2022-23 Salary Scales

About the 2022-23 Salary Scales

Dear Colleagues,

Recruiting, hiring, and retaining the best employees is crucial for supporting our students. This is also an important goal within the PWCS Launching Thriving Futures Strategic Plan and is supported by the Prince William County School Board. Without a premier workforce, PWCS will not be able to achieve our strategic commitments. As such, PWCS is investing in regionally competitive pay plans to retain our outstanding workforce and attract extraordinary talent.

In order to provide further clarity on our changes we have developed Frequently Asked Questions below. In addition, a video explaining the changes to pay plans is available here and webinars via Zoom were announced and open to all. The webinars explained the impact of the salary changes and provided an opportunity for employees to ask questions and voice concerns.

To calculate your approximate total compensation package, to include benefits, enter your annual salary and add another 35% (e.g., $50,000 x 1.35= $67,500) of annual salary.

Final salary determination must be approved by the Human Resources Department.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. According to the FY23 Pay Scale Update document issued to me through PWCS Records the week of April 25, 2022, my step number for the 2022-23 school year went down instead of up. Is this correct?

Yes, as was communicated in the March 18, 2022, letter to all employees from Dr. McDade and Dr. Eagle, we have renumbered the steps on our scales. Although the step number where an employee is placed was changed, every employee's salary increased.

2. Are steps reflective of total years of experience?

No, although that is a common misconception, the actual step number does not match the years of experience. A step simply represents evenly spaced increments of payrates within a paygrade. Step placement is influenced by several factors, such as this year's renumbering scenario, or a challenging budget year in which a step increase is not possible due to financial constraints. Currently, in the 2021-22 school year, our first step for all our pay scales is not step 1. Over the past couple of years, PWCS has eliminated entry steps from our pay scales to allow us to offer more competitive salaries to those new to the education profession. Teachers new to the profession have been placed on step 4 of the certified pay scale when starting with PWCS. As another example, staff currently on Step 15 of the 2021-22 certified scale have 17 years of experience. For the 2022-23 school year, we have renumbered steps on all our scales so that the first step is step 1. This change renumbered the steps and resulted in all employees receiving an updated step placement. An employee's placement on the scale is at the same point on the scale as those with comparable years' experience in their job group and in accordance with PWCS Regulation 524-2.

3. Does my step number placement affect my years of creditable service for the Virginia Retirement System or my PWCS years of service award?

No, the years of creditable service for Virginia Retirement System earned towards retirement or service awards are not affected by any change in your step placement. Should you have questions about the Virginia Retirement System and how your retirement benefits are calculated, please contact the Department of Benefits and Compensation at benefits@pwcs.edu or by calling 703-791-8568.

4. In discussing the raise with my colleagues, I realized some received larger percentage increase than me. Why is that?

As stated in the March 18 letter from Dr. McDade and Dr. Eagle, our compensation studies have revealed that PWCS entry level pay ranges across nearly all job classifications are below the market regionally. Our studies have also revealed that our top ranges are above the market regionally. Therefore, as the letter stated, staff placed at lower and mid-steps received larger percentage increases than the average of 7% to make their wage more competitive. While early and midcareer staff will receive larger percentage increases, some staff at the higher steps of their respective scales will receive larger dollar amount increases. For example, on the certified master's scale, staff currently on Step 11 received a 10.3% increase. This equates to a $7,026 raise. Staff currently on Step 27 would receive a 7.1% increase which equates to $7,750 raise.

5. In talking with my colleagues, some have been placed 2 steps lower on the new pay scale and some have been placed 3 steps lower. Why is that?

Market comparisons show that our teacher pay becomes much more competitive after 20 years of experience. Therefore, two steps near that salary point (Steps 17 and 18 of the current 2021-22 salary scale) have been combined into Step 15 of the new 2022-23 salary scale. Therefore, the new step placement of teachers currently on Steps 17 and below will shift 2 steps to allow for a larger percentage increase whereas the new step placement of teachers currently on Steps 18 and above will shift 3 steps and will not receive as large of an increase as the earlier steps but will still receive at least the division initiative of 7%.

6. Since my step placement is lower on the salary scale, will it take me longer to reach the top of the new scale?

No, the 2021-22 Teacher Pay Scale had 31 steps numbered 4-34. The new 2022-23 Teacher Pay Scale has 30 steps numbered 1-30. There is one less step in the 2022-23 Teacher Pay Scale. A teacher on Step 18 of the 2021-22 Teacher Pay Scale would have moved to Step 19 (had we not renumbered the scales) and would have had 15 steps to reach the top step number 34 of the 2021-22 Pay Scale. That same teacher will now be on Step 15 of the 2022-23 Teacher Pay Scale with 15 steps to reach the top step number 30 of the 2022-23 Teacher Pay Scale.

The 2021-22 Classified Pay Scale had 32 steps numbered 3-34. The new 2022-23 Classified Pay Scale has 31 steps numbered 1-31. There is one less step in the 2022-23 Classified Pay Scale.

7. What will my step number be for the 2023-24 School Year?

Provided that the financial resources exist to grant a step increase in the 2023-24 Budget, you will advance on the salary scale by one step.

8. How are teachers new to PWCS placed on the pay scale?

Teachers joining PWCS will be placed on the 2022-23 pay scale in accordance with the years of experience of their PWCS peers using the New Teacher Placement Chart (also located on the blue banner below). Once you access the link, click the second banner labeled "2022-23 New Teacher Placement Chart."

9. I noticed at the link above the new teacher pay scale goes up to 20 years of experience. I joined PWCS last year and I was only given 17 years of experience, despite having 25 years of teaching experience because of the experience "cap." Are new teachers being given more credit than I was and therefore will they earn more than me since I was capped at 17 years' experience when I joined PWCS?

PWCS is increasing the experience cap to 20 years of experience. Any current PWCS teacher who falls within the 17 to 20 year experience pay range and who was previously capped will receive a separate communication the week of May 2 about a step placement adjustment to ensure they are aligned with 2022-23 New Teacher Placement Chart. This adjustment will result in equity of the step placement between teachers joining PWCS for the 2022-23 school year and their PWCS peers with equivalent years of experience.

