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Teacher yearly salaries in the United States at Chicago Public Schools

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United States
Average salary
Above national average
Average $67,656
Low $32,000
High $116,000

Salary estimated from 252 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months. Last updated: May 17, 2023

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Cps - mixed bag

I’m a newer teacher and I love the school I am at as well as the kids. That said - I have massive issues with the way CPS is run. The HR department is absolutely incompetent. Pay for picking up extra classes is often delayed. Nobody goes over the contract with you, so you have to read it all yourself and the fine print is wildly confusing. You ask questions and nobody seems to know what’s going on. As a sub it took me almost 3 months to get onboarded. Secondly - base pay is good while benefits are mid leaning towards terrible. Insurance is very good but what people don’t realize is that the “tier 2” pension is one of the worst hedges you can make ever for any teacher after 2011. To receive retirement benefits you have to work at CPS for 10 years and it takes out 9% per paycheck. On top of that You don’t pay into social security - so if you leave early all the money comes back to with 0 interest. You pretty much need to decide within 2 years whether you’re in it for the long haul or you could potentially goof your retirement up so bad you’re working in a Walmart at the age of 70. Also…a fun kicker is wondering if politicians will simply absolve the pension completely.
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Have to be passionate

In order to enjoy working in cps you really have to be a passionate teacher. Administration and management depends on school and principal but the district in general is fine! Great benefits and good pay in comparison to other districts.
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Hardworking staff held back by bureaucracy

There are many benefits to working within CPS but those are held back by dealing with their lack of reliable HR and support. It’s not terrible but sometimes the pipeline is a slog to work with
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How much does a Teacher make at Chicago Public Schools in the United States?

Average Chicago Public Schools Teacher yearly pay in the United States is approximately $67,656, which is 45% above the national average.

Salary information comes from 871 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

Please note that all salary figures are approximations based upon third party submissions to Indeed. These figures are given to the Indeed users for the purpose of generalized comparison only. Minimum wage may differ by jurisdiction and you should consult the employer for actual salary figures.

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