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


Salaries range from $40,000 to $47,000 for new teachers in San Diego. Corps members are independently hired by local schools or districts. They are responsible for obtaining certification and employment and are not paid by TFA.

  • Monthly Pre-Tax Salary: $3,600
  • Taxes: $780
  • Health Insurance: $200
  • Monthly Take Home Pay: $2,620


Specific plans will vary from school to school. 

Moving Costs

$800 rental deposit (first month)

Rent & Utilities

  • Rent: $850 (shared)
  • Phone, Internet, Utilities: $80
  • Transit Pass: $100


Most corps members find that a car is required to get around.