Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $42K. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $30K. The largest slice of the Fairfax county public schools workforce (35 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns approximately $85K annually.
The highest paychecks go to Secondary School Special Education Teachers, who earn $88K, closely trailed by Reading Specialists (around $71K), Elementary School Teachers ($52K), and High School Teachers ($51K). Fairfax county public schools hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Business Operations Analysts ($41K).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($82K per year) can be spotted in Fairfax; Alexandria (about $63K), Washington, DC (around $62K), and Falls Church (approximately $41K) are the next top-paying cities. The highest pay by state can be found in District of Columbia, where salaries average out at $62K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Teacher Certifications, who make $85K. Acquiring certification to be a Secondary Teacher Certification is rewarded at about $68K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Master's Degree, Education; Fairfax county public schools awards approximately $73K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Customer Service; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $41K. Childhood Education also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work.
Benefits and Perks
One in three workers have paid vacation, and only about 42 percent can take paid time off for illness. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at Fairfax county public schools, including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of workers, and the greater part of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Fairfax county public schools employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.