This session, Salary Reboot: Rethinking Pay for K-12 Technology Jobs, was held at the Texas K-12 CTO Council meeting on June 18, 2015. It provided some eye-opening statistics about CTOs and job in the edtech field.
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About the Facilitators
It was facilitated by the following folks from TASB:
- Amy Campbell, Assistant Director, Data Services
- Ann Patton, Managing Compensation Consultant
- Luz Cadena, Senior Compensation Consultant
- Troy Bryants, Data Services Manager
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- Dice Tech Salary Survey 2014 results | Get full text
- Out of a thousand school districts, 600 responded. A response rate of 60% statewide, surveying 125 jobs in the survey, 90% rate among districts with 3000+ enrollment
- Look at market value, as well as non-school market. These give us a good picture of private sector and public sector. Staff can go work in other places.
- Private sector does not always pay better than education.
- Average US Tech Salary Change - 5 year trend
- in 2010, there were very low increases for technology positions.
- by 2012, they caught up.
- Texas salaries are a little late to the game. On average, salaries actually dropped from year to year due to the RIF process in 2011.
- Cumulatively, there's about a 13% increase nationwide, and only 9% in Texas.
- Texas Market Values
- Computer Technician
- Non school: $21.92 (San Antonio), $20.24(el Paso), $23.56 (Dallas/FtWorth), $23.90 (east Texas)
- Salary growth 1.5%, and over the last year, -1.1% decrease
- Employee ratio 2010-2015 has seen an increase of 5%
- Statewide median hourly rate is $19.77
- HelpDesk Technician
- Non School: $20.97/$19.04, $19.61/$27.17 (el paso)
- Relationship between district size and pay. Hourly rate for 10K-25K, $23.50 for hourly rate
- Network Technician:
- Private/School: $27.85/$21.89 (SA)
- Instructional Tech SPecialist
- 10K-25K enrollment: $65,527
- 44% employee ratio 2010-2015
- Statewide median salary: $59,923
- Network Admin
- $86K/$62K (SA)
- $162K/$93K (SA)
- IT Employment Trends
- Motivators: Percentage of employers who offer incentives. 2009:53%; 2014:66%
- Primary Motivator for
- 17% was increased compensation
- 12% - more interesting or challenging assignments
- 12% flexible work locations/telecommuting
- 10% flexible work hours
- 3% promotion or new title
- Changing employers: of 37% of tech pros that anticipate changing employers in 2015:
- 70% higher compensation
- 44% better working conditions
- 33% more responsibility
- 18% shorter commute
- 17% anticipate losing current positions
- 13% relocation (unavoidable turnover)
- 9% other
- Hot Tech Jobs in 2015-2016
- Mobile Device Management
- Strategies for Hiring and Retaining Tech Talent
- Move quickly
- Separate pay structure
- Pay differently (pay tech people larger salary increases)
- Adjust pay (salaries are being looked at annually and revised, as many as 2x a year)
- Create career pathways (have like 3 levels of tech...need to provide value for this)
- Instructional Tech vs Traditional Tech
- Instructional Tech to CTO Path
- teacher/instructional tech specialist to Director then CTO
- THe only way to earn more is to become a supervisor
- Traditional Tech to CTO Path
- Computer Tech to Network Admin to IT Supervisor to CTO
- Lot more opportunity to earn in your career
- you can stay in a role that doesn't involve supervision until you are more experienced (older)
- Gender Pay Equity
- Median Salaries
- Men: $91,951
- Women: $95,883
- CTO count by gender favors males in that role over females
- Only 4.6 percent of women work in STEM careers, opposed to 10.3% for men in STEM careers.
- There are fewer female data points in the data.
- Men in technology hold far more technical positions (e.g. software engineering)
- Women hold project management, business analyst roles.
- CTO Median Salary by Gender and Enrollment Group: There is no statistical impact of gender on salary. No correlation was found in Texas.
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