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Initial Placement on the Faculty Salary Schedule

HROG Section:
Document Title:
Initial Placement on the Faculty Salary Schedule
Initial Date Posted:
Board Approval:
Applies To:
District Human Resources
Related TASB Policy:
DEA (local)
Last Date Revised:







Salary Range
F01 Range (FA)
Masters degree or equivalency
Equivalencies to the Masters have been developed in certain specialized fields (i.e.,engineering, trade-technical fields, etc.  See related HROG.)
F02 Range (FB)
Masters degree or equivalency and 24 additional hours
For salary schedule placement, persons who have obtained the following level of achievement will be credited with the equivalent of Masters degree plus 24 hours: M.F.A. which includes at least sixty (60) hours from an accredited institution.
F03 Range (FC)
Masters degree or equivalency and 48 additional hours
F04 Range (FD)
Earned Doctorate
An earned doctorate is graduate degree at the doctoral level, conferred by an institution which is fully accredited by the regional accrediting association of the region where such institution is located.


  • .5 percent over minimum of classification assigned for each two semesters of part-time teaching experience with the District or for each year of full-time teaching/experience in elementary, middle, junior and senior high school.
  • 1 percent over minimum of classification for each year of full-time teaching experience in an accredited college or university. 
  • 1 percent over minimum of classification assigned for every two years of business/industry or other experience/ training not specifically identified by policy/memorandum but directly related to teaching assignment.
  • Individual experience and education will be considered in the case of a District employee selected for a faculty position and must be approved by the Vice Chancellor prior to consideration by the Board.
  • Initial salary credit may also be granted for relevant experience in business, industry, military service or for teaching experiences not listed above.
The president shall evaluate the credentials and experience of prospective and current college employees and discuss the level of placement in the salary schedule with the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Planning and Development Affairs.

The Vice Chancellor shall review and approve all special category placements prior to submission to the Board.
As a general rule, teachers new to the college will not be placed more than 10 percent above the minimum salary for the classification assigned.

Where unusual circumstances warrant, the Chancellor is authorized to negotiate for initial placement of more than 10 percent over the minimum salary.


Employee Responsibility

HR Responsibility

Exceptions To Policy

  • Temporary faculty are hired at the minimum salary for the master's level (FA designation).

  • Faculty who are hired to teach in circumstances when class enrollment is increased, are placed at the minimum of the appropriate master's/master's plus level as determined by college transcripts.

Other Notes

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