Salary Calculator


  1. Start by entering your current Gross Salary for the 2015-16 school year.
  2. Enter the projected years of service you will complete by the end of 2015-16.
  3. Select a projected effectiveness level for 2016-17. The calculator provides selection options based on the years of service selected.
  4. Select a projected effectiveness level for 2017-18 and beyond. Note that the calculator provides available options based upon the prior year effectiveness level and years of service selected.

Enter Your Current Gross Salary


Select Completed Years of Service

Effectiveness Level I II III
Novice $50,000
Unsatisfactory $47,000
Progressing $51,000 $53,000
Proficient $56,000 $60,000 $65,000
Exemplary $74,000 $82,000
Master $90,000

Evaluation Ratings & Effectiveness Levels Requirements:

Effectiveness levels are associated with Gross Salary levels and are an average of the two most recent evaluation ratings. For the first year of implementation a teacher’s effectiveness level will be based on the first year evaluation rating only.

Progressing I: Requires completion of one year of service as a classroom teacher.

Progressing II: Requires completion of two years of service as a classroom teacher.

Proficient I: Requires completion of three years of service as a classroom teacher.

Proficient II & Above: Requires Distinguished Teacher Review.

Exemplary II: Requires at least one year as an Exemplary I teacher.

Master: Requires at least two consecutive years as Exemplary II and at least four years as a distinguished teacher in a Tier One school.

Teachers with two or more years of service who are new to the District or teachers who have reached their third year of service who are applying to DTR for the first time may earn an effectiveness level up to Exemplary I.

The calculator is used for educational purposes only in order to understand various Gross Salary adjustment scenarios based on user input. The estimates produced are not binding on Dallas ISD as adjustments and corrections may be made as necessary. If you have questions about this calculator, please contact