Teacher Pay Supplements in Opportunity Culture Sites 2022–23
|Highest Opportunity Culture (OC) Supplement||$25,000|
|Average Multi-Classroom Leader (MCL) Supplement||$12,268|
|Average MCL Supplement as Percentage of Average Teacher Salary 1||21%|
|Average OC Supplement Paid to Teachers 2||$9,658|
|Range of OC Supplements for All Teachers||$1,400 – $25,000|
|Range of Reach Associate OC Supplement 3||$1,000 – $5,000|
|Range of Salaries Paid to OC Teacher Residents 4||$18,000 – $25,000|
|Approximate $ Reallocated to Higher Pay in 2022–23 3||$16.4 million|
|Approximate $ Reallocated to Higher Pay Since OC Launch 3||$57.9 million|
Figure 1. Cumulative Reallocated to Higher Pay Since Opportunity Culture Launch, in Millions
Each Opportunity Culture school forms a design team, which includes teachers, to plan its Opportunity Culture implementation to fit the needs of the school. The team determines what roles to include on Multi-Classroom Leader teams, and it reallocates the school’s budget to fund supplements to teachers’ pay that are sustainable within the regular budget. Pay levels for roles are set by each district.
These sustainable pay supplements encourage teachers to stay in teaching roles so they can extend their reach to more students, and, in the case of those in Multi-Classroom Leader roles, provide support and on-the-job development to small teaching teams. Research shows that these teams achieve significantly higher student learning growth on average.