10. I thought all employees were receiving at least a 7% increase. I'm at the top step of my respective scale. My increase was not 7%? Why?

As was communicated in the March 18, 2022, letter to all employees from Dr. McDade and Dr. Eagle, pay at the top step, which is amongst the highest in Virginia, has been adjusted with a cost-of-living increase. However, additional steps were not added therefore these employees did not receive the value of the step increase resulting in a total raise of less than 7%. As PWCS continues to study compensation analyses, it will monitor how our top step compares to the region in future years to ensure PWCS remains highly competitive.

11. Is the FY23 Pay Scale Update document issued in PWCS Records to me the week of April 25, 2022, my contract or assignment notification?

No, the document issued in PWCS records is for your information only. Official contracts and assignment notifications will be issued the last week of May.

2022-23 New Teacher Placement Chart

2022-23 New Teacher Placement Chart

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195 Day Contract

Completed Years of Experience as of June 30, 2022* Step Bachelor's Bachelor's
+ 15
Master's Master's
+ 30
Doctorate
0 years 1 53,570 55,070 59,570 61,570 63,070
1 year 2 55,357 56,857 61,357 63,357 64,857
2-4 years 3 57,198 58,698 63,198 65,198 66,698
5-6 years 4 59,094 60,594 65,094 67,094 68,594
7 years 5 61,047 62,547 67,047 69,047 70,547
8 years 6 63,058 64,558 69,058 71,058 72,558
9-10 years 7 65,130 66,630 71,130 73,130 74,630
11-13 years 8 67,264 68,764 73,264 75,264 76,764
14 years 9 69,461 70,961 75,461 77,461 78,961
15 years 10 71,725 73,225 77,725 79,725 81,225
16 years 11 74,057 75,557 80,057 82,057 83,557
17 years 12 76,459 77,959 82,459 84,459 85,959
18 years 13 78,933 80,433 84,933 86,933 88,433
19 years 14 81,481 82,981 87,481 89,481 90,981
20-21 years 15 84,105 85,605 90,105 92,105 93,605

*Years of experience are credited based on Regulation 524-2, "Certificated Personnel - Guidelines for Determining Grades and Salaries." New hires to PWCS have a salary cap of 20 years of experience. Salaries shown are based on 195 days.

2022-23 Certified/Instructional Salary Scale

2022-23 Certified/Instructional Salary Scale (Grade 12)

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195 Day Contract

Step Bachelor's Bachelor's
+ 15
Master's Master's
+ 30
Doctorate
1 53,570 55,070 59,570 61,570 63,070
2 55,357 56,857 61,357 63,357 64,857
3 57,198 58,698 63,198 65,198 66,698
4 59,094 60,594 65,094 67,094 68,594
5 61,047 62,547 67,047 69,047 70,547
6 63,058 64,558 69,058 71,058 72,558
7 65,130 66,630 71,130 73,130 74,630
8 67,264 68,764 73,264 75,264 76,764
9 69,461 70,961 75,461 77,461 78,961
10 71,725 73,225 77,725 79,725 81,225
11 74,057 75,557 80,057 82,057 83,557
12 76,459 77,959 82,459 84,459 85,959
13 78,933 80,433 84,933 86,933 88,433
14 81,481 82,981 87,481 89,481 90,981
15 84,105 85,605 90,105 92,105 93,605
16 86,808 88,308 92,808 94,808 96,308
17 89,592 91,092 95,592 97,592 99,092
18 92,460 93,960 98,460 100,460 101,960
19 95,414 96,914 101,414 103,414 104,914
20 98,456 99,956 104,456 106,456 107,956
21 101,590 103,090 107,590 109,590 111,090
22 104,818 106,318 110,818 112,818 114,318
23 108,142 109,642 114,142 116,142 117,642
24 111,567 113,067 117,567 119,567 121,067
25 115,094 116,594 121,094 123,094 124,594
26 118,726 120,226 124,726 126,726 128,226
27 122,468 123,968 128,468 130,468 131,968
28 126,322 127,822 132,322 134,322 135,822
29 130,292 131,792 136,292 138,292 139,792
30 134,381 135,881 140,381 142,381 143,881

*Step numbers do not correlate to years of creditable service. Years of experience are credited based on Regulation 524-2, "Certificated Personnel - Guidelines for Determining Grades and Salaries." Salary caps apply. Salaries shown are based on 195 days.

2022-23 Managers Salary Scale

2022-23 Managers Salary Scale

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250 Day Contract

Step Grade 13 Grade 14 Grade 15 Grade 16 Grade 17 Grade 18 Grade 19 Grade 20 Grade 21 Grade 22 Grade 23
1 79,881 83,635 87,583 91,103 95,160 99,395 103,826 113,152 126,946 190,233 209,254
2 82,277 86,144 90,210 93,836 98,015 102,377 106,941 116,547 130,754 195,940 215,532
3 84,745 88,728 92,917 96,651 100,955 105,448 110,149 120,043 134,677 201,818 221,998
4 87,288 91,390 95,704 99,551 103,984 108,612 113,453 123,644 138,717 207,873 228,657
5 89,906 94,132 98,575 102,537 107,103 111,870 116,857 127,354 142,879 214,109 235,517
6 92,603 96,956 101,533 105,613 110,317 115,226 120,363 131,174 147,165 220,532 242,583
7 95,382 99,865 104,579 108,782 113,626 118,683 123,974 135,109 151,580 227,148 249,860
8 98,243 102,860 107,716 112,045 117,035 122,243 127,693 139,163 156,128 233,963 257,356
9 101,190 105,946 110,947 115,407 120,546 125,911 131,524 143,338 160,811 240,981 265,077
10 104,226 109,125 114,276 118,869 124,162 129,688 135,469 147,638 165,636 248,211 273,029
11 107,353 112,398 117,704 122,435 127,887 133,579 139,533 152,067 170,605 255,657 281,220
12 110,573 115,770 121,235 126,108 131,724 137,586 143,719 156,629 175,723 263,327
13 113,891 119,243 124,872 129,891 135,675 141,714 148,031 161,328 180,995
14 117,307 122,821 128,619 133,788 139,746 145,965 152,472 166,168 186,424
15 120,827 126,505 132,477 137,801 143,938 150,344 157,046 171,153 192,017
16 124,451 130,301 136,451 141,936 148,256 154,854 161,758 176,287 197,778
17 128,185 134,210 140,545 146,194 152,704 159,500 166,610 181,576 203,711
18 132,030 138,236 144,761 150,579 157,285 164,285 171,609 187,023 209,822
19 135,991 142,383 149,104 155,097 162,004 169,213 176,757 192,634 216,117
20 140,071 146,654 153,577 159,750 166,864 174,290 182,060 198,413 222,601
21 144,273 151,054 158,185 164,542 171,870 179,518 187,521 204,365 229,279
22 148,601 155,586 162,930 169,478 177,026 184,904 193,147 210,496 236,157
23 153,059 160,253 167,818 174,563 182,336 190,451 198,941 216,811 243,242

