Polk County Florida Teacher salaries 

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Polk County Teacher’s Starting Salary for the 2022 to 2023 school year is $45,172 for a beginning teacher with a bachelor’s degree and no experience. With a master’s degree, $47,353. And With a Doctorate, it’s $48,392. In addition, the district reported that it would provide state-mandated performance pay.

Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Daven Pork, Haines City, Lake Wales, Auburndale, Polk City, Mulberry, Frostproof, Lake Alfred, and Fort Meade are part of Polk County and follow this Salary Schedule.

The Teachers with one year or less than 8 years of experience got a Small (less than 5% raise) above the new minimum. New and experienced teachers will get a raise once they hit 9 years of experience. The new salary system will compensate them based on their highest degree earned; in addition to the base, all teachers can supplement their pay by coaching or teaching in low-level or specialized schools. Please see below the pay scales per degree. 

Master’s Degree

The Polk County School District will pay you $2,181 annually for a Master’s Degree; this results in $67,611 over a 30 Year Career of Additional income. Depending on the cost of your Master this will or won’t make it a good choice to get your Master’s when planning to work in Polk as a teacher. A regionally accredited university must have awarded the Degree. Check out the full Pay Schedule Below.

Doctorate Degree: 

The Polk County School District will pay you $3,220 annually for a Doctorate. This results in $99,820 over a 30 Year Career of Additional income. This makes it NOT worth getting your Doctorate when planning to work in Polk County as a teacher because 3,220 a year will most likely not pay for the cost of a doctorate and is definitely not worth the stress( This is just my opinion). An employee with a master’s Degree and a Doctorate or equivalent degree shall receive the Doctorate differential only. A regionally accredited university must have awarded a degree. Add this to the scale below

Polk County Teacher Salary with a Bachelor’s Degree Chart:

Years of

Annual

Social Security

 

Health

Total

Expirance

Base Salary

& Medicare

Retirement

Insurance

Compensation

0

$45,172.00

$3,455.66

$4,750.00

$8,104.80

$61,482.46

1

$45,172.00

$3,455.66

$4,750.00

$8,104.80

$53,377.66

2

$45,172.00

$3,455.66

$4,750.00

$8,104.80

$53,377.66

3

$45,172.00

$3,455.66

$4,517.20

$8,104.80

$53,144.86

4

$45,172.00

$3,455.66

$4,517.20

$8,104.80

$53,144.86

5

$45,172.00

$3,455.66

$4,517.20

$8,104.80

$53,144.86

6

$45,172.00

$3,455.66

$4,517.20

$8,104.80

$53,144.86

7

$45,172.00

$3,455.66

$4,517.20

$8,104.80

$53,144.86

8

$45,172.00

$3,455.66

$4,517.20

$8,104.80

$53,144.86

9

$46,072.00

$3,524.51

$4,607.20

$8,104.80

$54,203.71

10

$46,372.00

$3,547.46

$4,637.20

$8,104.80

$54,556.66

11

$47,272.00

$3,616.31

$4,727.20

$8,104.80

$55,615.51

12

$47,572.00

$3,639.26

$4,757.20

$8,104.80

$55,968.46

13

$48,172.00

$3,685.16

$4,817.20

$8,104.80

$56,674.36

14

$48,772.00

$3,731.06

$4,877.20

$8,104.80

$57,380.26

15

$49,372.00

$3,776.96

$4,937.20

$8,104.80

$58,086.16

16

$49,972.00

$3,822.86

$4,997.20

$8,104.80

$58,792.06

17

$50,953.00

$3,897.90

$5,095.30

$8,104.80

$59,946.20

18

$51,553.00

$3,943.80

$5,155.30

$8,104.80

$60,652.10

19

$51,772.00

$3,960.56

$5,177.20

$8,104.80

$60,909.76

20

$52,372.00

$4,006.46

$5,237.20

$8,104.80

$61,615.66

21

$52,972.00

$4,052.36

$5,297.20

$8,104.80

$62,321.56

22

$53,572.00

$4,098.26

$5,357.20

$8,104.80

$63,027.46

23

$54,572.00

$4,174.76

$5,457.20

$8,104.80

$64,203.96

24

$54,772.00

$4,190.06

$5,477.20

$8,104.80

$64,439.26

25

$55,372.00

$4,235.96

$5,537.20

$8,104.80

$65,145.16

26

$56,872.00

$4,350.71

$5,687.20

$8,104.80

$66,909.91

27

$58,072.00

$4,442.51

$5,807.20

$8,104.80

$68,321.71

28

$59,272.00

$4,534.31

$5,927.20

$8,104.80

$69,733.51

29

$61,972.00

$4,740.86

$6,197.20

$8,104.80

$72,910.06

30

$64,072.00

$4,901.51

$6,407.20

$8,104.80

$75,380.71

Polk County Teacher Salary with a Master’s Degree Chart:

Years of

Annual

Social Security

  

Total

Expirance

Base Salary

& Medicare

Retirement

 

