Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Fairfax county public schools for between five and 10 years earn about $30K per year on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $42K annually on average. The largest slice of the Fairfax county public schools workforce (44 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, $85K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K annually) can be spotted in Alexandria, Va.; Fairfax, Va. (around $75K), Washington, DC (approximately $62K), and Falls Church, Va. ($41K) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Virginia; salaries there average to about $75K per year.
Reading Specialists are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $71K annually; High School Teachers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $67K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Teacher Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $84K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Earning a Secondary Teacher Certification certification garners significant financial rewards of around $82K per year on average. Fairfax county public schools workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning $47K on average.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Spanish Language among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of about $51K annually. A garden variety skill at Fairfax county public schools is Childhood Education; roughly a sixth of Fairfax county public schools' people use it regularly.
Benefits and Perks
18 percent receive paid vacation, and only 36 percent get sick leave. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all employees, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment and life insurance.