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=104605
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Additional pay for teaching in schools classified as "high-needs"

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Methodology for Additional pay for teaching in schools classified as "high-needs"

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

90,205 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

Yes: teachers who work in Aldine Education Centers (alternative schools primarily geared towards students with disciplinary issues) may earn: Math and Science $6000; All other subjects $3000; English immersion teacher $2,500; ESL $2,500.

70,417 88%

Alpine School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,938 22%

Anchorage School District

AK

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,324 44%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

80,387 33%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

38,016 33%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

63,210 69%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,500 77%

Austin Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

83,622 57%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

83,666 87%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

111,138 47%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

16,518 43%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,693 63%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

12,644 21%

Boston Public Schools

MA

Up to 5% above base salary with additional curricular leadership, professional development or other responsibilities.

53,530 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

Teachers at Area Alternative Learning Centers earn bonuses of $1,100; teachers at F rated schools earn bonuses of $1,200; and teachers at Title I schools or schools designated by the State as "D" or "F" earn statutory supplements of $165.

72,703 50%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

21,015 96%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

Teachers of high-need subjects who transfer to Teacher Incentive Fund Schools and who are rated Highly Effective or Effective are eligible for salary supplements (amount not specified).

269,098 61%

Brownsville Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

47,749 95%

Buffalo School District

NY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,309 68%

Burlington School District

VT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

3,957 45%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,824 22%

Charleston County School District

SC

Math teachers at designated high poverty schools are paid on a separate and higher salary schedule.

48,084 45%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

The Superintendent will make recommendations for bonuses, stipends and/or other incentives for attracting instructional personnel to "targeted schools".

146,211 61%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,730 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

59,659 30%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

386,168 84%

Christina School District

DE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,538 44%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

Recruitment incentives of up to $3,000 for new hires in designated schools; other unspecified incentives are also available to teachers in high-need schools. Teachers in TIF schools are eligible for incentives of up to $4,000.

33,880 64%

Clark County School District

NV

Beginning in 2016-17, teachers working in a Title 1, Tier 1 or 2 school will be eligible for column movement every two years (rather than every three years), and teachers in schools within a specific geographic area earn bonuses of $2,000.

325,990 64%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,136 100%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

Teachers working in designated hard to staff schools earn a $1,000 annual stipend.

39,117 79%

Cobb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,708 44%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Teachers at low-performing schools with at least five years of experience, with a recommendation from their principal and a demonstrated record of student achievement over two years using objective measures, are eligible for bonuses of $4,000

50,028 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

58,239 36%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,313 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

$600 - $1,000. Teacher must be working in designated schools in specified subject areas and be rated as Proficient or higher.

51,187 65%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

113,936 49%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

Teachers in ACE (Accelerating Campus Excellence) receive an annual $2,000 signing incentive and a retention incentive of between $6,000 and $10,000, dependent upon evaluation rating.

158,586 88%

Davis School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

71,721 22%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

13,846 92%

DeKalb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

101,389 72%

Denver Public Schools

CO

Annual bonuses of $2,578 (available to those who participate in the ProComp compensation plan) and $2,000 (not a ProComp bonus) is available to new teachers working at the district's highest priority schools. Teachers in Title 1 schools (who are not receiving the Hard-to-Serve ProComp incentive) will receive a $1,500 bonus.

90,235 68%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,067 75%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,140 54%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

45,795 73%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

Teachers rated as Highly Effective who teach in schools with a free and reduced lunch rate of 60% or higher will receive an annual bonus of $10,000 and an additional $10,000 if the school is also rated as one of the 40 lowest-performing schools in the district. Teachers rated as Highly Effective who teach in schools with a free and reduced lunch rate below 59% will receive an annual bonus of $2,000.

47,670 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

66,896 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

Teachers rated as satisfactory in low performing schools qualify for incentive pay based on the criteria as determined by the performance pay committee (e.g., student achievement increase) and teachers rated as satisfactory teachers in low performing schools qualify for incentive pay if school grade designations are increased by one letter grade (amounts not specified). Teachers assigned to Title I schools or to schools rated as F or a D for 3 consecutive years receive a $400 annual supplement and teachers in alternative schools who receive a satisfactory evaluation are eligible for up to $2,500 if they meet various criteria.

128,335 49%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

60,047 70%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

The Superintendent may provide incentives (e.g., signing bonuses, teacher compensation or housing subsidies) to recruit credentialed teachers to teach in any district school ranked in the bottom half of the state Academic Performance Index.