Compensation

0

$47,353.00

$3,622.80

$4,010.33

$8,104.80

$54,986.13

1

$47,353.00

$3,622.80

$4,010.33

$8,104.80

$54,986.13

2

$47,353.00

$3,622.80

$4,010.33

$8,104.80

$54,986.13

3

$47,353.00

$3,622.80

$4,010.33

$8,104.80

$54,986.13

4

$47,353.00

$3,622.80

$4,010.33

$8,104.80

$54,986.13

5

$47,353.00

$3,622.80

$4,010.33

$8,104.80

$54,986.13

6

$47,353.00

$3,622.80

$4,010.33

$8,104.80

$54,986.13

7

$47,353.00

$3,622.80

$4,010.33

$8,104.80

$54,986.13

8

$47,353.00

$3,622.80

$4,010.33

$8,104.80

$54,986.13

9

$48,253.00

$3,691.65

$4,086.55

$8,104.80

$56,031.20

10

$48,553.00

$3,714.60

$4,111.96

$8,104.80

$56,379.56

11

$49,453.00

$3,783.46

$4,188.18

$8,104.80

$57,424.64

12

$49,753.00

$3,806.41

$4,213.59

$8,104.80

$57,773.00

13

$50,353.00

$3,852.31

$4,264.40

$8,104.80

$58,469.72

14

$50,953.00

$3,898.22

$4,315.22

$8,104.80

$59,166.43

15

$51,553.00

$3,944.12

$4,366.03

$8,104.80

$59,863.15

16

$52,153.00

$3,990.03

$4,416.84

$8,104.80

$60,559.87

17

$53,134.00

$4,065.08

$4,499.93

$8,104.80

$61,699.00

18

$53,734.00

$4,110.98

$4,550.74

$8,104.80

$62,395.72

19

$53,953.00

$4,127.74

$4,569.29

$8,104.80

$62,650.02

20

$54,553.00

$4,173.64

$4,620.10

$8,104.80

$63,346.74

21

$55,153.00

$4,219.54

$4,670.91

$8,104.80

$64,043.46

22

$55,753.00

$4,265.45

$4,721.73

$8,104.80

$64,740.18

23

$56,753.00

$4,341.95

$4,806.42

$8,104.80

$65,901.37

24

$56,953.00

$4,357.25

$4,823.36

$8,104.80

$66,133.61

25

$57,553.00

$4,403.16

$4,874.17

$8,104.80

$66,830.33

26

$59,053.00

$4,517.92

$5,001.21

$8,104.80

$68,572.12

27

$60,253.00

$4,609.73

$5,102.83

$8,104.80

$69,965.56

28

$61,453.00

$4,701.53

$5,204.46

$8,104.80

$71,359.00

29

$64,153.00

$4,908.10

$5,433.13

$8,104.80

$74,494.23

30

$66,253.00

$5,068.76

$5,610.98

$8,104.80

$76,932.74

Polk County Teacher Salary with a Doctorate Chart:

Years of

Annual

Social Security

  

Total

Expirance

Base Salary

& Medicare

Retirement

 

Compensation

0

$48,392.00

$3,702.29

$4,098.32

$8,104.80

$56,192.61

1

$48,392.00

$3,702.29

$4,098.32

$8,104.80

$56,192.61

2

$48,392.00

$3,702.29

$4,098.32

$8,104.80

$56,192.61

3

$48,392.00

$3,702.29

$4,098.32

$8,104.80

$56,192.61

4

$48,392.00

$3,702.29

$4,098.32

$8,104.80

$56,192.61

5

$48,392.00

$3,702.29

$4,098.32

$8,104.80

$56,192.61

6

$48,392.00

$3,702.29

$4,098.32

$8,104.80

$56,192.61

7

$48,392.00

$3,702.29

$4,098.32

$8,104.80

$56,192.61

8

$48,392.00

$3,702.29

$4,098.32

$8,104.80

$56,192.61

9

$49,292.00

$3,771.14

$4,174.55

$8,104.80

$57,237.69

10

$49,592.00

$3,794.09

$4,199.95

$8,104.80

$57,586.05

11

$50,492.00

$3,862.95

$4,276.17

$8,104.80

$58,631.12

12

$50,792.00

$3,885.90

$4,301.58

$8,104.80

$58,979.48

13

$51,392.00

$3,931.80

$4,352.40

$8,104.80

$59,676.20

14

$51,992.00

$3,977.71

$4,403.21

$8,104.80

$60,372.92

15

$52,592.00

$4,023.61

$4,454.02

$8,104.80

$61,069.64

16

$53,192.00

$4,069.52

$4,504.84

$8,104.80

$61,766.35

17

$54,173.00

$4,144.57

$4,587.92

$8,104.80

$62,905.49

18

$54,773.00

$4,190.47

$4,638.73

$8,104.80

$63,602.20

19

$54,992.00

$4,207.23

$4,657.28

$8,104.80

$63,856.51

20

$55,592.00

$4,253.13

$4,708.09

$8,104.80

$64,553.22

21

$56,192.00

$4,299.03

$4,758.91

$8,104.80

$65,249.94

22

$56,792.00

$4,344.94

$4,809.72

$8,104.80

$65,946.66

23

$57,792.00

$4,421.44

$4,894.41

$8,104.80

$67,107.86

24

$57,992.00

$4,436.74

$4,911.35

$8,104.80

$67,340.10

25

$58,592.00

$4,482.65

$4,962.16

$8,104.80

$68,036.81

26

$60,092.00

$4,597.41

$5,089.20

$8,104.80

$69,778.61

27

$61,292.00

$4,689.22

$5,190.83

$8,104.80

$71,172.04

28

$62,492.00

$4,781.02

$5,292.46

$8,104.80

$72,565.48

29

$65,192.00

$4,987.59

$5,521.12

$8,104.80

$75,700.71

30

$67,292.00

$5,148.25

$5,698.97

$8,104.80

$78,139.22

Source: Polk County School District Website   

Conclusion

Polk County teachers are low-paid teachers compared to the rest of the Country; getting your Master’s or Doctorate will most likely cost you more than the raise you will get in the Polk School District

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