Salary for teaching 1/2 day kindergarten?

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  1. hilda82

    hilda82 Rookie

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    I was wondering what kind of salary I should expect for teaching half-day kindergarten in a private school? Looking for a ball-park figure. Thank you!
     
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  3. SueHue

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    Salaries are hard to poll across the country, since it depends on the cost of living in your area. I would suggest looking at websites of the public school districts around you. In our area, they list the salaries for "certificated" employees based on how much schooling you have and how many years you have served for the district. Private schools in my area pay less than public, so take that into consideration.

    I know you said it is a half day position, so that might make a difference. What does the job require? My class is not a full day class, but it's not a half day class either. When my class is not in session, my contract requires that I work a specific number of minutes with my partner teacher's class as well as "duty" minutes. I end up working about the same amount of minutes as the 1st-5th grade teachers. Keep those things in mind when you are comparing salaries.
     
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    katrinkakat Connoisseur

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    I have the same hours as you, Sue Hue. I work 8-2:20, and my kids are there 10:20-2:20. So 8-10 I assist am teacher and 10-1030 I have a break. I am on the regular elem. teachers scale which ranges from 32,000 all the way up to 70K depending on education and years of service.
    Good luck.
     
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    Thank you for your replies!
     
  6. mrachelle87

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    Be careful. In Oklahoma you have to work 4/7 of a day to count for retirement. This might not seem like a big deal, but it could be later. My old school would add in extra duty or a class to make it 4/7 of a day. My first year I didn't think about it, and I cheated myself of a year on experience. The second year, my supt. came to me with concerns and showed me how it could hurt me later. I am so glad that he did. Ask if that is possible. Most schools will try to work with you, especially if you are a good employee.
     

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