Step numbers are not directly related to years of experience. Salary caps apply. Please see Regulation 524-1, "Management - Guidelines for Determining Grades and Salaries" for additional information. Amounts shown are 12-month salaries.

2022-23 Classified Salary Scale

2022-23 Classified Salary Scale

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Step Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11
1 25,360 27,708 30,271 33,071 36,128 39,471 43,124 47,113 51,470 56,519 61,745
2 26,095 28,511 31,149 34,030 37,176 40,616 44,375 48,479 52,962 58,158 63,536
3 26,852 29,338 32,052 35,017 38,254 41,794 45,662 49,885 54,498 59,844 65,378
4 27,631 30,189 32,982 36,032 39,363 43,006 46,986 51,332 56,079 61,580 67,274
5 28,432 31,065 33,938 37,077 40,505 44,253 48,349 52,820 57,705 63,366 69,225
6 29,256 31,965 34,923 38,153 41,680 45,536 49,751 54,352 59,378 65,203 71,233
7 30,105 32,892 35,935 39,259 42,888 46,857 51,194 55,928 61,100 67,094 73,298
8 30,978 33,846 36,977 40,398 44,132 48,216 52,678 57,550 62,872 69,040 75,424
9 31,876 34,828 38,050 41,569 45,412 49,614 54,206 59,219 64,695 71,042 77,611
10 32,801 35,838 39,153 42,775 46,729 51,053 55,778 60,936 66,572 73,102 79,862
11 33,752 36,877 40,289 44,015 48,084 52,534 57,395 62,704 68,502 75,222 82,178
12 34,731 37,947 41,457 45,292 49,478 54,057 59,060 64,522 70,489 77,404 84,561
13 35,738 39,047 42,659 46,605 50,913 55,625 60,773 66,393 72,533 79,649 87,014
14 36,774 40,179 43,896 47,957 52,390 57,238 62,535 68,319 74,636 81,958 89,537
15 37,841 41,345 45,169 49,347 53,909 58,898 64,348 70,300 76,801 84,335 92,134
16 38,938 42,544 46,479 50,778 55,472 60,606 66,215 72,338 79,028 86,781 94,805
17 40,067 43,777 47,827 52,251 57,081 62,363 68,135 74,436 81,320 89,298 97,555
18 41,229 45,047 49,214 53,766 58,736 64,172 70,111 76,595 83,678 91,887 100,384
19 42,425 46,353 50,641 55,325 60,440 66,033 72,144 78,816 86,105 94,552 103,295
20 43,655 47,697 52,110 56,930 62,193 67,948 74,236 81,102 88,602 97,294 106,291
21 44,921 49,081 53,621 58,581 63,996 69,918 76,389 83,454 91,171 100,115 109,373
22 46,224 50,504 55,176 60,280 65,852 71,946 78,604 85,874 93,815 103,019 112,545
23 47,564 51,969 56,776 62,028 67,762 74,032 80,884 88,364 96,536 106,006 115,809
24 48,944 53,476 58,423 63,827 69,727 76,179 83,229 90,927 99,335 109,080 119,167
25 50,363 55,027 60,117 65,678 71,749 78,388 85,643 93,564 102,216 112,244 122,623
26 51,824 56,622 61,860 67,582 73,830 80,662 88,127 96,277 105,180 115,499 126,179
27 53,327 58,264 63,654 69,542 75,971 83,001 90,682 99,069 108,231 118,848 129,838
28 54,873 59,954 65,500 71,559 78,174 85,408 93,312 101,942 111,369 122,295 133,604
29 56,464 61,693 67,400 73,634 80,441 87,885 96,018 104,898 114,599 125,841 137,478
30 58,102 63,482 69,354 75,769 82,774 90,433 98,803 107,941 117,922 129,491 141,465
31 59,787 65,323 71,366 77,967 85,174 93,056 101,668 111,071 121,342 133,246 145,567

Salary caps apply for new hires. Step numbers are not directly related to years of experience. Amounts shown are 12-month salaries.

The salary scale above is based on 250 days, 7.5 hours per day, for a total of 1,875 hours of work.

How to Determine Your Annual Salary if You Work Less Than 250 Days and 7.5 hours per Day

To determine your annual salary if you work less than 250 days per year, but work a 7.5 hour day:

  1. Divide the annual salary shown above for your grade and step by 250 to get your daily rate.
  2. Multiply that daily rate by the number of days you are scheduled to work and that will be your annual salary.

To determine your annual salary if you work less than 250 days per year and less than a 7.5 hour day:

  1. Divide the annual salary shown above for your grade and step by 1,875 to get your hourly rate.
  2. Multiply that hourly rate by the number of hours per day that you will work to get your daily rate.
  3. Multiply that daily rate by the number of days you are scheduled to work and that will be your annual salary.

