DPS’ most recent proposal to improve teacher pay includes a “base” teacher salary schedule to help teachers see what they would earn over time in our district.
For most teachers, however, the base schedule is just the start. Here’s why:
- 28% of teachers would be placed on the base schedule. Based on current data, these teachers would not receive any incentives.
- 36% of teachers would add another $2,500 for earning an incentive to serve in our highest-poverty schools or in our hardest-to-fill positions.
- 36% of teachers would add another $5,000 at a minimum. That’s because this group of teachers would earn at two incentive for serving in high-poverty schools or hard-to-fill positions. However, included in this number are a small group of teachers — about 9% of DPS teachers overall — who would earn three incentives or $7,500.
Altogether, a majority of DPS teachers — or 72% — would earn at least $2,500 more than the base schedule for choosing to serve in Denver’s highest-poverty schools or hardest-to-fill positions. See DPS’ complete Jan. 31 pay proposal.