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High 5 for FCS! District Delivering 5% Salary Increase in FY2023

Posted 4/25/2022

Fulton County Schools is continuing its long-term commitment to our talented and dedicated teachers and staff with a 5% salary increase in FY2023.

The compensation proposal presented to the Fulton County Board of Education (FCBOE) in April is led by a 3% salary raise starting with the new fiscal year on July 1, 2022. The proposed FY2023 budget also includes a mid-year step increase and Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney committed to bringing an additional 2% salary boost for all employees in December 2022.

"We are calling this 5% salary increase our High Five for Employees, because it is a virtual 'high five' to thank and congratulate them for their hard work and dedication," said Looney. "While compensation is not the end, it is important, and the Board and I are committed to making sure we do all we can in this regard."

The 5% salary and mid-year step increases are on top of the State of Georgia incentives including a $2,000 salary permanent bump for teachers in the salary scale. In addition, a $2,000 one-time payment from the state that, thanks to a supplement from FCS, will be received by all eligible full- and part-time employees in April 2022. In total, from FY2022 to January 2023, FCS employees will see a significant increase in compensation.

"We recognize the marketplace for educational leaders is very competitive in the Metro Atlanta area," said Chief Talent Officer Ron Wade. "Our employees are amazing, and we know other districts are always looking at our talent. The compensation package for next year is a clear message to them, we value their talents and are committed to keeping them in Fulton County Schools."

For more information about the FY2023 budget, please review the FY2023 Budget book available on our website. See the full presentation here.

High 5 For Fulton

Compensation Plan Summary Highlights

  1. State funded $2,000 one-time payment in April 2022.
  2. FCS sponsored 3% raise for all employees effective July 1, 2022.
  3. Additional $2,000 state funded salary increase effective July 1, 2022.
  4. A mid-year step increase for eligible employees in January 2023.
  5. An additional FCS sponsored 2% raise for all employees to be recommended for midyear FY2023.
  6. 20% Increase in academic supplements.
  7. 25% Increase in athletic and marching band supplements.
  8. Continue premium pay for substitute teachers.
  9. Align elementary head custodian pay with middle and high schools.