Do your own unbiased comparison and decide for yourself. It's easy to do.
Step 1: Pick some comparison points to use. Use your own salary placement (step and number of credits) as well as a few others that may be of interest to you (for example, a beginning teacher with 30 credits, a teacher with five years and 45 semester credits, you decide.)
Step 2: Look at what the YCJUSD salary is for these steps. Here is the link to YCJUSD's current salary schedule:
YCJUSD Salary Schedule
Step 3: Take a look at the ACTUAL salary schedules for some local districts. You can do this by visiting the district's websites or by calling their personnel departments. For your convenience, here are links to many local districts that have current, up-to-date salary information on the web: (please note, Adobe Acrobat required to view most of these schedules):
When you look at the other district websites, it is important to remember that not all districts use the same number of units for column placement (ie: Yucaipa uses increments of 15 units but some other districts use a different number) so be sure and look at the appropriate column.
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