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Live, Work and Thrive
With steadily increasing salaries, low cost-of-living and an active community for every possible interest, teachers thrive in Houston.
Live, Work and Thrive
With steadily increasing salaries, low cost-of-living and an active community for every possible interest, teachers thrive in Houston.

Earn More

If you’re looking for a comprehensive compensation package, teaching in Houston could be a good fit for you. You can earn up to $65,000, and some districts even offer financial assistance to teachers certified in “shortage area” subjects. Did we mention how affordable Houston is, too?

Read on to learn more about competitive wages and the additional benefits that come with being an educator in Houston.

Great Benefits and Opportunities

Houston school districts are known for offering teachers opportunities to advance their careers and get compensated for it. Some districts offer teachers the option to specialize in an area of interest, build leadership skills, take on extra responsibilities and even earn extra income. These teacher leaders can become data specialists, teacher specialists, one-on-one teacher coaches, or even administrators.

Working in the education sector has great potential for impact and income—and starting your career in the classroom is the best way to begin.

  • Growth Potential for Educators

    Houston school districts are known for offering teachers opportunities to advance their careers and get compensated for it. Some districts offer teachers the option to specialize in an area of interest, build leadership skills, take on extra responsibilities and even earn extra income. These teacher leaders can become data specialists, teacher specialists, one-on-one teacher coaches, or even administrators.

    Working in the education sector has great potential for impact and income—and starting your career in the classroom is the best way to begin.

  • Employer Benefits

    The benefits you get on top of salary are part of your total compensation, and teachers tend to get a better benefit package than most other jobs. In particular, teachers get compensated with more generous retirement plans. Lifelong Texas educators are often able to retire by age 64 earning a full-time salary in retirement benefits alone. Teachers also receive vacation time, plus the standard medical, dental and vision insurance you would expect as a professional. And, at most schools, you’ll have about two months to travel, earn extra income, pursue hobbies or develop yourself.

Extra Funding and Perks

  • Loan Repayment

    Stepping into a classroom could mean stepping out of debt. If you have a student loan, you may be eligible for relief if you commit to teaching for several years. If this interests you, see Teacher Loan Forgiveness.
     

  • Funding Opportunities

    Looking for scholarships? Want to pursue a development experience? You will find thousands of grants, scholarships and fellowships for teachers. Learn more about specific funding opportunities for Houston teachers, and consult an expansive national scholarships and aid database.

  • Housing Assistance

    There are benefits to help teachers find a home that is just right for relaxing and recharging! The Texas State Affordability and Housing Corporation (TSAHC) offers mortgage loans and down payment assistance grants to help teachers and other state heroes become homeowners in the communities where they work.

    Additionally, the federal government created Good Neighbor Next Door, a program designed specifically for teachers. In order to contribute to community revitalization, the U.S. Department of Housing and Development offers a discount of 50% from the list price of the home to teachers.

  • Shopping Deals

    The world’s best brands offer discounts to teachers. Think J. Crew, Madewell, Apple, Jo-Ann Fabrics, AC Moore and Marriott Hotels. That means plane tickets take your further. Cell phone bills and gym memberships cost less. Your wardrobe has more options. And new technology is so much more affordable. Discounts may vary by specific location, but this national list is a good starting place to find some teacher perks.

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