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Old 07-18-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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I need a regular income for the fall. Haven't been able to find a full-time teaching job. Which would provide me with the best salary? Teacher aide or subbing? I'm in Texas and teacher aides make around $16,000 per year(not very livable) while subs make around $80-$90 per day. However with subbing there's no guarantee you'll work everyday. I'm not completely dependent on my income. My husband has a job, but we're going through some financial difficulties, so I want to get a job that will give me the most income possible until I can get a full-time teaching job.


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Old 07-18-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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I think with the Teacher's Aide position you can get any insurance benefits and I think you get sick days and paid holidays like the rest of the system teachers. At least in La. aides do.
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As far as subbing goes
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let's say for estimating purposes each month has about 20 possible workdays and then if you were able to work every one of those days it would be 1800 before taxes. Times that by 9 months of school and you would be at 16,200 before taxes and that is pretty much the best case scenario. Based on that I would say being a teacher aide would be the best financially. I think my highest number of workdays in one month is 14 and that probably wasnt all full days either. If I wasn't subbing for the experience I think I would have convinced myself to apply for a teacher's aide asap!
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Definitely teacher's aide. Here in PA the aides make a whopping 92 dollars daily to my sub rate of 90 dollars per day... however, they work every day, get benefits, sick days, holidays, etc.

Really, the school personell who get the best salaries next to the teachers are the custodians and the secretaries!
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:35 AM
 
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You should probably be an aide. In our district the aides don't get insurance but if they know you are certified, they call you to sub first. It would be the best of both worlds. Be prepared though, some teachers will look down their nose at you thinking you don't have a brain. I was an aide right after I moved to town and certain teachers treated me like dirt until they heard I had been hired for a teaching position.


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Be an aide.
Old 07-24-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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Be a teacher's aide...You are guaranteed to work everyday. As a sub teacher, you are NOT guaranteed to work everyday. It is difficult to make money when you are not guaranteed to work everyday...

Besides, a teacher's aide might get benefits.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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I make more money as a substitute. Due to my additional degrees and my many years of substitute experience, I make more money than the assistants.

I do not receive medical insurance benefits, but I am able to purchase an individual policy that is not too expensive.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:38 PM
 
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I applied for a tech aide position two years back even though it paid less per day/hr than subbing, but because it was EVERYDAY, it would pay more overall. Not only is there no guarantee you will work everyday (I can guarantee you most likely will not), if you are new to the area it will take awhile to build up to where the teachers know and trust you and you keep busy. My first year was very lean, I am starting on my 7th year, I am one of the busier subs in the district, but I do NOT work everyday.

What I would do is get my sub certificate, take the aide job but let the principal know that you can sub, and they might just pull you from time to time to sub when they get short handed. It would be most principals dream knowing they had that backup right there.
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