Head Teachers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $69K annually on average; Information Technology Support Specialists are next on the list, bringing in close to about $65K, followed by High School Teachers earning $55K and Elementary School Teachers making approximately $50K. Near the bottom at Fairfax county public schools are Administrative Assistants, pulling in an average of just $40K.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $55K per year. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $60K annually on average. The largest slice of the Fairfax county public schools workforce (31 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $71K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Teacher Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $71K annually. Earning a Secondary Teacher Certification certification garners significant financial rewards of about $55K per year on average. Fairfax county public schools provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Education (MEd) — these employees rake in approximately $86K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Leadership; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $94K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Office; just under a third deem it necessary for work. Curriculum Planning, Accounting, and Information Technology Support round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
The company rewards just over a half of workers with paid vacation time and the larger part of survey participants with paid sick leave. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 403(b) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for most survey participants, and for a strong majority of employees, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.