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Austin ISD Trustees Approve Pay Raises

Effective the 2023-24 School Year for Benefits Eligible Employees.

Join a team of incredible educators supporting 74,000 diverse students in Austin’s home for inclusive learning!

  • $4 per hour flat raise for all classified employees, bringing the minimum hourly rate to $20/hour
  • 7% increase for Teachers, Librarians, Counselors, Instructional Coaches, and other Special Education-related services
  • 5% increase for Administrative Professionals AP1–AP12 (up to high school principals and directors) and 3% increase for AP13–16 (executive directors and above) based on midpoint
  • 20% increased based salary for Licensed Specialists in School Psychology(LSSPs)and Ed Diagnosticians
  • Increased stipends for Bilingual and Special Education staff to $7,000 each, with an expansion of which positions qualify
  • $3500 Bilingual Stipends for other qualifying positions

Click here to see our 2023-2024 Draft Salary Scale.

2023-2024 Stipends and Sign-on Bonuses


2023-24 Stipends

  • Bilingual Stipend
    $7,000 a year for Bilingual classroom teachers

  • Special Education Stipend
    $7,000 a year for Special Education classroom teachers

  • Advanced Degree Teacher Stipend
    $1,000 for teachers who hold a master's degree or higher. 

  • National Board Certified Teacher Stipend
    Stipends for National Board Certified classroom teachers, counselors, and librarians

Sign-on Bonuses

  • $3,000 bonus for newly hired Special Education classroom teachers
  • $1,000 bonus for newly hired Special Education teacher assistants
  • $1,500 bonus for newly hired bilingual classroom teachers
  • $3,000 bonus for newly hired Educational Diagnosticians, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Licensed Specialists in School Psychology, and Speech Language Pathologists


See the Compensation Manual for current school year stipends and additional information on stipend eligibility.

A Comprehensive Compensation Package that supports you!

Professional Pathways for Teachers and Leadership Pathways (PPfT)

PPfT gives teachers the opportunity to add permanent increases to their base salary by completing their own professional learning goals! PPfT blends appraisal, compensation, leadership pathways and professional development, and allows teachers to choose a pathway that best suits their needs and aspirations. Learn more on the PPfT page!

Health and Wellbeing Benefits

The district offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees and their families so that they are empowered to live healthy, balanced and fulfilling lives. We offer wellbeing incentives, employee assistance programs, and discounts to local health and wellness vendors in the area. Learn more on our Benefits & Leave page.

Unique Incentives

Compensation and Incentives

From salaries to stipends, from healthcare to childcare, we are making an investment in our educators and staff. We're ensuring that when you call AISD your home, you're well taken care of in and out of the classroom.

Compensation and Salary

We're exploring multiple options for a comprehensive compensation package for the 2023-24 school year that benefits our employees. Our top priority is providing raises for all regular staff.

AISD values its employees and works hard to make sure they are appropriately compensated. We are setting the standard in Central Texas with our comprehensive compensation and benefits package. 

Click here to see our 2022-2023 Compensation Manual.

How much can you make as a first year teacher in AISD?

We've built our teacher compensation structure so that you're in control of your pay. Through stipend opportunities, sign-on bonuses, and our PPfT Compensation program, the base salary for AISD teachers is just the beginning.

Click here to check it out!