Aug 10, 2005 1:00 AM
The UFT salary schedule allows you to earn more money ó thousands of dollars more each year ó as you spend more time on the job (in what are called steps) and as you earn more education credits (in what are called differentials). You will automatically get pay increases based on steps; you must apply for pay increases based on differentials.
Steps: If you teach without interruption, you can move through the steps at the rate of two steps per year. These are indicated along the vertical axis of the schedule.
Credit for prior experience: If you taught in another school system or had work experience related to your license area, you may qualify for salary credit. Check with your schoolís UFT chapter leader or call a salary rep at your UFT borough office for more information.
Differentials: Salary differentials are granted for credits you earn beyond your bachelorís degree. These are shown along the horizontal axis. Here is a brief summary.
C1: This is the basic salary for those who have only a bachelorís degree.
C1+PD: This column applies only to teachers hired before 1970.
C2: This is called the first differential. It requires 30 credits beyond the bachelorís degree requirement. These may be all excess undergraduate credits, all graduate credits, or a combination of both.
C2+ID: This column, the intermediate differential (ID), applies to people who have earned their first differential and in addition have 60 credits beyond the bachelorís.
C2+PD: This is called the promotional differential or PD. It requires 36 credits in an approved subject matter area; those 36 credits may be undergraduate, graduate, or a combination. Generally you qualify when you get your masterís degree.
C2+ID+PD: This is for people who have met the requirements for the first differential, the intermediate differential and the promotional differential.
C6: This is the second differential. It can be achieved in several ways:
As you can see, you may be entitled to more than one differential at a time and these combinations are shown above. For information about applying for these differentials, speak to your chapter leader or speak to a salary expert at one of our UFT borough offices.
Teacher Salary Schedule
Effective as of Sept. 1, 2002*
BA + 30C2
MA OR EQUIV. C2+PD
EARNED MA or EQUIV. + 30C6+PD
*This salary schedule does not include longevity payments, which begin after the 10th year. To see the full salary schedule, look in the contract.