Salary Scale for Full-Time Teachers of Parochial Day Schools
A first-year teacher with a college degree would make between $22,000 and $24,000 as a full-time parochial day school teacher within the Archdiocesan school system, according to a recommended salary scale published by the Archdiocese.  

With ten years' experience, a teacher with a B.A. or B.S. would make between $26,500 and $28,500 -- an increase of $4,500. A teacher who has a master's degree could make $31,500 after ten years of teaching parochial school. Salaries of teachers serving for more than ten years are "adjusted accordingly."

The salary scale, distributed by the Archdiocese's Office of Education, represents "minimal figures," the Chancellor's office said in a letter to Parish Council and School Board members. Actual salaries should also "take into account the cost of living for the area the school is located in," the letter stated.

See also:

The Task of the Greek Orthodox
in America,
an essay by Fr. Demetrios J.

Tomorrow's Philhellenes,
an interview/article
by Nancy Biska

Struggle of the Greek Language,

an essay by Nina Gatzoulis

Coming soon: An HCS Survey
on Greek Language Education!
A teacher does not have to start from scratch if he or she changes to another school. Rather, years of experience can be accumulated at more than one school within the Archdiocese system. The Archdiocese also "strongly recommends" that schools offer health insurance coverage.
The salary scale also provides recommended amounts of compensation for part-timers who teach Greek afternoon school classes. The suggested compensation is $25-$35 per teaching hour. As a standard school year is 40 weeks, an afternoon teacher who teaches two hours a day for five days a week could expect to receive between $10,000 and $14,000 annually. The salary scale provides for additional money to cover special school programs and activities, as well as travel expenses (gas and tolls), but does not mention compensation for preparation time outside the classroom. (Source: GOA Office of Education)

-- Robert Herschbach