At Uplift, you can ‘earn more faster’ through access to multiple opportunities to increase your take-home pay.
Earn More Faster
Uplift Education recognizes the value of its educators and offers ways teachers can ‘earn more faster’ through multiple opportunities to increase take-home pay. Our starting salaries are competitive, and our teachers earn yearly raises based on tenure. In addition, teachers can earn bonuses and stipends which can add thousands of dollars each year to their incomes. Uplift is also a participant in Texas’ Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA), which identifies top-performing teachers in the state. Individual Uplift teachers who earn the state designation will take home even more. We are proud to be a part of this program that allows us to reward our top-performing teachers who have dedicated their careers to serving our scholars and communities.
Base salaries for teachers are adjusted according to a salary schedule. All years of K-12 teacher of record experience count towards the salary schedule, and out of district service must be validated with an official service record.
Yrs* Base Salary 0 $57,000 1 $57,500 2 $59,500 3 $60,000 4 $62,000 Yrs* Base Salary 5 $62,500 6 $64,500 7 $65,000 8 $65,500 9 $66,000 Yrs* Base Salary 10 $68,000 11 $68,500 12 $69,000 13 $69,500 14 $70,000 Yrs* Base Salary 15 $72,000 16 $72,500 17 $73,000 18 $73,500 19 $74,000 Yrs* Base Salary 20 $76,000 21 $76,500 22 $77,000 23 $77,500 24 $78,000 25 $80,000
* Completed years of experience, effective for 2022-23 school year.
Please note that salary schedules are subject to change. Salaries offered are based on official service records.
We also offer additional stipends to teachers in high needs subjects as designated by the state. To be eligible for this stipend, you must be certified in the high-needs subject you are teaching. Currently, we offer $2,500 annually for teachers who teach these subjects:
- Special Education
- Middle/High School Math & Science
- Foreign Language
- High School Computer Science & Career/Technical Education
We’re excited to be able to issue reward bonuses for strong performance and meaningful contributions in our organization.
Staff members eligible for this bonus type have the opportunity to earn 3 or 6% of their base salary annually based on performance goal attainment.
Staff members eligible for this bonus type will be rewarded a $1,500 bonus at every 3 year service milestone to thank them from their contributions through their years of service.
The Teacher Incentive Allotment (TIA) is a provision in Texas House Bill 3 that gives school districts the opportunity to create a local designation system that identifies the top 30% of classroom teachers state-wide as “recognized,” “exemplary,” and “master”. Uplift Education was awarded to be in the first cohort of the TIA program to provide state-funded incentive pay to high-performing teachers. Individual Uplift teachers who earn the state designation will earn thousands of additional dollars annually. Because we value our top quality teachers who have dedicated their careers to serving our scholars and communities, Uplift has designated 90% of the TIA funds to go directly to designated teachers. Most other districts are using the allotment money to offset costs of existing strategic compensation structures. At Uplift, this bonus is ON TOP of what teachers can earn through other bonuses and stipends.
For more information, visit tiatexas.org
What It Takes
Do you have what it takes to be a teacher at Uplift? We aren't just looking to fill positions. We are looking for people with the drive to become excellent teachers and guide our scholars on their Road To College. If you possess these traits, then you might have a home with Uplift Education:
- Passion for serving low socio-economic, minority and/or first-generation college students
- Self-reflective with a growth-mindset
- Data-driven and results-oriented
- Open to and actively seeks constructive feedback
- Tenacious about scholar success in college and beyond