for subject-related work experience. 10 years of work experience counts towards college credits; after that point, each year of experience will count toward a year of service on the salary schedule.

12,537 92%

DeKalb County School District

GA

Yes; the district will evaluate experience to assess the similarities of job responsibilities from verified previous experience. If the work experience is determined to be related, the Compensation Unit will consider the length of previous employment and the days and hours worked to determine the amount of experience towards salary placement.

99,166 73%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

92,039 65%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Teachers may be placed up to step 14 for job-related experience and 2 years of credit are given to business or industrial education teachers.

33,167 78%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

34,392 52%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,534 86%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

Yes; 9 years for each year of work in another field deemed applicable to education.

48,568 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

67,591 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Vocational teachers can receive up to 10 years of credit for related experience.

130,229 51%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

Trade and industry teachers are allowed up to 10 years for related, approved industrial work experience (2 years of credit by the state and 8 years by the district). Career and Technical Education teachers are allowed up to 5 years. For all other positions, experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

57,315 75%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

Teachers may receive up to 15 years of credit for vocational experience

62,865 54%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

Career and technical teachers receive one year of credit per three years of occupational experience up to 15 years.

187,797 29%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

Experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

76,122 43%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,404 61%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

Career and technology teachers may count up to 2 years of work experience if it was required for certification. For all other positions, experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

84,510 86%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

Yes, for work experience directly related to the teaching assignment; amount of credit not specified.

71,126 87%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

Experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

60,182 13%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) teachers receive up to 3 years of credit for verifiable industry experience directly related to the field in which the employee is teaching, in accordance with Georgia Code GBA(5) 160-5-2-.05

94,491 44%

Garland Independent School District

TX

Experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

55,987 65%

Granite School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

66,767

Greenville County Schools

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,158 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

Teachers are eligible to receive credit but number of years are not specified

72,950 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

179,758 53%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

181,278 46%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

Credit may be given for experience deemed relevant by the director of Human Resources

51,523 46%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

Yes; up to 7 years of experience credit may be granted

220,252 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

Experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

209,772 80%

Howard County Public School System

MD

In designated critical needs subjects, a teacher may receive credit for up to 10 years of professional work experience if it took place while s/he was eligible for a Maryland teaching certificate.

57,907 19%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

26,410 65%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,935 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Vocational teachers receive credit for industry experience; as of 2019-2020, the maximum credit is 8 years.

84,631 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

4 years

97,936 56%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,254 61%

Jordan School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,176 21%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

25,764 51%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

14,978 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

Experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

79,913 31%

Klein Independent School District

TX

CTE Health Science Technology and CTE Technology Education teachers receive up to 10 years of credit for work experience in a related field. For all other positions, experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

53,328 45%

Knox County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

60,854 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

1,051 37%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

Experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

52,218 35%

Little Rock School District

AR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,368 72%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

Credit of up to 4 steps on the salary schedule is awarded when the experience will contribute directly to the effectiveness of the major assignment for which the applicant is being considered.

72,661 68%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

Credit is awarded only for those teaching in shortage fields and for teachers with a teaching credential that has as a requirement the completion of trade experience consonant with the subject named on the credential; amount of credit is not specified in either case.

492,842 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

Up to 15 years of credit may be awarded for experience deemed relevant by the Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Services. Vocational teachers where occupational work experience beyond the apprenticeship level is required may be allowed credit for one year of teaching experience for each year of relevant work experience.

81,906 18%

Manchester School District

NH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

13,452 58%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Not specified; additional compensation may be given for unique skills or experience.

62,981 55%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

District acknowledges state law, Tennessee State Board of Education Rules and Regulations (0520-01-02-02).

84,667 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

1.0% above the starting teacher salary for each two years of full ­time industry aligned work experience for a maximum of 10%.

350,434 69%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

Approved work experience may be recognized for equivalent credit when no financial remuneration is involved.

75,431 77%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

One year of experience for every two years of related experience, not to exceed 10 years of credit. Vocational teachers receive credit for trade experience - one year for each year as a foreman or lead man and one year of credit for two years of all other trade experience.

35,580 57%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,967 70%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

162,680 33%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

New teachers who participate in a state approved alternative certification program may receive up to 5 years on the salary scale for years of service in their prior professions.

20,180 71%

New York City Department of Education

NY

Teachers in designated license areas may receive salary step credit for related non-teaching experience (see footnote). Credit of up to 10 years is also awarded for appropriate industrial experience and nursing experience and certain trade experience

922,935 72%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

Work experience is credited for teachers of special or critical need areas; year-for-year up to the maximum step.

