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Wages / Salary information for secondary school teachers

Comparison of entry-level wages for high school teachers and industry chemists
Georgia County Entry level (base)
annual wage
T4 - Secondary (9-12)
School Teachers
Entry-level chemists6
6 - (Base salary, 25 percentile)
Cobb1 $35 233 $37 977
City of Marietta2 $36 358
Cherokee3 $34 337
Paulding4 $33 231
Bartow5 $32 601

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Georgia state benefits for secondary school teachers

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Medical Insurance

A choice of coverage through a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO).

Dental Insurance

Employees can select from three dental plans, Regular, PPO, and Prepaid Dental Plans.

Vision Insurance

Employees can select from single or family vision care.

Spending Accounts (Health/Child/Dependant)

Helps you save tax dollars on health related benefits you and your family receive.


The Georgia Department of Education offers Employee Retirement System (ERS) and Teachers Retirement System (TRS) Plans.

Deferred Compensation Plans

The Georgia Department of Education provides 401(k) Savings, 457, and 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuities Plans for eligible employees in order to assist in planning for their retirement.

US Bonds

Ability to directly purchase US Bonds.

Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance

Employees may elect to purchase additional life insurance for themselves or their dependents. The amount of coverage varies based on annual salary. In conjunction with Life Insurance, the Georgia Department of Education also provides a basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance. As with Life Insurance, employees may choose to purchase additional coverage.

Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance

The Georgia Department of Education provides Short Term and Long Term Disability coverage for all eligible employees.


Employees accrue paid vacation starting with 10 hours per month, 12 hours per month after 5 years, up to 14 hours per month after 10 years.


The Georgia Department of Education offers twelve (12) paid holidays a year.


Employees are offered transportation, parking, and MARTA benefits.

Employee Discounts

Exclusive discounts and programs available to Georgia Department of Education employees.

Employee Credit Union

The Georgia Peach Credit Union was chartered in 1954 and is a National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) member institution.

Additional Benefits

  • Sick Leave
  • Legal Help Plan
  • Long Term Care
  • Jury Duty Pay
  • Direct Deposit

Benefit Plans are subject to change.

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