62,533 55%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

185,807 27%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

Teachers in EDGE schools, who meet specified criteria, are eligible for bonuses ranging from $1,500 to $15,000 (see footnote for additional information).

73,115 34%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

29,483 65%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

87,080 76%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

73,440 86%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,300 11%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

95,641 47%

Garland Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

57,517 66%

Granite School District

UT

Teachers in Title I schools "may" earn annual stipends of $1,000.

70,100 57%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,313 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

New teachers deemed highly qualified (graduated from an approved program with 3.75+ GPA and scored 48+ on edTPA exam) who teach in a low-performing school for the first 3 years receive a bonus of $230 per month.

73,151 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

176,052 54%

Hartford Public Schools

CT

At the sole discretion of the Administration, internal candidates recruited to a school deemed in need by the Administration may be issued a signing bonus of up to 20% of such teacher's base salary. Teachers are required to make a two-year commitment to the school.

20,870 78%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

Teachers working in hard to staff geographical areas and complexes receive a $3,000 annual stipend.

181,995 50%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,534 40%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

Teachers working in a Renaissance Schools earn $1,000 - $3,600, depending on experience. Teachers with National Board certification who work in Renaissance Schools earn an additional $4,500.

211,923 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

215,627 76%

Howard County Public School System

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,870 21%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; the district has the discretion to place a newly hired teacher up to three levels above that teacher’s years of experience as long as it is not higher than Level J (reasons for higher placement not specified).

29,583 71%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

28,019 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

86,721 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

Teachers in Level 2 or 3 schools are eligible for up to $1,600 annually and after each additional 5 years of continuous service, the bonus amounts increase by up to $400. Teachers with at least 8 years experience who voluntarily transfer to a Level 2 or 3 school receive a $1,000 bonus. The district may provide additional pay for teachers working in state-designated high-need schools as being in targeted or comprehensive support and improvement status (amount not specified).

100,431 64%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

48,389 76%

Jordan School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

52,985 24%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

27,346 47%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,573 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

72,952 28%

Klein Independent School District

TX

Teachers assigned full time to alternative education classes at the KISD annex earn an annual stipend of $1,000.

50,594 41%

Knox County Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

59,922 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

14,029 43%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,490 33%

Little Rock School District

AR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,797 81%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

Teachers who work and reside on Catalina Island are eligible for a salary addition, a travel expense allowance, and, upon employee request, up to $250 for moving possessions and an automobile to Catalina.

77,565 66%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

Yes, teachers participating in the Urban Classroom Teachers Program receive $1,081 per semester; the UCTP imposes many additional requirements on teachers participating in the program. National Board certified teachers who teach in a low-performing school for at least 50% of their time and for at least 4 years are eligible for a $5,000 annual bonus over the 4 years.

634,827 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,202 17%

Manchester School District

NH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

14,325 58%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Additional compensation may be given for district or school specific needs.

64,295 59%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

85,120 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

$100 - $1,217, depending on school or program (see footnote)

357,579 72%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

75,749 67%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

Teachers in designated High Priority Schools will be compensated at their daily rate for days worked in excess of the regular duty year.

36,645 63%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,895 49%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

156,380 35%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

If proposed by the Board and approved by both parties, additional compensation may be provided to teachers who agree to teach in certain schools such as reconstituted schools.

21,602 59%

New York City Department of Education

NY

Teachers rated as developing, effective or highly effective and who work in designated hard-to-staff schools are eligible for additional pay (amount determined annually by Chancellor).

957,480 70%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

Teachers paid on the Universal Scale receive a $10,000 bonus if rated Highly Effective and teaching in one of the 25% lowest-performing schools, and a $12,500 bonus if rated Highly Effective, teach in a hard-to-staff subject and work in one of the 25% lowest-performing schools.

35,330 79%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

32,148 67%

North East Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

67,779 46%

Northside Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

105,110 51%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

Contingent upon available funding, the Superintendent may provide incentives to recruit teachers to teach in a school ranked in the bottom half of the state Academic Performance Index.

