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Contract 2023: Pay increases

2022 Sept. 14, 2022

3% raise (first raise)

2023‑24 Sept. 25, 2023

$3,000 ratification bonus for Q-Bank employees (pedagogues & paras) issued via supplemental check*

Sept. 28, 2023 $3,000 ratification bonus for H-Bank employees and nurses/audiologists/therapists issued via supplemental check*
Sept. 29, 2023

•The Sept. 14, 2022, raise will be reflected in paychecks for Q-bank and H-bank employees (for pay periods Sept. 16, 2023, and Sept. 14, 2023, respectively) except for therapists, school nurses, audiologists and supervisors of nurses and therapists
• One-year retro payment for active Q-Bank & H-Bank employees

Oct. 4, 2023 Ratification bonus for F-status employees 
Oct. 13, 2023

• The Sept. 14, 2022, raise will be reflected in paychecks for in-service nurses/audiologists/therapists for the pay period beginning Sept. 24, 2023
• One-year retro payment for active nurse/audiologists/therapists

Oct. 18, 2023 The Sept. 14, 2022, raise will be reflected in paychecks for per diem employees for the pay period beginning Sept. 14, 2023
Oct. 27, 2023 One-year retroactive payments for inactive H-bank employees and nurses/audiologists/therapists will be issued
Oct. 30, 2023 One-year retroactive payments for inactive Q-bank employees will be issued
Nov. 1, 2023

• One-year retro payments issued for per-session work 
• The Sept. 14, 2022 raise for per-session work will be reflected in paychecks for the pay period beginning Sept. 28, 2023

Dec. 22, 2023 Uniform allowance increase (for members who receive them) 
Jan. 18, 2024

3% raise (second raise)

Feb. 2, 2024
  • 3% raise reflected in paychecks for H & Z bank employees
  • Uniform allowance arrears for applicable members
Feb. 15, 2024 3% raise reflected in paychecks for pedagogues, paraprofessionals and substitute paraprofessionals
Feb. 16, 2024 3% raise reflected in paychecks for per diem and per session pedagogues
May 1, 2024

$400 bonus**

2024-25 Jan. 18, 2025

3% raise (third raise)

May 1, 2025 $700 bonus**
2025-26 Sept. 14, 2025 3.25% raise (fourth raise)
May 1, 2026 $1,000 annual bonus**
2026-27 Sept. 14, 2026 3.5% raise (fifth raise)
May 1, 2027 $1,035 annual bonus**

Contract term: Five years, 2 months and 15 days
Sept. 14, 2022 to Nov. 28, 2027

*The ratification bonus for those who resigned or retired after June 27, 2023 will be issued on the same dates listed for active employees.
**The annual bonus will be issued every year on May 1 in perpetuity and will rise with collective bargaining increases. Annual retention bonuses will be paid via supplemental check. 

  • Annual raises of 3%, 3%, 3%, 3.25% and 3.5% percent.
  • Ratification bonus of $3,000
  • Annual bonuses of $400 on May 1, 2024; $700 on May 1, 2025; $1,000 on May 1, 2026; and $1,035 on May 1, 2027.
    This annual bonus will then be paid every year on May 1 in perpetuity to all UFT-represented employees. The bonus will go up with collective bargaining increases. 
  • Retroactive pay will range from $853 to just over $4,000 depending on the job title.
    With the annual bonuses, the compounded value over the length of the agreement ranges from 17.58% to 20.42%

Check our FAQs for more details about the pay increases. 

Teachers:

  • The new top salary for the most experienced teachers will be $151,271, including the bonus, by the end of the proposed contract.
  • The proposed contract also cuts in half — from 15 to eight years — the length of time it takes most teachers to reach a salary of $100,000.
  • The starting salary for new teachers will be $72,349, including the bonus, by the end of the proposed agreement, up from $61,070.
  • The average teacher will get around $3,000 in retroactive pay.

Paraprofessionals:

  • The top salary for paraprofessionals will be $56,761, including the annual bonus.
  • The average paraprofessional will receive around $1,200 in retroactive pay in September.
  • See more information about pay increases for paraprofessionals.