Salary increments for teachers and teacher-line staff (guidance counselors, schools secretaries, laboratory specialists, psychologists, and social workers) in the New York City public schools are governed by the Department of Education’s collective bargaining agreement with the United Federation of Teachers.
Chancellor’s Regulations C-500 and C-545 outline the rules for salary credit. These regulations are available in all schools.
There are two types of salary increments:
A salary step is an incremental increase in salary based on previous qualifying professional experience.
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A salary differential is an incremental increase in salary based on academic credit, coursework, or degrees earned.
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Read a step-by-step guide to applying for salary steps and differentials.