There is a general shortage of teachers, although specific teaching vacancies vary by rural or urban districts. The suggestions and resources listed can assist teachers in finding jobs where desired while creating a strong professional marketability for the future.
Research the salaries and benefits that some school districts offer.
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 schools provide benefits which vary by district.