Rewards

teacher mainStarting SCS teacher salaries begin at $42,343, and teachers can earn more each year from performance-based increases and/or working in specialty positions.

According to a 2014 report by the National Council on Teacher Quality, Shelby County ranks 7th in the country for the highest potential earnings a teacher can accrue over a 30-year career, at more than $2.2 million, and SCS teachers have the possibility of reaching the maximum salary in an average of only 10 years – much less time than in most other areas of the country.

We are also working now to establish career pathways that will give teachers more ways to advance professionally and build even more rewarding careers.