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IMPACTplus


IMPACTplus is the groundbreaking performance-based compensation system for Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU) members.

We feel it is essential to demonstrate – in the boldest way possible – how much we value the work teachers do. We are proud that outstanding DCPS educators are now being paid what they deserve. We recognize that teachers do not go into the profession for the money. But at DCPS, we believe that great teachers deserve to be compensated like the professionals they are.

Any WTU member who earns an IMPACT rating of Highly Effective is eligible for IMPACTplus. IMPACTplus has two parts: an annual bonus after one year of being rated Highly Effective and an increase in base salary after two consecutive years of being rated Highly Effective.

Highly Effective teachers can earn up to $25,000 in annual bonuses and see increases in their base salary of up to $27,000.

IMPACTplus was recently featured on the front page of the New York Times – click here to read what they had to say about our approach.

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Base Salary


Year of Full Time Teaching Experience

Step

BA

BA +15 Credits

MA or BA +30 Credits

MA + 30 Credits

PhD or MA + 60 Credits

1

1

$51,539

$53,256

$54,975

$56,693

$60,128

2

2

$51,716

$54,099

$56,242

$58,699

$61,158

3

3

$52,777

$55,210

$58,699

$61,158

$63,611

4

4

$54,725

$57,147

$61,158

$63,611

$66,078

5

5

$56,655

$59,087

$63,611

$66,078

$68,537

6

6

$58,599

$61,032

$66,078

$68,537

$70,997

7

7

$61,068

$63,496

$69,132

$71,581

$75,045

8

8

$63,517

$65,957

$72,171

$74,640

$77,101

9

9

$65,985

$68,414

$75,232

$77,687

$80,147

10

10

$68,431

$70,879

$78,273

$80,729

$83,199

11

11

$70,891

$73,325

$81,335

$83,774

$86,236

12

12

$75,816

$78,261

$87,431

$89,887

$92,613

13

14

15

16

13

$81,724

$86,613

$95,366

$97,873

$101,066

17

Longevity 1

-

-

$96,460

$98,967

$102,160

18

19

Longevity 2

-

-

$98,285

$100,792

$103,985

20

21+

Longevity 3

-

-

$100,839

$103,347

$106,540 

Benefits

All full-time staff members are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Health Insurance
    • HMO (Aetna, Kaiser Permanente, or United HealthCare)
    • PPO (Aetna)
    • POS (United HealthCare)
  • Dental and Optical Insurance (Plans provided by the Washington Teachers’ Union)

  • Other Insurance
    • Basic Life Insurance
    • Supplemental Life Insurance
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability Insurance
    • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Other Benefits
    • Teacher’s Retirement Plan
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (for dependent care & health care)
    • 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuities
    • DC Teachers Federal Credit Union
    • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
    • Loan Cancellation or Deferment
    • AT&T Discount Program for District of Columbia Employees
    • Employer Assisted Housing Program (Up to $11,500 for first-time homebuyers in DC)
    • HUD Good Neighbor Next Door Program (50% off the list price for HUD homes)
    • Discounted memberships to Washington Sports Clubs

Please visit the DCPS Human Resources page for additional information.

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