2020-21 Counselor Application Updates
Both the School Counselor Talent Pool and the Behavioral Health Counselor Talent Pool are now closed for applications. All applications will be reviewed by the close of business Friday, May 8th and candidates meeting screening criteria will be invited to be interviewed by the Office of Prevention and Intervention.
If candidates pass the interview process, they will be entered into the talent pool and can apply and interview for school specific positions. Individuals in the talent pool are not guaranteed a position.
Compensation and Benefits
Teachers and Counselors are compensated with a 10 month salary, paid over 12 months. The salary for teachers is competitive and ranges from a minimum starting salary of $46,267 up to a maximum starting salary of $84,591. Salary credit is provided to teachers with two years or more of verified teaching experience. Click here for more information on our salary scale.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package for Teachers and School Counselors that includes medical, dental and vision coverage along with wage continuation and life insurance. Benefits are administered through the School District and the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT).
Questions about certification?
If you have questions about the certification you need for a position, or if you are enrolled in a certification program and would need an emergency permit for a position, check out our Certification page.
Know a great teacher or counselor?
Do you know any experienced or aspiring teachers or school counselors that should work for the School District of Philadelphia? If so, please refer him or her here!