Employment in Phoenix, AZ
Teacher Salary Increases For The 2018-2019 School Year
For the 2018-2019 school year, Pointe Schools adjusted the annual salary for first year certified teachers from $34,500 to $39,000. In addition to all returning teachers receiving a 10% annual salary increase, returning teacher salaries were increased to reflect the new starting pay. For example, a teacher who just completed their first year at $34,500 will be making $39,800 for the 2018-2019 school year – a 15.36% increase. For the past 10 years, while the legislature was defending education, Pointe Schools teachers received a 3% raise each year. With the new funding for 2018-2019 school year, Pointe Schools is investing a total of $182,189.92 towards raises.
- 2018-2019 Average Teacher Salary: $44,039.92
- 2017-2018 Average Teacher Salary: $39,029.00
- Year-Over-Year Increase: 12.835 %
- Average Teacher Salary 2-5 years: $41,780.00
- Average Teacher Salary 6-9 years: $47,297.94
- Average Teacher Salary 10+ years: $51,138.08
Arizona State Retirement
Because Charter Schools are not required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), comparing teacher salaries can often be similar to comparing apples to oranges. Unlike many Charter Organizations who do not participate in ASRS, Pointe Schools matches the 11.64% employee contribution to retirement. That means a first year certified teacher making $39,000 receives an additional $4,539.60 in ASRS contribution for a total annual compensation of $43,539.60.