EARLY — Early school Superintendent Wes Beck provided numbers showing examples of how teachers in the Early school district will be impacted by pay raises made possible by House Bill 3.
With the passage of HB 3, teachers realized a significant pay scale. Prior to this legislative session, a beginning teacher with no experience on the state pay scale began at $28,080.
That amount has risen to $33,660 or approximately a 20 percent increase. At Early ISD, a beginning 10-month teacher with no experience with a bachelor’s degree will start at $35,160 and with a master’s degree will be $36,160. This equates to an approximate 4-8 percent increase above the state minimum requirement set forth by the new TEA salary guidelines.
• 10-month teacher with six years experience, bachelor’s degree, will earn $42,910 in the 2019-’20 school year, up from $34,686 last year. A teacher with a master’s degree will earn an additional $1,000 ($8,244/$9,244 increase).
• Prior to HB 3, a topped-out 20-year teacher on the state minimum salary scale earned $45,510. At the Early ISD, that same teacher will earn $57,540, a $12,030 increase.
• An 11-month teacher with 20 years of experience and a bachelor’s degree will earn $62,994, up from $51,440 last year. A teacher with a master’s degree will earn an additional $1,000 ($11,554/$12,554 increase.
• A 12-month teacher with 23 years experience and a bachelor’s degree will earn $72,636, up from $60,378 last year. A teacher with a master’s degree will earn an additional $1,000 ($12,258/$13,258 increase).