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MISD prioritizes teacher compensation and benefits

This raise continues the district’s commitment to supporting teachers by increasing all teacher salaries across the board. Starting teacher pay has increased nearly 10% since the 2019-20 school year, when starting teacher pay increased to $53,500.
(Source: Midland ISD)
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Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 10:50 AM CDT
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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - The Midland ISD Board of Trustees has approved the 2022-23 teacher salary schedule, which includes an increase in pay for first-year teachers to $58,500, up from last year’s starting pay of $57,500. The pay increase was a part of the district’s 2022-23 Compensation Manual, which was approved at a budget workshop earlier this month.

This raise continues the district’s commitment to supporting teachers by increasing all teacher salaries across the board. Starting teacher pay has increased nearly 10% since the 2019-20 school year, when starting teacher pay increased to $53,500.

“MISD will continue to offer the highest teacher pay package in West Texas,” said Woodrow Bailey, Chief of Human Capital Management. “Providing competitive compensation is critical as we work tirelessly to recruit and retain the top teaching talent for our students.”

Included in the 2022-23 budget proposal, the MISD Board is also expected to approve a $1,000 annual incentive bonus for all employees. Therefore, a beginning teacher in MISD will earn at least $59,500 next year. In addition, the district offers a 100% employer-funded health insurance plan that secures the district’s total compensation package as the most attractive in the area.

Other highlights of the compensation manual include an increase in the minimum hourly rate for all support staff to $13.50/hour. Additionally, all staff will receive a 2%-of-midpoint raise.

“In the face of rising costs for all families, this board understands the importance of responsibly supporting the hard-working staff of Midland ISD,” said School Board President Bryan Murry. “From teaching our students to maintaining our buildings, each of them play a critical role in the success of our district.”

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