48,949 74%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

40,823 84%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,966 74%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

Teachers will receive no less than a $5 supplement per pay check for teaching in a Title I, Focus or Priority School, in accordance with state law (Florida Statute 1012.22). Teachers assigned to Targeted Schools will receive a minimum annual bonus of $1,500, as well as an additional $1,100 funded by Title I. Teachers assigned to Carver Middle School will receive recruitment and retention incentives in the first 3 years ($20,000 in the first year and $25,000 in the second and third years). Teachers in a Turnaround Options Plan school receive $20,000 annually and must maintain a rating of Effective or higher. Teachers at Wheatley Elementary are eligible for SIG bonus of $1,450 and those working at one of three designated high schools are eligible for recruitment and retention bonuses of $1,500. Retired teachers who return to work at a Focus or Priority shall be paid 22% above entry teacher pay.

196,951 65%

Orleans Parish Public Schools

LA

Teachers receive a $150 bonus for teaching in high poverty schools (those teachers who receive an ineffective rating are not eligible for this pay).

14,795 50%

Osceola County School District

FL

Teachers rated in the year prior as highly effective on the Instructional Practice portion of their evaluation and who transfer to a middle or high school rated as a D or F are eligible for a $1,500 transfer incentive bonus; teachers in Priority or Focus Schools who meet FCAT goals and are rated highly effective on the Instructional Practice portion of their evaluation are eligible for $1,500 performance incentive and a $500 retention incentive if they continue to teach in the school the following year; and teachers in schools rated as a D or F are eligible for a $500 bonus if the school's grade improves to a B by year's end and meets AMOs.

61,893 63%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,019 76%

Pasco County Schools

FL

Teachers in Title I or DDD/F schools are eligible for supplemental pay (amount not specified), in accordance with state law.

70,566 56%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

Highly effective and effective teachers in Turnaround Schools are eligible for retention bonuses of $3,000 - $6,000.

103,495 51%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,776 62%

Plano Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,570 29%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

$500 - $7,500 (see footnote)

101,635 57%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

6,829 55%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

46,439 39%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

Teachers with National Board certification who teach in Turnaround Schools and other low-performing schools receive an additional $2,000 annually.

128,922 63%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

87,793 40%

Providence Public School District

RI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

23,633 79%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,846 43%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents.

23,980 94%

Rochester City School District

NY

Teachers with National Board certification and inactivated "lead teachers" who transfer to teach in schools identified by the state, federal government or the Superintendent as low performing receive a $2,500 stipend.

28,636 85%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

46,529 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,069 92%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,092 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

129,034 61%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

Teachers in high-need schools earn a $2,000 bonus and those still working on their credentials are eligible for a $1,000 tuition credit annually for their first three years. Teachers assigned to Log Cabin High School receive a 7.5% differential.

58,445 56%

San Juan Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,459 51%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

55,757 90%

School District of Lee County

FL

Teachers who work in a designated Opportunity School are eligible for three annual supplements: the Opportunity School Supplement ($2,100); the Opportunity School - Subject Supplement ($500); and the Opportunity School - Highly Effective for Two Years Supplement ($750). There is also a recruitment incentive (amount not specified) for teachers who will work in an Opportunity School. Teachers working in a Turnaround School receive $5,000.

91,309 55%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

$100 - $5,750 (see footnote)

189,322 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

131,295 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

Teachers at Level 1 schools will earn a $2,000 stipend, provided they meet performance standards, and the stipend is available for an additional 2 years after the school meets a higher level; and teachers who achieve high evaluation ratings and high student growth and who move from a non-high-need school to a low performing, high-need school receive a $2,000 stipend.

53,317 32%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

Teachers working in specifically named Title I schools who are rated highly effective or effective earn bonuses of $800.

66,996 48%

Shelby County Schools

TN

Special education and secondary math and science teachers receive additional pay (amount not specified).

112,020 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,109 47%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

Teachers working in Pilot Schools may receive stipend pay, as determined by each individual Pilot School.

24,496 100%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

37,646 70%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

22,052 77%

Tucson Unified School District

AZ

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

47,842 66%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

39,455 85%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

69,777 37%

Volusia County Schools

FL

Teachers in Title I schools or schools rated DDD or F receive salary supplements (the amount of the salary supplement is determined by the $50,000 supplement allocation divided by the total number of eligible teachers).

62,928 64%

Wake County School District

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

157,584 35%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

Teachers at two specifically named "isolation" schools are eligible for bonuses of $609.06 - $2,033.21.