Example: A 188-day Teacher Assistant (Grade 4, Step 1) works 6.5 hours per day

Annual Salary for 250 days: $33,071

Hourly Rate: $33,071 / 1,875 = $17.64

Daily Rate: $17.64 x 6.5 = $114.66

Annual Salary: $114.66 x 188 days = $21,556.08

2021-22 Salary Scales

2021-22 New Teacher Placement Chart

2021-22 New Teacher Placement Chart

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Adopted April 30, 2021

195 Day Contract

New Hires to PWCS - salary cap at 17 years experience.

Completed Years of Experience on 6/30/21* Step Bachelors Bachelors +15 Masters Masters +30 Doctorate
1, 2, 3 Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved
0 years 4 51,431 52,811 57,298 59,286 60,746
1, 2, 3 years 5 52,292 53,672 58,160 60,148 61,607
4, 5 years 6 53,164 54,544 59,033 61,021 62,480
6 years 7 54,936 56,315 60,804 62,792 64,251
7 years 8 56,759 58,139 62,627 64,615 66,074
8, 9 years 9 58,639 60,020 64,508 66,495 67,955
10, 11, 12 years 10 60,576 61,957 66,444 68,432 69,892
13 years 11 62,567 63,948 68,435 70,423 71,882
14 years 12 64,621 66,001 70,488 72,476 73,937
15 years 13 66,736 68,116 72,604 74,592 76,051
16 years 14 68,912 70,293 74,781 76,769 78,228
17 years 15 71,157 72,537 77,025 79,013 80,472

*Step numbers do not correlate to years of creditable service. Years of experience are credited based on Regulation 524-3, Certificated Personnel - Guidelines for Determining Grades and Salaries. Salary caps apply.

2021-22 Certified/Instructional Salary Scale

2021-22 Certified/Instructional Salary Scale (Grade 12)

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Adopted May 20, 2020

195 Day Contract

Step # Bachelors Bachelors + 15 Masters Masters + 30 Doctorate
1,2,3 Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved
4 51,431 52,811 57,298 59,286 60,746
5 52,292 53,672 58,160 60,148 61,607
6 53,164 54,544 59,033 61,021 62,480
7 54,936 56,315 60,804 62,792 64,251
8 56,759 58,139 62,627 64,615 66,074
9 58,639 60,020 64,508 66,495 67,955
10 60,576 61,957 66,444 68,432 69,892
11 62,567 63,948 68,435 70,423 71,882
12 64,621 66,001 70,488 72,476 73,937
13 66,736 68,116 72,604 74,592 76,051
14 68,912 70,293 74,781 76,769 78,228
15 71,157 72,537 77,025 79,013 80,472
16 73,467 74,847 79,335 81,323 82,782
17 75,845 77,225 81,713 83,701 85,160
18 78,296 79,677 84,165 86,153 87,612
19 80,823 82,203 86,690 88,678 90,137
20 83,425 84,805 89,292 91,280 92,739
21 86,101 87,481 91,970 93,958 95,417
22 88,860 90,240 94,727 96,715 98,175
23 91,701 93,082 97,569 99,557 101,017
24 94,629 96,009 100,496 102,484 103,944
25 97,642 99,023 103,510 105,498 106,957
26 100,749 102,128 106,617 108,605 110,064
27 103,949 105,329 109,817 111,805 113,264
28 107,244 108,623 113,111 115,099 116,558
29 110,638 112,017 116,505 118,493 119,952
30 114,134 115,514 120,001 121,989 123,448
31 117,735 119,115 123,603 125,591 127,051
32 121,444 122,824 127,313 129,300 130,760
33 125,270 126,648 131,134 133,120 134,577
34 129,217 130,591 135,070 137,053 138,505

*Step numbers do not correlate to years of creditable service. Years of experience are credited based on Regulation 524-3, Certificated Personnel - Guidelines for Determining Grades and Salaries. Salary caps apply.

2021-22 Managers Salary Scale

Managers Salary Scale 2021-22

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Adopted April 30, 2021

250 Day Contract

Step # Grade 13 Grade 14 Grade 15 Grade 16 Grade 17 Grade 18 Grade 19 Grade 20 Grade 21 Grade 22 Grade 23
1 59,685* 65,203* 76,850* 84,809* 88,584* 92,528* 96,650* 105,335* 118,173* 177,088* 194,795*
2 61,532* 67,219* 79,227* 87,431 91,324 95,389 99,641 108,591 121,829 182,565 200,820
3 63,375* 69,234* 81,605 90,056 94,065 98,252 102,630 111,848 125,482 188,041 206,845
4 65,275* 71,312* 84,053 92,758 96,887 101,202 105,710 115,201 129,248 193,683 213,052
5 67,232 73,453 86,574 95,539 99,792 104,237 108,881 118,660 133,126 199,492 219,444
6 69,251 75,654 89,173 98,404 102,787 107,364 112,148 122,218 137,119 205,477 226,028
7 71,329 77,924 91,848 101,358 105,870 110,584 115,512 125,886 141,232 211,643 232,810
8 73,469 80,263 94,603 104,398 109,045 113,902 118,977 129,662 145,469 217,992 239,795
9 75,674 82,671 97,441 107,531 112,317 117,319 122,544 133,551 149,834 224,532 246,990
10 77,943 85,151 100,367 110,757 115,687 120,838 126,221 137,560 154,327 231,268 254,400
11 80,280 87,706 103,374 114,081 119,158 124,465 130,009 141,685 158,958 238,207 262,034
12 82,690 90,336 106,476 117,501 122,731 128,199 133,908 145,935 163,727 245,354 269,897
13 85,169 93,044 109,670 121,027 126,413 132,045 137,925 150,315 168,637 252,715
14 87,725 95,836 112,960 124,658 130,206 136,006 142,064 154,825 173,697
15 90,358 98,710 116,349 128,397 134,112 140,087 146,325 159,469 178,909
16 93,066 101,672 119,839 132,251 138,136 144,289 150,716 164,253 184,275
17 95,860 104,720 123,434 136,217 142,281 148,619 155,238 169,178 189,805
18 98,733 107,862 127,138 140,304 146,549 153,078 159,895 174,254 195,498
19 101,696 111,100 130,951 144,514 150,945 157,671 164,692 179,484 201,363
20 104,749 114,429 134,880 148,849 155,474 162,403 169,634 184,869 207,404
21 107,892 117,863 138,927 153,314 160,137 167,276 174,722 190,415 213,627
22 111,128 121,399 143,095 157,915 164,943 172,295 179,965 196,128 220,036
23 114,461 125,042 147,390 162,654 169,892 177,464 185,365 202,013 226,637
24 117,895 128,793 151,812 167,535 174,989 182,788 190,927 208,075 233,436
25 121,433 132,658 156,367
26 125,077 136,639 161,059
27 128,831 140,740
28 132,696 144,963
29 136,677 149,312
30 140,777 153,791

