Assistant Principals are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $65K annually; Dean of Studentss, High School Teachers, and Art Teachers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $60K, $41K, and around $40K, respectively. Near the bottom at Charter Schools USA are Information Technology Support Technicians, pulling in an average of just approximately $34K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $59K per year) can be spotted in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Chicago, Ill. ($52K), West Palm Beach, Fla. (around $41K), and Jacksonville, Fla. ($39K) are the next top-paying cities. Kissimmee, Fla. ranks low on the pay scale — at $31K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Across Charter Schools USA's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Louisiana earn the most, taking home about $60K annually.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $55K per year. The largest fraction of Charter Schools USA people (37 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $38K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Middle Teacher Certifications, who make approximately $53K per year. Secondary Teacher Certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $42K annually. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance make the most here, hauling in around $101K per year.
Employees who count Microsoft Excel among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $54K annually. A common skill in Charter Schools USA's work force is Curriculum Planning; just under one in three of survey participants report using it on the job. Three more common skills are Childhood Education, English Language, and Customer Service.
Benefits and Perks
A quarter of survey participants have paid vacation, and only about one in seven workers can take paid time off for illness. Charter Schools USA helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most workers, and a strong majority of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Privileges also include a subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.