66,504 47%

West Ada School District

ID

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

37,449 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,148 74%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,984 60%
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Additional pay for teaching subjects deemed 'hard to staff'

A "yes" answer includes annual stipends, one-time bonuses, higher salary schedules for hard to staff subjects, recruitment incentives, awarding of additional experience credit/higher placement on salary schedule; etc.
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Methodology for Additional pay for teaching subjects deemed 'hard to staff'

A district does not have to specify "hard to staff" to get credit for this response; rather, we look for stipends/bonuses/additional pay provided to teachers for those subjects traditionally deemed as hard to staff (e.g., math, science, special education, foreign languages, bilingual education, ELL, etc.). In addition, if a district specifies any subject area as eligible for additional pay (even in the form of a certification or recruitment bonus, for example), we will record that here.

Albuquerque Public Schools

NM

Bilingual education and ESL teachers earn bonuses of $500-$4,000, depending on the services provided. Teachers of the deaf who are proficient in Sign Language qualify as bilingual teachers and earn bonuses of $500-$3,000, depending on their credentials.

90,205 69%

Aldine Independent School District

TX

Yes; Math and science teachers (grades 7-12) $3000; Reading teachers (grades 9-12) $2,500; English I and II $3000; Health science teacher $4000; Montessori teacher ($1,500); Special ed $5000; Math and Science in Aldine Education Centers $6000; All other subjects in Aldine Education Centers $3000; English immersion teacher in Aldine Education Centers $2,500; ESL in Aldine Education Centers $2,500.

70,417 88%

Alpine School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,938 22%

Anchorage School District

AK

World Language Immersion teachers receive a $5,000 signing bonus. The district may also opt to provide additional pay to special education (blind/visually impaired) teachers (amount not specified).

48,324 44%

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

MD

Highly qualified teachers in hardship areas new to the district can receive up to 5 years of experience credit on the salary schedule.

80,387 33%

Anoka-Hennepin School District

MN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

38,016 33%

Arlington Independent School District

TX

Yes, bilingual teachers receive an annual stipend of $3,000 and special education teachers in specialized programs are eligible for an annual stipend of $1,500.

63,210 69%

Atlanta Public Schools

GA

Yes, special education lead teachers are paid on a higher salary schedule

51,500 77%

Austin Independent School District

TX

Yes, bilingual teachers earn an additional $2,500 per year and special education teachers earn an additional $1,000 per year.

83,622 57%

Baltimore City Public School System

MD

Teachers who obtain a post graduate degree in a critical shortage area, and who receive a satisfactory evaluation each year, will receive a $1,500 stipend paid over three years.

83,666 87%

Baltimore County Public Schools

MD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

111,138 47%

Billings Public Schools

MT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

16,518 43%

Birmingham City Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,693 63%

Bismarck Public Schools

ND

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

12,644 21%

Boston Public Schools

MA

Newly hired teachers in shortage subject areas may be placed on any step of the salary grid and may receive moving expenses or other up-front non-recurring payments as a hiring incentive; teachers may also receive 5% above their base salary

53,530 68%

Brevard Public Schools

FL

$165 as a statutory supplement for critical subjects; and resource teachers are eligible for $2,750 (half-time) or $5,500 (full-time)

72,703 50%

Bridgeport Public Schools

CT

Additional pay is not specified; however, 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.

21,015 96%

Broward County Public Schools

FL

ESE (special education) specialists earn a $935 annual stipend. Teachers who are granted a sabbatical for the purposes of pursuing certification in a shortage area will receive 75% of their base salary while on leave. Teachers of high-need subjects who transfer to Teacher Incentive Fund Schools and who are rated Highly Effective or Effective are eligible for salary supplements (amount not specified).

269,098 61%

Brownsville Independent School District

TX

Yes; secondary math, science, reading, English: $1,500; social studies composite, science composite, physics, chemistry: $2,000; special education: $1,500-$3,500 depending on the type of disability; bilingual/ESL: $55 per student with a cap of $1,200

47,749 95%

Buffalo School District

NY

New hires teaching in a designated shortage area and who meets specified criteria may be eligible for $3,400 or $4,000 annual recruitment incentive each year for a maximum of 4 years under the Teachers of Tomorrow grant. These teachers may also qualify for tuition reimbursement.

33,309 68%

Burlington School District

VT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

3,957 45%

Capistrano Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,824 22%

Charleston County School District

SC

Math teachers at designated high poverty schools are paid on a separate and higher salary schedule.

48,084 45%

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

146,211 61%

Cherry Creek School District

CO

Yes, new hires for hard to fill positions will be given credit for up to 10 years (instead of 5) of experience.