Step numbers are not directly related to years of experience. Salary caps apply.

*Asterisk indicates step values that have been discontinued. Please see Regulation 524-1, Management - Guidelines for Determining Grades and Salaries for additional information.

2021-22 Classified Salary Scale

Classified Salary Scale 2021-22

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Adopted April 30, 2021

Step # Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11
3 23,527 25,706 28,084 30,682 33,518 36,620 40,009 43,709 47,751 52,435 57,284
4 24,213 26,453 28,903 31,573 34,488 37,680 41,169 44,976 49,134 53,956 58,946
5 24,913 27,217 29,740 32,491 35,491 38,777 42,362 46,278 50,559 55,519 60,654
6 25,637 28,008 30,601 33,431 36,519 39,900 43,591 47,622 52,026 57,129 62,410
7 26,380 28,820 31,488 34,398 37,579 41,058 44,856 49,001 53,532 58,785 64,222
8 27,144 29,656 32,401 35,401 38,668 42,247 46,156 50,420 55,088 60,493 66,086
9 27,934 30,518 33,340 36,424 39,789 43,473 47,496 51,883 56,686 62,244 68,002
10 28,741 31,401 34,306 37,481 40,943 44,733 48,873 53,388 58,333 64,050 69,974
11 29,573 32,313 35,302 38,570 42,132 46,031 50,289 54,937 60,021 65,909 72,002
12 30,435 33,250 36,326 39,687 43,354 47,365 51,747 56,530 61,762 67,820 74,090
13 31,316 34,211 37,380 40,838 44,610 48,739 53,248 58,169 63,552 69,786 76,241
14 32,225 35,207 38,463 42,020 45,903 50,154 54,792 59,854 65,397 71,811 78,455
15 33,157 36,228 39,578 43,240 47,236 51,605 56,383 61,591 67,292 73,894 80,727
16 34,122 37,277 40,728 44,493 48,606 53,103 58,018 63,378 69,245 76,038 83,067
17 35,109 38,360 41,909 45,783 50,015 54,642 59,701 65,215 71,250 78,243 85,478
18 36,127 39,470 43,122 47,110 51,465 56,229 61,431 67,106 73,319 80,510 87,957
19 37,176 40,615 44,372 48,477 52,955 57,860 63,214 69,052 75,442 82,846 90,507
20 38,253 41,794 45,660 49,882 54,492 59,536 65,047 71,055 77,630 85,247 93,134
21 39,362 43,004 46,985 51,331 56,070 61,261 66,933 73,116 79,884 87,718 95,834
22 40,505 44,253 48,349 52,819 57,699 63,038 68,874 75,237 82,199 90,263 98,614
23 41,679 45,536 49,749 54,353 59,369 64,868 70,872 77,418 84,586 92,883 101,473
24 42,888 46,859 51,193 55,929 61,090 66,750 72,928 79,665 87,038 95,577 104,418
25 44,134 48,216 52,677 57,550 62,863 68,687 75,043 81,975 89,563 98,350 107,446
26 45,413 49,616 54,205 59,220 64,685 70,679 77,220 84,351 92,162 101,202 110,563
27 46,729 51,054 55,778 60,936 66,563 72,728 79,461 86,796 94,836 104,135 113,769
28 48,084 52,535 57,396 62,703 68,492 74,838 81,766 89,315 97,586 107,155 117,067
29 49,478 54,060 59,060 64,521 70,479 77,009 84,139 91,904 100,417 110,263 120,462
30 50,914 55,630 60,773 66,392 72,523 79,244 86,583 94,570 103,327 113,462 123,955
31 52,391 57,245 62,536 68,318 74,627 81,543 89,094 97,313 106,324 116,754 127,550
32 53,911 58,906 64,350 70,299 76,792 83,909 91,677 100,136 109,407 120,141 131,249
33 55,474 60,615 66,216 72,338 79,019 86,344 94,336 103,040 112,579 123,626 135,056
34 57,082 62,374 68,136 74,436 81,311 88,850 97,072 106,028 115,843 127,212 138,973

Steps 1 and 2 are reserved and are not in use for placement purposes. Salary caps apply for new hires. The salary scale above is based on 250 days, 7.5 hours per day, for a total of 1,875 hours of work.

To determine your annual salary if you work less than 250 days per year, but work a 7.5 hour day:

  1. Divide the annual salary shown above for your grade and step by 250 to get your daily rate.
  2. Multiply that daily rate by the number of days you are scheduled to work and that will be your annual salary.

To determine your annual salary if you work less than 250 days per year and less than a 7.5 hour day:

  1. Divide the annual salary shown above for your grade and step by 1875 to get your hourly rate.
  2. Multiply that hourly rate by the number of hours per day that you will work to get your daily rate.
  3. Multiply that daily rate by the number of days you are scheduled to work and that will be your annual salary.

