Salary Information for Incoming Teachers, Counselors, Nurses, and Clinical Staff
If you have an advanced degree or two or more years of work experience as a teacher or counselor, new teachers, counselors, nurses, and clinical staff (occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists) are eligible to have their initial salary offer to the District adjusted to a higher step on the salary scale to recognize your prior experience and education.
Important things to note:
- The salary quoted in your offer letter is based on the information you provided to the recruitment team and is subject to change. In order for you to receive the salary quoted, your educational institution(s) and previous employer(s) must verify your credentials and experience.
- It is candidates’ responsibility to ensure that your education and prior experience are verified in order to receive this salary
- Once your past employers have return the forms to the School District of Philadelphia, you will receive a completed verification notice via email. Please allow two weeks for processing your salary adjustment. You can be paid retroactively for 60 days past your start date for any salary adjustments made during this time frame.
- If you have an advanced degree and want your salary adjusted due to this advanced degree, please have your official sealed master’s transcripts mailed directly to you and bring them to your hiring session.
For further information, visit the Salary Upgrades page of our website. If you have any questions about the education or prior experience verification process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.