54,730 29%

Chesterfield County Public Schools

VA

Yes, teachers of positions deemed hard to fill may be given a full year of credit in any approved experience area through a one year combination of full-time equivalent contractual teaching experience

59,659 30%

Chicago Public Schools

IL

Yes, appointed special education teachers deemed highly qualified and who have completed 30 semester hours of graduate work in special education will advance to Lane II of the salary schedule.

386,168 84%

Christina School District

DE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; however, there is a Critical Needs Scholarship Program where teachers not certified in critical need subject areas can receive reimbursement for courses taken in pursuit of certification in the designated critical need subject areas.

15,538 44%

Cincinnati Public Schools

OH

Recruitment incentives of up to $3,000 for new hires in designated shortage subject areas and placement up to 17 years of experience on the salary schedule.

33,880 64%

Clark County School District

NV

Yes, the parties may negotiate new salary terms in an effort to recruit and retain teachers in critical need areas.

325,990 64%

Clayton County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,136 100%

Cleveland Metropolitan School District

OH

Yes, teachers in designated hard to staff subjects earn a $1,000 annual stipend. Teachers interested in becoming certified in a hard to staff subject area may be eligible for the district's tuition reimbursement program.

39,117 79%

Cobb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

112,708 44%

Columbus City Schools

OH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,028 81%

Conroe Independent School District

TX

Yes, bilingual education teachers earn a $4,000 annual stipend and special education teachers earn annual stipends of $1,000.

58,239 36%

Corona-Norco Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

53,313 45%

Cumberland County Schools

NC

$600 - $1,000. Teacher must be working in designated schools in specified subject areas and be rated as Proficient or higher.

51,187 65%

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

113,936 49%

Dallas Independent School District

TX

New hires with significant knowledge, skills and abilities may be hired at a hire pay rate if the position is considered "high demand". Positions may be designated as critically needed and the Board of Trustees may grant the usage of discretionary incentive pay for those roles. Teachers in specified subjects (see footnote) are eligible for annual stipends of $1,000-$4,000.

158,586 88%

Davis School District

UT

Issue not addressed; however, special education teachers may be authorized two days of release time.

71,721 22%

Dayton Public Schools

OH

Resource teachers are paid on a separate, higher salary schedule.

13,846 92%

DeKalb County School District

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

101,389 72%

Denver Public Schools

CO

ELA-Spanish teachers receive an $800 bonus and Spanish or other language teachers teaching in an ELA program in middle or secondary schools earn a $500 bonus. Those who teach in specified hard to staff assignments earn annual bonuses of $2,578 (available to those who participate in the ProComp compensation plan).

90,235 68%

Des Moines Public Schools

IA

Teachers of acute shortage areas earn a one-time recruitment incentive of $3,000 paid over 3 years.

33,067 75%

Desoto County School District

MS

Issue not addressed in the scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

33,140 54%

Detroit Public Schools Community District

MI

Special education teachers may receive an annual bonus in an amount to be determined by the district and at the discretion of the district.

45,795 73%

District of Columbia Public Schools

DC

Teachers rated Effective or higher with a second certification in special education or secondary math or science earn a bonus of $1,500 following completion of the second certificate.

47,670 77%

Douglas County School District

CO

The Market-Based Pay Plan provides compensation based on teaching position and supply and demand for those positions; positions deemed hard to hire (e.g., have high demand but little supply) are compensated at the highest level.

66,896 12%

Duval County Public Schools

FL

$750 - $5,000 (see footnote for details)

128,335 49%

El Paso Independent School District

TX

$220 - $5,000, dependent upon subject area taught, number of periods and/or certification area (see footnote for additional details)

60,047 70%

Elk Grove Unified School District

CA

Yes, self-contained special education teachers of students identified as moderate/severe earn bonuses of $500

62,533 55%

Fairfax County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

185,807 27%

Fort Bend Independent School District

TX

$1,000 - $5,000, dependent upon subject area taught (see footnote for additional details).

73,115 34%

Fort Wayne Community Schools

IN

The Superintendent may provide new hires in hard to staff subjects with a salary or other recruitment compensation to incentivize the teacher to remain in the position for at least 3 years.

29,483 65%

Fort Worth Independent School District

TX

$450 - $3,150, depending on subject taught (see footnote). Bilingual teachers are also eligible for a $2,000 signing bonus.

