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Learn more about average salaries, cost of living, and expenses in the Phoenix region.

Salaries

Salaries range from $34,000 to $41,000 for new teachers in Phoenix. Corps members are independently hired by local schools or districts. They are not paid by Teach For America. 

Monthly Pre-Tax Salary:

  • ~$2,833 - $3,417 (if corps members opt to spread salary over 12 months)
  • ~$3,400 - $4,100 (if corps members opt to spread salary over 10 months)

Monthly Take Home Pay:

  • $1,950 - $2,324 (if corps members opt to spread salary over 12 months)
  • $2,300 - $2,788 (if corps members opt to spread salary over 10 months)

Taxes: $620

Health Insurance: $0-100

Benefits

Average benefits of schools in the Phoenix area:

  • Health benefits
  • Medical, dental, and vision care
  • Routine preventative care
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Wellness programs
  • Family-planning services
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement benefits

Moving Costs 

  • Average Deposit: $500
  • Moving Costs: $1,000-2,000 (depending upon the length of your move)
  • Upfront testing costs: $95
  • Up front certification costs: $355-610
  • First months rent and deposit: $600 (shared) - $955 (individual)
  • Travel to summer training: None, we host a regional summer training
  • Professional attire: $215
  • School Supplies: $250
  • Subtotal: $1,515-2,125

Rent & Utilities

  • Single: $955 rent + $80 utilities = $1,035
  • Shared: $600 rent + $60 utilities = $660

Living Expenses

  • Food: $125/week
  • Transportation: must have a car
  • Health insurance: $0-100
  • Utilities: $150-300/month
  • Gas: $25-50/week
  • Car Insurance: $80-100/month

Transportation 

Teach For America Phoenix corps members are required to have access to a car.