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how much is 35-40k a year?

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by eordonez, May 26, 2010.

  1. May 26, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    eordonez

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    I received an email from a cousin, she said Dallas School district needs international teachers that spoke english and have a university degree, apparently they offer around 35-40k a year and a 3 year work visa with the option to a full resident visa..

    im wondering if 35-40k a year is a good wage?
     
  2. May 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    TacoCat

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    Depends on how high cost of living is in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area is. I'm sure some of the Texas guys will be able to answer that question.
     
  3. May 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    Not sure about Dallas, but it would be really hard to live on that in SoCal.
     
  4. May 26, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    TacoCat

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    Same with the DC suburbs.
     
  5. May 26, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    Your take home prolly be around $700-$800.
     
  6. May 26, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    Probably not in Dallas....it's a decent wage where I live but cost of living is cheap. I couldn't live on that here though I have child support and a toy fetish!
     
  7. May 26, 2010 at 12:18 PM
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    there are 2080hours in a work year (52*40). so take 35000/2080=16.83/hour. Of course, this doesn't count all the holidays you get, spring break, christmas, thanksgiving, etc. time off you get. Also, in the dallas area, that's not a horrible salary either. depends on your quality of life and what you consider is "good".
     
  8. May 26, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    Also, I had heard that since teachers work for the state they don't have to pay taxes till the end of the year, but I am not sure.
     
  9. May 26, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    Truthfully, it all depends on your living style. Dallas is a reasonable place to live as compared to either coast. It is very comparable with KC as far as housing. No state taxes which is a bonus. As a teacher you could get a summer job as well...

    It is about $770 per week before taxes...not sure how taxes work on a visa though.
     
  10. May 26, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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  11. May 26, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    thanks for the input guys
     
  12. May 26, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    That sounds like a decent starting salary. Many school districts have built in steps and salary increases and it's likely that the salary grows substantially over time.
     
  13. May 26, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    I work for the state and they don't take social security from my pay which means I don't get to collect when I retire. I work at a school also and I'm in union. I believe you would have to pay union dues as well.
     
  14. May 26, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    I doubt there are many unions in TX. Down south unions aren't as common as the North. 35k-40k isn't bad. Thats about the same as starting teacher salaries here in GA. From what I understand the cost of living isn't too bad in Dallas. Very comparable to GA and the cost of living in GA is low. It always amazes me why anyone would live in a place where a 1,500 sq ft house costs $300k+.
     
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  16. May 26, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    LOL yeah.....every time I go down to the south to visit relatives........I get a little :annoyed::censored: when it comes to comparing houses.
     
  17. May 26, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    all interesting, i need to check on the application costs and all that stuff though....
     
  18. May 26, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    JimBeam

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    its more than i make a year...and i live comfortably...tho i have a strict budget to make things comfy
     
  19. May 26, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    same here......but.....south carolina does have one of the cheaper cost of living deals outta anywhere else.
     
  20. May 26, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    true...and i only pay $200/mo in rent :D
     
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