87,080 76%

Fresno Unified School District

CA

Special education teachers earn stipends of $1,500 and bilingual education teachers earn stipends of $500.

73,440 86%

Frisco Independent School District

TX

Yes, stipends are paid in critical areas (areas and stipend amount are not specified)

53,300 11%

Fulton County Schools

GA

Differentiated compensation for math and science teachers is contingent upon the appropriation of state funds by the Georgia General Assembly (Georgia Code 20-2-212.5(a)(4)).

95,641 47%

Garland Independent School District

TX

$1,120 - $4,000, depending on subject taught (see footnote)

57,517 66%

Granite School District

UT

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

70,100 57%

Greenville County Schools

SC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,313 48%

Guilford County Schools

NC

New teachers deemed highly qualified (graduated from an approved program with 3.75+ GPA and scored 48+ on edTPA exam) who are licensed and teach EC, science, technology, engineering or math for 2 years receive a bonus of $130 per month.

73,151 65%

Gwinnett County Public Schools

GA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

176,052 54%

Hartford Public Schools

CT

Yes, teachers filling positions of extreme need or shortage are eligible for a signing bonus of up to $5,000. In addition, new hires are eligible for higher initial step placement (no higher than step 5) on the salary schedule than their experience warrants.

20,870 78%

Hawaii Department of Education

HI

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ documents

181,995 50%

Henrico County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,534 40%

Hillsborough County Public Schools

FL

Special education specialists earn an annual stipend of $2,124.57.

211,923 59%

Houston Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

215,627 76%

Howard County Public School System

MD

In designated critical need subject areas, teachers may receive credit for up to 10 years of professional work experience.

54,870 21%

Indianapolis Public Schools

IN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents; the district has the discretion to place a newly hired teacher up to three levels above that teacher’s years of experience as long as it is not higher than Level J (reasons for higher placement not specified).

29,583 71%

Jackson Public Schools

MS

Yes, middle school teachers who obtain certification in math or science earn a stipend (amount not specified).

28,019 100%

Jeffco Public Schools

CO

The District may grant up to 8 years of experience credit for identified hard-to-fill positions upon initial hire.

86,721 31%

Jefferson County Public Schools

KY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

100,431 64%

Jefferson Parish Public School System

LA

Yes, stipends are available for special education teachers, based on educational attainment and experience

48,389 76%

Jordan School District

UT

Yes, the Administrator of Human Resources can place teachers of critical needs higher on the salary schedule than their experience warrants.

52,985 24%

Kanawha County Schools

WV

Special education teachers have their own, higher salary schedule.

27,346 47%

Kansas City Public Schools, MO

MO

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,573 99%

Katy Independent School District

TX

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

72,952 28%

Klein Independent School District

TX

$500 - $4,5000, depending on subject area, certification and meeting all specified requirements (see footnote)

50,594 41%

Knox County Schools

TN

Teachers hired in a designated hard-to-staff subject area receive a signing bonus of $5,000.

59,922 46%

Laramie County School District 1

WY

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

14,029 43%

Lewisville Independent School District

TX

$2,500 for special education teachers and up to $3,000 for bilingual teachers.

53,490 33%

Little Rock School District

AR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,797 81%

Long Beach Unified School District

CA

Yes, bilingual and special education teachers who are approved for additional assignments beyond the normal work day/year earn stipends not to exceed $1,000

77,565 66%

Los Angeles Unified School District

CA

Yes, a stipend of $3,060 is available for teachers with special bilingual education certification and who teach in a predominately minority school and $612 for those teaching in a non-predominate minority school (higher amounts are available to those prior to July 2001); a bonus of $1,530 is available to ESL teachers who teach in a predominately minority school and $306 for those teaching in a non-predominate minority school (higher amounts are available to those prior to July 2001); and new employees who meet various criteria are eligible for a bilingual differential of up to $3,000

634,827 79%

Loudoun County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

76,202 17%

Manchester School District

NH

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

14,325 58%

Mesa Public Schools

AZ

Yes, the Governing Board may adopt additional compensation factors for hard-to-fill positions.

64,295 59%

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

85,120 71%

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

FL

Newly hired teachers in critical shortage areas, as determined by the Board and Union, earn a one time stipend of $1,200.

357,579 72%

Milwaukee Public Schools

WI

Tachers may receive an annual $2,000 stipend for dual certification, if at least one of the certifications is in a high-need area. Teachers who receive this stipend may not receive the one-time MA stipend.

