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All teacher salary schedules can be found in the contract or on the UFT website. Check that you have been given credit for all the educational credits you’ve earned and all the experience you have. Note that you may be able to get salary credit for teaching experience elsewhere or other relevant experience. However, longevities apply only to service in New York City public schools. You may be able to increase your salary by taking courses through the UFT Teacher Center. 

If you believe you are being improperly paid, you should call a salary representative in your UFT borough office. If necessary, a salary grievance will be filed on your behalf.

Teachers are paid twice a month, on the 16th and the 30th, by check at your school or by direct deposit. All newly hired employees are supposed to be paid through direct deposit. We encourage you to enroll in direct deposit. If, when you start working, there is a delay in placing you on the payroll, you can apply for an emergency check for each missed pay period to tide you over. You may also be able to collect interest on delayed paychecks or raises for which you have made proper application.

See what the contract says about salary in Article 3 and Appendix A.

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