• Teacher Compensation

    At Uplift, you can ‘earn more faster’ through access to multiple opportunities to increase your take-home pay.

    Base Pay with Tenure

    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 2021-22 school year.

    High Needs Stipend

    We also offer additional stipends to teachers in high needs subjects as designated by the state. 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
    Bonus Program

    We’re excited to be able to issue reward bonuses for strong performance and meaningful contributions in our organization.

    Performance Bonus

    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.

    Tenure Bonus

    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.

    Teacher Incentive Allotment Bonus

    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

    Chart illustrating levels of TIA Bonus