75,749 67%

Minneapolis Public Schools

MN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

36,645 63%

Mobile County Public Schools

AL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

56,895 49%

Montgomery County Public Schools

MD

Yes, ESOL teachers receive an annual $1,500 stipend.

156,380 35%

New Haven Public Schools

CT

If the Board determines there is a shortage in a particular subject, it may offer financial hiring incentives, including credited experience on the salary schedule or hiring bonuses.

21,602 59%

New York City Department of Education

NY

Yes, experienced teachers in middle and high school level math and science, and special education at all levels, earn a $5,000 housing stipend plus $400 per month; teachers of special education (hired prior to 9/8/1978) receive an additional unspecified salary stipend

957,480 70%

Newark Public Schools

NJ

$3,000 - $12,500 (see footnote for details and requirements)

35,330 79%

Norfolk Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

32,148 67%

North East Independent School District

TX

$990 - $4,000, depending on subject area taught (see footnote)

67,779 46%

Northside Independent School District

TX

Yes, ESL teachers earn an annual stipend of $1,250, bilingual education teachers earn an annual stipend of $2,500, and special education lead teachers working at a special campus earn annual stipends of $1,800 - $3,200. Those teachers hired prior to 2010-2011 and who continue to teach in a once declared critical need subject area of special education, math, science, industrial tech, and computer science and who continue to teach those subjects are grandfathered and continue to be eligible to the stipends.

105,110 51%

Oakland Unified School District

CA

Yes, bilingual teachers receive a $1,500 stipend, and, contingent upon available funding, the Superintendent may provide financial incentives to recruit teachers in hard to staff subjects

48,949 74%

Oklahoma City Public Schools

OK

Special education teachers earn 5% above the base salary.

40,823 84%

Omaha Public Schools

NE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

51,966 74%

Orange County Public Schools

FL

Teachers will receive no less than a $5 supplement per pay check for certification and teaching in named critical shortage areas, in accordance with state law (Florida Statute 1012.22).

196,951 65%

Orleans Parish Public Schools

LA

Yes, teachers with certifications in two core certifications (e.g., math and biology) receive a $150 bonus (teachers rated as ineffective are not eligible for this pay)

14,795 50%

Osceola County School District

FL

Yes, special education teachers earn bonuses of $823

61,893 63%

Pasadena Independent School District

TX

Yes, the Superintendent may recommend supplemental pay for teachers in particular areas such as science, math and bilingual education

56,019 76%

Pasco County Schools

FL

Teachers of designated critical shortage subjects (special education, middle and secondary math, secondary science) qualify for supplemental pay (amount not specified), in accordance with state law.

70,566 56%

Pinellas County Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

103,495 51%

Pittsburgh Public Schools

PA

Yes, new hires with certification in a designated high-need subject area are awarded an additional 2 steps on the Career Ladder Salary Schedule. If the hire is also teaching in a Staffing Support School, s/he is awarded an additional 3 steps on the Career Ladder Salary Schedule. Teachers of the emotionally disturbed earn a bonus of $1,000.

23,776 62%

Plano Independent School District

TX

Yes, certified bilingual education teachers earn a $2,700 annual stipend and non-certified bilingual education teachers earn $1,350

54,570 29%

Polk County Public Schools

FL

Teachers with certification in and who are teaching in the critical teacher shortage areas identified by the State Board of Education and/or District pursuant to State law are eligible for additional pay (amount not specified).

101,635 57%

Portland Public Schools, ME

ME

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

6,829 55%

Portland Public Schools, OR

OR

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

46,439 39%

Prince George's County Public Schools

MD

Teachers in designated critical subjects can receive experience credit on the salary schedule but it must be approved by the superintendent. Special Education teachers earn an annual stipend ranging from $1,659 to $2,919, depending on experience.

128,922 63%

Prince William County Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

87,793 40%

Providence Public School District

RI

Yes, bilingual education and ESL teachers earn bonuses of $300; special education teachers earn bonuses of $500

23,633 79%

Red Clay Consolidated School District

DE

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

15,846 43%

Richmond Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents.