Example: A 188-day Teacher Assistant (Grade 4, Step 3) works 6.5 hours per day

Annual Salary for 250 days: $30,682

Hourly Rate: $30,682/1,875 = $16.36

Daily Rate: $16.36 x 6.5 = $106.34

Annual Salary: $106.34 x 188 days = $19,991.92

Issue Date: April 2021

Prior Year Salary Scales

2020-21 New Teacher Placement Chart

New Teacher Placement Chart 2020-21

Print-Only PDF Version

Adopted May 20, 2020

195 Day Contract

New Hires to PWCS - salary cap at 16 years experience.

Completed Years of Experience on 6/30/20* Step Bachelors Bachelors +15 Masters Masters +30 Doctorate
1, 2, 3 Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved
0-2 years 4 50,324
51,674
56,065
58,010 59,438
3-4 years 5 51,166
52,517
56,908
58,853 60,281
5 years 6 52,020 53,370 57,762 59,707 61,135
6 years 7 53,753 55,103 59,495 61,440 62,868
7-8 years 8 55,537 56,887 61,279 63,224 64,652
9-11 years 9 57,377 58,728 63,119 65,064 66,492
12 years 10 59,272 60,623 65,014 66,959 68,387
13 years 11 61,220 62,571 66,962 68,907 70,335
14 years 12 63,230 64,580 68,971 70,916 72,345
15 years 13 65,299 66,650 71,041 72,986 74,414
16 years 14 67,429 68,780 73,171 75,116 76,544

*Step numbers do not correlate to years of creditable service. Years of experience are credited based on Regulation 524-3, Certificated Personnel - Guidelines for Determining Grades and Salaries. Salary caps apply.

2020-21 Certified/Instructional Salary Scale

Certified/Instructional Salary Scale 2020-21

Print-Only PDF Version

Salary Scale 2020-21 (Grade 12)

Adopted May 20, 2020

195 Day Contract

Step # Bachelors Bachelors + 15 Masters Masters + 30 Doctorate
1,2,3 Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved Reserved
4 50,324 51,674 56,065 58,010 59,438
5 51,166 52,517 56,908 58,853 60,281
6 52,020 53,370 57,762 59,707 61,135
7 53,753 55,103 59,495 61,440 62,868
8 55,537 56,887 61,279 63,224 64,652
9 57,377 58,728 63,119 65,064 66,492
10 59,272 60,623 65,014 66,959 68,387
11 61,220 62,571 66,962 68,907 70,335
12 63,230 64,580 68,971 70,916 72,345
13 65,299 66,650 71,041 72,986 74,414
14 67,429 68,780 73,171 75,116 76,544
15 69,625 70,976 75,367 77,312 78,740
16 71,886 73,236 77,627 79,572 81,000
17 74,212 75,563 79,954 81,899 83,327
18 76,611 77,962 82,353 84,298 85,726
19 79,083 80,433 84,824 86,769 88,197
20 81,629 82,979 87,370 89,315 90,743
21 84,248 85,598 89,990 91,935 93,363
22 86,947 88,297 92,688 94,633 96,062
23 89,727 91,078 95,469 97,414 98,842
24 92,592 93,942 98,333 100,278 101,706
25 95,540 96,891 101,282 103,227 104,655
26 98,580 99,930 104,322 106,267 107,695
27 101,711 103,062 107,453 109,398 110,826
28 104,935 106,285 110,676 112,621 114,049
29 108,256 109,606 113,997 115,942 117,370
30 111,677 113,027 117,418 119,363 120,791
31 115,201 116,551 120,942 122,887 124,316
32 118,830 120,180 124,572 126,517 127,945
33 122,573 123,922 128,311 130,254 131,680

* Step numbers do not correlate to years of creditable service. Years of experience are credited based on Regulation 524-3, Certificated Personnel - Guidelines for Determining Grades and Salaries. Salary caps apply.

2020-21 Managers Salary Scale

Managers Salary Scale 2020-21

Print-Only PDF Version

Adopted May 20, 2020

250 Day Contract

Step # Grade 13 Grade 14 Grade 15 Grade 16 Grade 17 Grade 18 Grade 19 Grade 20 Grade 21 Grade 22 Grade 23
1 58,400* 63,799* 75,196* 82,983* 86,677* 90,536* 94,569* 103,068* 115,629* 173,276* 190,602*
2 60,207* 65,772* 77,522* 85,549 89,358 93,336 97,496 106,253 119,206 178,635 196,497
3 62,011* 67,744* 79,848 88,117 92,040 96,137 100,421 109,440 122,781 183,993 202,392
4 63,870* 69,777* 82,244 90,761 94,801 99,023 103,434 112,721 126,466 189,514 208,466
5 65,785 71,872 84,710 93,482 97,644 101,993 106,537 116,106 130,260 195,198 214,720
6 67,760 74,025 87,253 96,286 100,574 105,053 109,734 119,587 134,167 201,054 221,162
7 69,794 76,247 89,871 99,176 103,591 108,204 113,025 123,176 138,192 207,087 227,798
8 71,887 78,535 92,567 102,151 106,698 111,450 116,416 126,871 142,338 213,299 234,633
9 74,045 80,891 95,343 105,216 109,899 114,794 119,906 130,676 146,609 219,699 241,673
10 76,265 83,318 98,206 108,373 113,197 118,237 123,504 134,599 151,005 226,290 248,924
11 78,552 85,818 101,149 111,625 116,593 121,786 127,210 138,635 155,536 233,079 256,393
12 80,910 88,391 104,184 114,972 120,089 125,439 131,025 142,794 160,203 240,072
13 83,336 91,041 107,309 118,422 123,692 129,203 134,956 147,079 165,007
14 85,837 93,773 110,528 121,975 127,403 133,078 139,006 151,492 169,958
15 88,413 96,585 113,844 125,633 131,225 137,071 143,175 156,036 175,058
16 91,063 99,483 117,259 129,404 135,162 141,183 147,472 160,717 180,308
17 93,796 102,466 120,777 133,285 139,218 145,420 151,896 165,536 185,719
18 96,608 105,540 124,401 137,284 143,394 149,783 156,453 170,503 191,290
19 99,507 108,708 128,132 141,403 147,696 154,277 161,147 175,620 197,028
20 102,494 111,966 131,977 145,645 152,127 158,907 165,982 180,889 202,939
21 105,569 115,326 135,936 150,014 156,690 163,675 170,961 186,316 209,028
22 108,736 118,786 140,015 154,516 161,392 168,586 176,091 191,906 215,299
23 111,997 122,350 144,217 159,153 166,235 173,644 181,375 197,664 221,758
24 115,357 126,021 148,544
25 118,819 129,802 153,001
26 122,385 133,698
27 126,058 137,710
28 129,840 141,842
29 133,735 146,098

Step numbers are not directly related to years of experience. Salary caps apply.

