I'm going back to school after having my daughter and I'm seriously considering not doing teaching. Teaching is something I would LOVE, but I could never afford to be a teacher and LIVE. =/ I live on the border of queens and LI in NY, and I want to move to LI because the school system would be better for my daughter but rent for an apt would be like 1200 a month and that would get me a 1 bedroom. I need groceries and what am I going to do with my daughter, who will get her to school and pick her up if I'm at school?? So my question, teachers, how can I go about finding the BEST POSSIBLE job teaching, to take care of myself and my daughter after I graduate?? How much do u get paid an hour? (if you don't mind my asking) and HOW do you manage??Answer Question
Asked by gottalovemal at 10:02 AM on Nov. 17, 2009 inLevel 17 (3,311 Credits)
Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 AM on Nov. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:20 AM on Nov. 17, 2009
I taught in CA for 9 years and we got by on my one income, with 2 kids, 2 cars, and a mortgage. I started at $34,000/yr and when I stopped in 2008, I was making $69,000 a year with 9 years experience and my MS. When I moved from one district to another, I went up $11,000 in pay, just for location. It's like real estate: Location, Location, Location. The salary schedules should be available on the district websites, so find the one that pays the best. Good luck.
Answer by Pnukey at 4:39 PM on Nov. 29, 2009