23,980 94%

Rochester City School District

NY

Yes, special education and bilingual education teachers receive $320, speech and hearing teachers earn $375 and teachers of emotionally disturbed receive $530

28,636 85%

Sacramento City Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

46,529 71%

San Antonio Independent School District

TX

Yes, district notes a critical needs supplement but doesn't specify an amount or subject areas; in addition, in accordance with state law, the district can apply to the Commissioner for grants to pay year end stipends to master teachers of reading, math, technology or science

53,069 92%

San Bernardino City Unified School District

CA

Yes, credentialed bilingual education teachers who teach in a district-designated Alternative Bilingual Education or Dual Immersion classroom earn 5 per diems above base salary. Teachers of hard to fill subjects earn unspecified bonuses.

53,092 89%

San Diego Unified School District

CA

Yes, special education teachers, depending on position, receive $100-$200 annually and advanced placement and IB teachers receive $200 annually.

129,034 61%

San Francisco Unified School District

CA

$1,000

58,445 56%

San Juan Unified School District

CA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

49,459 51%

Santa Ana Unified School District

CA

Yes, teachers in areas identified as critical shortage earn an annual stipend of $3,121; teachers of LEP students earn annual stipends of $1,061-$3,121, depending on the certification or authorization; teachers with bilingual certification earn an annual stipend of $1,248, bilingual education teachers earn stipends of $1,061-$3,121, and bilingual teachers with doctorate degrees earn $500; and math, science and special education teachers earn an annual stipend of $2,281

55,757 90%

School District of Lee County

FL

Teachers rated effective or highly effective who work in a designated Opportunity School and teach in a hard to staff subject receive an annual supplement of $500. Teachers who receive their reading endorsement after July 1, 2006, and teach an intensive reading course at the secondary level receive a $500 supplement.

91,309 55%

School District of Palm Beach County

FL

$100 for those assigned to designated critical shortage areas. Secondary teachers who add a reading endorsement receive a one-time $1,000 supplement. New hires in designated critical shortage areas are eligible for a recruitment incentive (amount not specified).

189,322 59%

School District of Philadelphia

PA

There is a separate - and higher - salary schedule for special education teachers.

131,295 100%

Seattle Public Schools

WA

Yes, each year the Labor/Management Committee will meet and determine hard to staff positions and may use a pool of funds for the purpose of filling these positions

53,317 32%

Seminole County Public Schools

FL

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

66,996 48%

Shelby County Schools

TN

Teachers who work in Critical Focus or iZone schools receive additional pay (amount not specified).

112,020 82%

Sioux Falls School District

SD

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

24,109 47%

St. Louis Public Schools

MO

Yes, step placement exceptions may be made for teaching positions that are hard to fill.

24,496 100%

St. Paul Public Schools

MN

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

37,646 70%

Toledo Public Schools

OH

Teachers working as reading specialists or who teach reading as part of the elementary curriculum and who hold a graduate degree in reading or in curriculum and instruction and who possess a reading license earn an annual stipend of $3,460; special education teachers with a master's in special education earn an annual stipend of $700.

22,052 77%

Tucson Unified School District

AZ

The district provides recruitment, retention and transfer stipends (amount not specified) to those teaching in a designated core academic subject with a shortage of highly qualified teachers. Veteran district teachers must have 3 years of performance ratings of Effective or Highly Effective to qualify for the stipend. Teachers new to the district teaching math, science or special education receive a hiring incentive of $5,000 and teachers of dual language receive a recruitment and retention stipend of up to $5,000 (amount is based on number of classes taught).

47,842 66%

Tulsa Public Schools

OK

Teachers in designated shortage subject areas receive credit for all in- and out-of-state experience. Teachers in designated subject areas (see footnote) receive a one-time $2,000 recruitment stipend and bilingual teachers earn a $2,000 stipend. Special education teachers receive 5% of base salary.

39,455 85%

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

VA

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

69,777 37%

Volusia County Schools

FL

Yes, a one-time $2,000 signing bonus may be offered to teachers in areas of critical concern as defined by the Florida DOE; and teachers holding certification and assigned to teach in district-designated shortage areas earn salary supplements (the amount of the salary supplement is determined by the $50,000 supplement allocation divided by the total number of eligible teachers)

62,928 64%

Wake County School District

NC

Special education teachers are paid on separate, higher salary schedules.

157,584 35%

Washoe County Public Schools

NV

Yes, teachers who are fluent (able to speak, understand and translate and pass a language test) in English and Spanish and who use their bilingual skills in the school setting are eligible for an annual stipend of $500

66,504 47%

West Ada School District

ID

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

37,449 22%

Wichita Public Schools

KS

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

50,148 74%

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

NC

Issue not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents

54,984 60%