*Asterisk indicates step values that have been discontinued. Please see Regulation 524-1, Management - Guidelines for Determining Grades and Salaries for additional information.

2020-21 Classified Salary Scale

Classified Salary Scale 2020-21

Print-Only PDF Version

Adopted May 20, 2020

Step # Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11
3 23,021 25,153 27,479 30,022 32,796 35,832 39,148 42,768 46,723 51,306 56,051
4 23,692 25,884 28,281 30,893 33,746 36,869 40,283 44,008 48,076 52,795 57,677
5 24,377 26,631 29,100 31,792 34,727 37,942 41,450 45,282 49,471 54,324 59,348
6 25,085 27,405 29,942 32,711 35,733 39,041 42,653 46,597 50,906 55,899 61,067
7 25,812 28,200 30,810 33,658 36,770 40,174 43,890 47,946 52,380 57,520 62,840
8 26,560 29,018 31,704 34,639 37,836 41,338 45,162 49,335 53,902 59,191 64,663
9 27,333 29,861 32,622 35,640 38,932 42,537 46,474 50,766 55,466 60,904 66,538
10 28,122 30,725 33,568 36,674 40,062 43,770 47,821 52,239 57,077 62,671 68,468
11 28,936 31,617 34,542 37,740 41,225 45,040 49,206 53,754 58,729 64,490 70,452
12 29,780 32,534 35,544 38,833 42,421 46,345 50,633 55,313 60,432 66,360 72,495
13 30,642 33,475 36,575 39,959 43,650 47,690 52,102 56,917 62,184 68,284 74,600
14 31,531 34,449 37,635 41,115 44,915 49,074 53,613 58,566 63,989 70,265 76,766
15 32,443 35,448 38,726 42,309 46,219 50,494 55,169 60,265 65,843 72,303 78,989
16 33,387 36,475 39,851 43,535 47,560 51,960 56,769 62,014 67,754 74,401 81,279
17 34,353 37,534 41,007 44,797 48,938 53,466 58,416 63,811 69,716 76,559 83,638
18 35,349 38,620 42,194 46,096 50,357 55,019 60,109 65,661 71,741 78,777 86,064
19 36,376 39,741 43,417 47,433 51,815 56,614 61,853 67,566 73,818 81,063 88,559
20 37,430 40,894 44,677 48,808 53,319 58,254 63,647 69,525 75,959 83,412 91,129
21 38,515 42,078 45,974 50,226 54,863 59,942 65,492 71,542 78,164 85,830 93,771
22 39,633 43,300 47,308 51,682 56,457 61,681 67,391 73,617 80,430 88,320 96,491
23 40,782 44,556 48,678 53,183 58,091 63,472 69,346 75,751 82,765 90,884 99,289
24 41,965 45,850 50,091 54,725 59,775 65,313 71,358 77,950 85,164 93,520 102,170
25 43,184 47,178 51,543 56,311 61,510 67,208 73,428 80,210 87,635 96,233 105,133
26 44,435 48,548 53,038 57,945 63,293 69,158 75,558 82,535 90,178 99,023 108,183
27 45,723 49,955 54,577 59,624 65,130 71,162 77,750 84,928 92,795 101,893 111,320
28 47,049 51,404 56,160 61,353 67,018 73,227 80,006 87,392 95,485 104,848 114,547
29 48,413 52,896 57,789 63,132 68,962 75,351 82,328 89,926 98,255 107,889 117,869
30 49,818 54,432 59,465 64,963 70,962 77,538 84,719 92,534 101,103 111,020 121,287
31 51,263 56,013 61,190 66,847 73,021 79,788 87,176 95,218 104,035 114,241 124,804
32 52,750 57,638 62,965 68,786 75,139 82,103 89,704 97,980 107,052 117,555 128,424
33 54,280 59,310 64,791 70,781 77,318 84,485 92,305 100,822 110,156 120,965 132,149

Steps 1 and 2 are reserved and are not in use for placement purposes. Salary caps apply for new hires. The salary scale above is based on 250 days, 7.5 hours per day, for a total of 1,875 hours of work.

To determine your annual salary if you work less than 250 days per year, but work a 7.5 hour day:

  1. Divide the annual salary shown above for your grade and step by 250 to get your daily rate.
  2. Multiply that daily rate by the number of days you are scheduled to work and that will be your annual salary.

To determine your annual salary if you work less than 250 days per year and less than a 7.5 hour day:

  1. Divide the annual salary shown above for your grade and step by 1,875 to get your hourly rate.
  2. Multiply that hourly rate by the number of hours per day that you will work to get your daily rate.
  3. Multiply that daily rate by the number of days you are scheduled to work and that will be your annual salary.

Issue Date: June 2020

Extracurricular Pay Rates

2022-23

Principals have the discretion in determining which level to use based on the time and effort required of the sponsor(s). For specific information, contact your school Finance Specialist.

