There is a general teacher shortage, with specific teaching vacancies varying across rural and urban districts. These resources can help you locate jobs in your desired location, while creating strong professional marketability for the future.
Research salaries and benefits offered in various school districts.
As a new teacher, your salary will be at the beginning of the salary scale. One thing to keep in mind is each school district sets its' own salary scale and benefits while the cost of living varies throughout the state. Generally salaries are based on experience and college units completed. Some districts pay bonuses for advanced degrees or extra duty.
Statewide Average Salaries for the most recent school year provided by the California Department of Education.
Salaries — California's Employment Development Department details occupational wages, by region and year. Teachers' salaries can be found by looking at the occupation codes (step #6) in the 252000 range.
Benefits — A nine month school year. Some districts have year round classes where teachers work for 45 days followed by 15 days off, repeated throughout the year.
Public school benefits vary by district, and may include.