Compensation and Benefits

Study shows new W-JCC teachers earn less than peers

A recent study shows new teachers in Newport News and York County make more than starting teachers in Williamsburg-James City County.

An educational consulting firm in Williamsburg, The Crim Dell Group delved into teacher compensation in 18 school divisions in southeast Virginia — Charles City, Chesapeake, Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, New Kent, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Surry, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg-James City County and York.

All divisions use their own versions of salary schedules — charts that allow teachers to determine how much they should be paid based on number of years of...