Have you been given a raise every year?

  1. This June will mark the end of my second academic year at my school. We are a brand new school (I am the first nurse) and we are a Charter school. There is no pay scale like in the district public schools. Last year my salary went up very slightly. I am adding 5 extra hours to my schedule for next Fall and am awaiting my re-commitment letter. I am curious if you get a raise each year. I expect an increase in pay for the 5 extra hours, but have also asked for an increase overall since this will be my third year in the Fall.
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  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   kidzcare
    We have a salary schedule outlined in our contract. We will get 4% this year.

    Are you salary or hourly? If you are hourly, then the 5 new hours will be easy to calculate. If you are salary, I would figure out how much you make hourly and then add that on (in addition to an overall raise).

    For example, say you are salaried at $50,000 and work 185 days a year for an 8 hour day.

    50000/185= 270.27 per day or 33.78 per hour. So the 5 extra hours is $168.91
  4. by   Flare
    we get % increases every year. One year the salaries were frozen. Don't remember if that was at state level or district.
  5. by   Farawyn
    % raises. We just got 4%.
  6. by   momto5RN
    No raise. I start the year working for an agency. We are given a certain amount of hours based upon how many students are in the school. The hours run out fast, about mid November due to this being a small Catholic school. Then the school picks up and pays me hourly for the rest of the year. I was paid $2 more by the agency but didn't really get to enjoy that pay spike since I worked for them for six weeks and then went on maternity leave. I came back in January and am now on the school's payroll. I make the same amount as I did when I worked in sub acute. Not terrible but certainly can be getting paid a lot better elsewhere.
  7. by   peacockblue
    I am in with the teachers contract. We have been on a pay freeze the last 2 years and are currently working without a contract as the school board wants us to continue without a raise and pay more for benefits. I think it's rough everywhere.
  8. by   MHDNURSE
    Quote from peacockblue
    I am in with the teachers contract. We have been on a pay freeze the last 2 years and are currently working without a contract as the school board wants us to continue without a raise and pay more for benefits. I think it's rough everywhere.
    Yikes!
  9. by   NutmeggeRN
    Quote from peacockblue
    I am in with the teachers contract. We have been on a pay freeze the last 2 years and are currently working without a contract as the school board wants us to continue without a raise and pay more for benefits. I think it's rough everywhere.
    Hopefully there will be a retroactive check??
  10. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    Quote from Farawyn
    % raises. We just got 4%.
    Similar for me, except it is 3%.
  11. by   JerseyTomatoMDCrab
    We get a % raise yearly, I am salaried. I am not on the same scale at the teachers (they make more annually) but we all get the same % increase. I think it was 3 last year.

    During my evaluation from my nursing supervisor, she told my principal that she is "very close" to getting the nurses a raise which would be welcomed and wonderful. We are the second lowest paid district in the state and attrition this year has been BAD. 9 nurses have left since school started and all of them cited low pay as the reason why.
  12. by   MHDNURSE
    Quote from JerseyTomatoMDCrab
    We get a % raise yearly, I am salaried. I am not on the same scale at the teachers (they make more annually) but we all get the same % increase. I think it was 3 last year.

    During my evaluation from my nursing supervisor, she told my principal that she is "very close" to getting the nurses a raise which would be welcomed and wonderful. We are the second lowest paid district in the state and attrition this year has been BAD. 9 nurses have left since school started and all of them cited low pay as the reason why.
    Wow! That really should be eye-opening for them! Happened several years ago at my previous job (not a nursing position). Teachers were extremely low paid and knew they were making WAY less than all the other teachers in the area. Lots were leaving. They hired a new executive director and the first thing he did was find money to give teachers a pay increase. Just knowing someone was working on it made a huge difference in morale.
  13. by   dakotadenise
    Yes, but I'm not quite sure yet what it's based on! When I started here I was an Aide. My second year as an aide, I got a raise per their pay scale (a % each year). Then the summer after that year got the nurses position, so obviously that year I had a significant raise due to the job change. This year I got what I consider a good raise, but I'm not sure what its based on because to my knowledge there is no pay scale for my job (only nurse employed by the district). We should be getting contracts soon for next year and I'll be able to tell if its a % or what from that. So hoping for a raise!
  14. by   SassyTachyRN
    We have a 12 step nursing scale. Every year you move up a "step." Our district also gives out % raises, sometimes, on top of your step raise, based on contract negotiations.

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