We think you’ll find Teach For America’s compensation and benefits package to be really impressive. It’s designed to help staff members meet their personal goals, whether related to health, finances, or providing for one's family.


We provide competitive compensation that is commensurate with your prior experience and position responsibilities. Yearly compensation increases are based on staff member’s contribution to the organization and changes in that contribution over time, the impact and scale of the role, and market factors.

Health Benefits

We offer comprehensive medical, vision, dental, and prescription drug coverage.

Flexible Spending Account

Eligible staff members may set aside pre-tax dollars in a healthcare flexible spending account and/or dependent care flexible spending account each year.

Retirement Plan

Eligible staff members may participate in Teach For America’s 403(b) plan from their first day of employment. Eligible staff members are offered matching 403(b) employer contributions after 12 months on staff. After meeting the 12 month eligibility requirement, Teach For America will match 100% of employee eligible contributions up to 5% of a staff member’s eligible gross earned salary in each fiscal year.

Life and Accident Insurance

Eligible staff members are offered $50,000 of basic life/accident insurance at no charge.

Paid Time Off

Eligible staff members receive generous paid time off:

  • Three weeks of accrued vacation
  • Paid winter break between the end of December and New Year's and 10 holidays
  • 10 sick days

Family and Parenting Benefits

Parental/caregiver leave:

  • Eight weeks of paid parental leave for a primary caregiver either having a child or adopting a child.
  • Two weeks of paid leave for secondary caregivers
  • Two weeks of paid family leave to care for an immediate family member with a serious health condition

Paid Disability Leave

Staff members are offered up to 12 weeks of paid medical disability leave (up to eight weeks paid at 100% and four weeks paid at 60%) after three months of employment. Staff members may be eligible for long-term disability coverage after 90 days of disability; 60% of salary is paid up to a monthly maximum of $12,500.

2013 & 2014 Awards

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Our Locations

Our staff members work all across the country - from home offices to regional offices to our national headquarters in New York City.  Learn more about our flexible working arrangements

Our People

We love and value our people. Meet some of them and learn about where they were before joining staff at Teach For America.

 Check out our network on LinkedIn, browse staff, corps member and alumni profiles, and discover who you’re already connected to.