35,665 74%

NOLA Public Schools

LA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

4,642 54%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

30,087 72%

North East Independent School District

TX

Experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

65,186 48%

Northside Independent School District

TX

Experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

106,501 49%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

Credit is awarded on a case-by-case basis at a rate of one step for every two years of experience to a maximum of 5 steps for experience in a shortage field which was directly related to the certificated assignment.

36,373 73%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

37,530 85%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,194 72%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

Maximum years of credit not specified; credit is given for positions requiring work experience for certification or for teachers of math, science and special education.

209,089 52%

Osceola County School District

FL

Up to 10 years of work experience will be recognized for teachers in positions requiring work experience for certification or for vocational teachers.

68,554 44%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

Experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

53,291 86%

Pasco County Schools

FL

7 years

75,048 54%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

Vocational and/or technical shop and technical laboratory instructors can receive up to 6 years of credit. The district may grant additional years of experience for related work experience when agreed to by the parties and when that work experience meets specified criteria.

100,948 50%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

22,567 96%

Plano Independent School District

TX

Experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

53,057 32%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

Teachers who were previously employed as full-time Polk County School Board non-union professional/technical personnel will be awarded one year of experience credit on the teacher salary schedule for every one year of related service.

105,648 52%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

The Superintendent may approve subject-related experience if it can contribute to career knowledge for students and is directly and substantially related to the teacher's initial assignment; amount of credit not specified

6,764 52%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Non-degreed teachers in vocational teaching position are placed on the BA lane of the schedule and receive up to 10 years of work experience credit. Degreed teachers in vocational positions receive credit for each year of work experience (maximum years not specified).

46,924 36%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

Trades and industry teachers may receive credit for work experience, but it must be approved by the Superintendent.

132,657 66%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

The Human Resources Supervisor may make exceptions for good cause (e.g., teachers in a critical shortage area who have related work experience) and award credit for work experience.

90,843 42%

Providence Public School District

RI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,699 85%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,414 43%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

Credit is awarded on a basis of one year of credit for every two years of full-time experience in selected highly technical areas outside the public teaching environment.

24,763 88%

Rochester City School District

NY

Up to 10 years of credit may be awarded upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools with the approval of the Board of Education for related vocational experience.

27,044 89%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

Credit is awarded for comparable experience in an "exceptional professional assignment".

42,196 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

Experience is awarded based on the Commissioner's rules, in accordance with state law.

48,745 90%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

Vocational teachers receive 1 year of credit for every 2 years of work-related experience, up to 10 years.

48,769 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

3 years

102,884 58%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; however, occupational experience may be recognized for teacher interns for advanced placement on the salary schedule

52,417 53%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

The Board may approve and award credit for experience when the duties performed were similar to those expected in the position being filled or were of a highly specialized and/or technical nature having an immediate or direct relationship to those expected in the position being filled, and the experience was full time and successful; one year of credit will be given for three years of experience (maximum amount of credit not specified)

46,923 84%

School District of Lee County

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

94,410 49%

School District of Manatee County

FL

Vocational teachers will receive full credit for all related work experience (no maximum credit specified).

49,301 52%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

Vocational and co-operative instructors will receive up to 10 years credit for full-time work experience as approved by the Superintendent.

194,172 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

Teachers of trade subjects who do not hold a BA may receive credit for trade experience up to step 10 on the salary schedule and those who hold a BA may receive credit for all years - minus 1 - of trade experience.

128,647 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

Up to 6 years of credit is awarded for state-accepted occupational experience acquired after the instructor meets the minimum vocational certification requirements.

55,271 31%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

Vocational teachers can receive credit for up to 28 years of work-related experience

68,269 48%

Shelby County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,125 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

Trade experience may be credited at a rate of 1 year for every 2 years of experience.

24,968 44%

Springfield Public School District, MO

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

25,641 55%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

21,814 99%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

36,888 66%

Stockton Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

37,502 74%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

Career Technology teachers receive up to 10 years credit for trade or work experience.

23,153 12%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

36,512 82%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

68,624 39%

Volusia County Schools

FL

Teachers in Cooperative, Technical, and Industrial Education who are required to have work experience for certification, Vocational Home Economics teachers and Certificated Visiting teachers receive up to 10 years of credit for prior work experience.

63,223 64%

Wake County School District

NC

Maximum years of credit are not specified.

161,784 33%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

Non-degree teachers with an occupational endorsement receive credit for up to 5 years of work experience

67,113 46%

West Ada School District

ID

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

40,205 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,916 77%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,707 61%