Teacher Salary

Harmony Public Schools Salary Schedule for Certified Teachers

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Stipends for Hard-to-Staff Subject Areas

Subject Area Taught Annual Stipend
Mathematics (Grades 4 & up) $2,000
Science (Grades 4 & up) $2,000
English Language Arts/Reading (Grades 4 & up) $1,000
Social Studies (Grades 4 & up) $1,000
Generalist (Grades K-3) $1,000
Computer/Technology Applications (Grades 4 & up) $2,000
Bilingual/ESL/GT (Grades K-12) $2,000
Special Education (Grades K-12) $2,000


  • Teachers holding a valid (standard, 1 year, probationary, lifetime which is not expired) Texas teaching certificate at the time of hiring/rehiring will be entitled to the salary schedule.
  • HPS may hire teachers with a bachelor’s degree who do not hold a valid teaching certification. However, non-certified teachers will receive a $2000 reduction from the base salary schedule.
  • Texas standard certified Math, Science, ELA, Social Studies, and generalist teachers are eligible an additional stipend of $500, if they hold an ESL endorsement in their standard certifications.
  • A teacher is not eligible for certification compensation in 2016-2017 school year, if the teacher becomes certified after 5:00 PM on December 1st. It is the employee’s responsibility to notify Human Resources Department of the certification status before this date.
  • The Texas teaching certificate must be reflected on the SBEC’s website.

Advanced Degrees:

  • Teachers who hold a Master’s degree will receive an additional $1000 annually.
  • Teachers who hold a Doctoral degree will receive an additional $2500 annually (no additional $1000 for Masters).


  • All years of claimed creditable years of experience must be documented. It is the employee’s responsibility to submit original documentation (service records, employment letters, etc.) Foreign documents must be translated into English, transcripts, and diplomas must be evaluated by an evaluation institution in US. It is the responsibility of the foreign authority to provide relevant, and accurate information before any credit is granted. Such experience is considered on a case by case basis.
  • Service Records and or Employment Verification Letters should be on a company letterhead, have a physical signature, state the position the employee held, as well as the dates they worked there.

Non-discrimination Statement as Part of the School's Admission Policy

It is the policy of HPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (713) 343-3333 located at 9321 W. Sam Houston Pkwy S. Houston, TX 77099.

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