Dodge City Public Schools

USD 443

Excellence - Equity - Excitement

Salary Schedules & Compensation

  • Certified Staff

    Salary

    • Certified staff salaries are negotiated annually between the district and KNEA. Teachers may elect to join NEA, but regardless of membership status, all certified salaries are determined by the negotiated agreement.

    Certified Supplemental Benefit

    • Certified staff receive $9,045 in a supplemental benefit. 
    • Certified staff are eligible to receive any benefits available except Guardian Dental (other Dental insurance is available for certified staff) and Vision Benefit of America (limited vision benefit coverage included in health insurance) plans.
    • These benefits are negotiated annually.


    Classified Staff

    Classified Salary

    • Classified staff, which includes all employees except certified teachers and administrators, are placed on a salary schedule based on their job classification.

    Classified Supplemental Benefit

    • Full-Time and Full-Year Staff
      • FT/FY Staff (2,080 hours per annum) receive $9,045 in a supplemental benefit to purchase health insurance.  Those employees who do not purchase the health insurance forfeit this supplemental salary benefit.
      • Staff may also purchase section 125 benefits.
    • Part-Time and/or School-Year Classified Staff
      • PT/school year staff receive up to $1,880 in a supplemental benefit.  Those employees who do not purchase supplemental insurance options forfeit this supplemental salary benefit.

    Administrative Staff

    Administrative Salary

    • Administrators are paid based on identified builiding base salary, commensurate with job duties, certifications, education, and other endorsements.
    • Base salary is posted with job openings.
    • Superintendent, cabinet positions, high school principal, high school associate principal and middle school principal salaries are negotiated with the Superintendent of Schools and with the Board of Education.
    • For further information, please review the Administrative Handbook.

    Administrator Supplemental Benefit

    • Full-time administrators receive $9,045 in a supplemental benefit.
    • Administrators must use $9,045 of this supplemental benefit to purchase health insurance or will forfeit that amount. 
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