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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.