Elementary Schools

Position Rate
SCA (Student Council) $917
Robotics $917

Middle Schools

Position Rate
Academic Club, Level 1 $823
Academic Club, Level 2 $1,096
Athletic Coordinator $5,492
Baseball, Head $2,291
Basketball, Head $2,291
Basketball, Assistant $2,291
Cheerleader $2,291
Football, Head $2,613
Football, Assistant $1,832
Intramurals $1,049
Robotics $1,049
Soccer, Head $2,291
Softball $2,291
Track, Head $2,291
Track, Assistant $1,832
Volleyball $2,291
Wrestling $2,291
Yearbook $1,374

Specialty Programs

Position Rate
Middle School IB Program $7,882
Lead Teacher Mentor Up to $900
Beginning Teacher Mentor Up to $700

High Schools

Position Rate
Academic Club, Level 1 $945
Academic Club, Level 2 $1,422
Academic Club, Level 3 $1,895
Activity Supervisor $6,546
Athletic Trainer $7,701
Band $2,745
Band Assistant $1,606
Baseball, Head $4,102
Baseball, Assistant $2,681
Basketball, Head $5,536
Basketball, Assistant $3,603
Cheerleader $4,579
Choral Director $2,745
Choral Assistant $1,606
Crew, Head $3,784
Crew, Assistant $2,463
Cross Country $3,780
Debate $2,288
Dramatics $2,748
Drill/Dance Team $2,748
Educator Rising (HS Only) $577
Field Hockey, Head $4,102
Field Hockey, Assistant $2,666
Football, Head $8,135
Football, Assistant $5,782
Forensics $2,288
Golf $2,579
Gymnastics $3,681
Indoor Track $3,787
Lacrosse, Head $4,102
Lacrosse, Assistant $2,666
Literary Magazine $2,288
Marching Band $3,431
Marching Band, Assistant $1,832
Newspaper $4,579
Orchestra $2,745
Robotics $1,374
SCA (Student Council) $4,579
Science Instructional Safety Liaison $1,122
Soccer, Head $4,102
Soccer, Assistant $2,666
Softball, Head $4,102
Softball, Assistant $2,681
Swimming, Head $4,568
Swimming, Assistant $2,977
Tennis $3,383
Track, Head $3,787
Track, Assistant $2,462
Volleyball, Head $4,080
Volleyball, Assistant $2,745
Wrestling, Head $4,568
Wrestling, Assistant $2,976
Yearbook $4,579

2021-22

Principals have the discretion in determining which level to use based on the time and effort required of the sponsor(s). For specific information, contact your school Finance Specialist.

Elementary Schools

Position Rate
SCA (Student Council) $857
Robotics $857

Middle Schools

Position Rate
Academic Club, Level 1 $769
Academic Club, Level 2 $1,024
Athletic Coordinator $5,133
Baseball, Head $2,141
Basketball, Head $2,141
Basketball, Assistant $2,141
Cheerleader $2,141
Football, Head $2,442
Football, Assistant $1,712
Intramurals $980
Robotics $980
Soccer, Head $2,141
Softball $2,141
Track, Head $2,141
Track, Assistant $1,712
Volleyball $2,141
Wrestling $2,141
Yearbook $1,284

Specialty Programs

Position Rate
Middle School IB Program $7,366
Lead Teacher Mentor $900
Beginning Teacher Mentor $700

High Schools

Position Rate
Academic Club, Level 1 $883
Academic Club, Level 2 $1,329
Academic Club, Level 3 $1,771
Activity Supervisor $6,118
Athletic Trainer $7,701
Band $2,565
Band Assistant $1,501
Baseball, Head $3,834
Baseball, Assistant $2,506
Basketball, Head $5,174
Basketball, Assistant $3,367
Cheerleader $4,279
Choral Director $2,565
Choral Assistant $1,501
Crew, Head $3,536
Crew, Assistant $2,302
Cross Country $3,533
Debate $2,138
Dramatics $2,568
Drill/Dance Team $2,568
Educator Rising (HS Only) $539
Field Hockey, Head $3,834
Field Hockey, Assistant $2,499
Football, Head $7,603
Football, Assistant $5,404
Forensics $2,138
Golf $2,410
Gymnastics $3,440
Indoor Track $3,539
Lacrosse, Head $3,834
Lacrosse, Assistant $2,492
Literary Magazine $2,138
Marching Band $3,207
Marching Band, Assistant $1,712
Newspaper $4,279
Orchestra $2,565
Robotics $1,284
SCA (Student Council) $4,279
Science Instructional Safety Liaison $1,048
Soccer, Head $3,834
Soccer, Assistant $4,292
Softball, Head $3,834
Softball, Assistant $2,506
Swimming, Head $4,269
Swimming, Assistant $2,782
Tennis $3,162
Track, Head $3,539
Track, Assistant $2,301
Volleyball, Head $3,813
Volleyball, Assistant $2,565
Wrestling, Head $4,269
Wrestling, Assistant $2,781
Yearbook $4,279

Standards of Accreditation (SOA) Payments

2021-22

The Virginia Standards of Accreditation (8VA20-131-240) require school divisions to compensate middle and high school teachers whose student counts exceed stated weekly limits. Those limits are 200 students for music and physical education teachers and 150 for non-music and non-physical education teachers. The chart represents the combined compensation for first and second semester.

Middle and High School Music and Physical Education Teachers

Student Count Range Payment for Year
201-250 $1,500
251-300 $3,000
301-350 $4,500
341-400 $6,000

Middle and High School Non-Music and Non-Physical Education Teachers

Student Count Range Payment for Year
151-188 $1,500
189-225 $3,000
226-263 $4,500
264-300 $6,000

Eligibility for first semester compensation will be determined by averaging the teacher-student count totals from first quarter (October 29, 2021) with totals from second quarter (January 14, 2022). The anticipated date for payout for the first semester is February 15, 2022.

Calculations for the second semester will be determined by averaging teacher-student count totals from third quarter (March 4, 2022) with totals from fourth quarter (April 18, 2022). The anticipated payout date for the second semester is June 15, 2022.

Teachers teaching a sixth section are eligible for additional compensation if their student count totals exceed 240 students for music and physical education, and 180 students for non-music and non-physical education teachers.

For more information, please contact Emily Flamenco at flamenen@pwcs.edu or 703-791-8776.