Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $52K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $50K annually. The largest slice of the Houston Independent School District workforce (34 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $54K per year.
Bringing in the most money are Assistant Principals — their earnings average approximately $64K annually. Elementary School Teachers are a close second at around $54K along with High School Teachers (about $53K) and Teacher Assistants (around $20K).
Certifications and Degrees
Being a school principal certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $62K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. On average, salaries rise to $58K annually for accredited Music Certifications. Houston Independent School District compensates Doctor of Education (EdD)-holders the most at $75K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Leadership; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of approximately $69K annually. A common skill in Houston Independent School District's work force is English Language; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of survey participants report using it on the job. Curriculum Planning, Childhood Education, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
A lucky few (a quarter of respondents) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Houston Independent School District helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a strong majority of workers, and a majority of respondents report receiving dental coverage as well. Employees can also look forward to retirement plan and tuition reimbursement.