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The school district I retired from does not currently have a reading specialist and would like to hire me for professional and staff development for a total of five days, although in two to four hour increments. First of all, I think two hours, no. How can you get anything done? I also think I would need one day on my own to get my bearings about what is happening in the district.
The super wants to know my pay. I have no idea. Do I go with an hourly breakdown from my salary when I retired?
Thank you for your help.


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Old 10-30-2017, 09:31 AM
 
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I have no advice that would be likely to be helpful except figure your (ahem) hourly approximation for teaching. I used 55 hours a week average once when I was comparing salaries. I came up with 30.00 per hour (I know, we don't get much respect here.).
So ten hours of service would be ballpark for me 300.00. Just for what it's worth. I read this is how to charge for consultant fees, etc. You might already know this.

It's great to be needed for your expertise!
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I agree, four hours at a time is much more productive than two hours. What are teachers in your district or area paid for extra hours services? I would definitely add something to that for your expertise. Will they pay you for your prep time? If not, I would up the hourly or total amount to be paid.

I recently was asked to do three days of large group training and was paid a stipend of $500 per day. I was pleased but then I figured that after taxes I really only made about $350 a day. Still pleased but more grounded in reality, . I did very much enjoy doing the presentations, so there's that benefit, too!
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Good question.
Google presenters and find out what they charge.
Remember your last salary included other things such as benefits, sick days etc.
Do not under price yourself.
Just a guess but I would think at least $350 per half day session.
Materials and supplies are extra.

ps -- check with your pension plan before you accept this gig. Sometimes there are restrictions on returning to work.
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I am hired by an outside agency to provide paraprofessional trainings. They provide the materials. I get paid $27.50/hour door to door, and through lunch. I teach 2 sessions/day for a total of 7 hours. I also get mileage. I present via PowerPoint, hands on activities, and questions/answers. I have been known to finish early with certain groups and not get through all of the same materials with others. I just plug along. So far they keep calling me back.

As far as pay, did your district have an hourly stipend for staff? If not, I'd probably figure out what your hourly pay would have been when you were working.

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Thank you all for your feedback. It is very helpful and along the lines of my thinking.
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If you are responsible for the taxes figure out how much you think you should get AFTER taxes!!! That makes a huge difference!!
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