2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-18-114.14. Minimum salary and benefits.

A. Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, certified personnel, as defined in Section 26-103 of this title, in the public schools of Oklahoma shall receive in salary and/or fringe benefits not less than the amounts specified in the following schedule:

MINIMUM SALARY SCHEDULE

National

Years ofBachelor'sBoardMaster'sDoctor's

ExperienceDegreeCertificationDegreeDegree

0$36,601$37,759$37,991$39,381

1$37,035$38,193$38,425$39,815

2$37,469$38,628$38,859$40,249

3$37,904$39,062$39,294$40,684

4$38,338$39,496$39,728$41,118

5$38,810$39,968$40,200$41,590

6$39,273$40,432$40,663$42,054

7$39,737$40,895$41,127$42,517

8$40,200$41,358$41,590$42,980

9$40,663$41,822$42,054$43,444

10$41,684$42,844$43,568$45,945

11$42,177$43,336$44,061$46,438

12$42,670$43,829$44,554$46,931

13$43,162$44,322$45,047$47,424

14$43,655$44,815$45,539$47,916

15$44,167$45,327$46,052$48,430

16$44,660$45,820$46,545$48,923

17$45,153$46,313$47,038$49,416

18$45,646$46,806$47,531$49,909

19$46,139$47,299$48,024$50,402

20$46,652$47,813$48,538$50,917

21$47,145$48,306$49,031$51,410

22$47,639$48,799$49,524$51,903

23$48,132$49,292$50,018$52,397

24$48,625$49,785$50,511$52,890

25$50,049$51,232$51,971$54,395

Master's Degree +

Years ofNational Board

ExperienceCertification

0$39,149

1$39,583

2$40,018

3$40,452

4$40,886

5$41,358

6$41,822

7$42,285

8$42,749

9$43,212

10$44,728

11$45,221

12$45,713

13$46,206

14$46,699

15$47,212

16$47,705

17$48,198

18$48,691

19$49,184

20$49,698

21$50,192

22$50,685

23$51,178

24$51,671

25$53,153

B. 1. When determining the Minimum Salary Schedule, "fringe benefits" shall mean all or part of retirement benefits, excluding the contributions made pursuant to subsection A of Section 17-108.1 of this title and the flexible benefit allowance pursuant to Section 26-105 of this title from the flexible benefit allowance funds disbursed by the State Board of Education and the State Board of Career and Technology Education pursuant to Section 26-104 of this title.

2. If a school district intends to provide retirement benefits to a teacher such that the teacher’s salary would be less than the amounts set forth in the minimum salary schedule specified in subsection A of this section, the district shall be required to provide written notification to the teacher prior to his or her employment or, if already employed by the district, no later than thirty (30) days prior to the date the district elects to provide retirement benefits such that the teacher’s salary would be less than the minimum salary schedule.

C. Any of the degrees referred to in this section shall be from a college recognized by the State Board of Education. The Board shall accept teaching experience from out-of-state school districts that are accredited by the state board of education or appropriate state accrediting agency for the districts. The Board shall accept teaching experience from out-of-country schools that are accredited or otherwise endorsed by the appropriate national or regional accrediting or endorsement authority. Out-of-country certification documentation in a language other than English shall be analyzed by an educational credential evaluation service in accordance with industry standards and guidelines and approved by the State Department of Education. The person seeking to have credit granted for out-of-country teaching experience shall be responsible for all costs of the analysis by a credential evaluation service. The Board shall accept teaching experience from primary and secondary schools that are operated by the United States Department of Defense or are affiliated with the United States Department of State.

D. For the purpose of state salary increments and retirement, no teacher shall be granted credit for more than five (5) years of active duty in the military service or out-of-state or out-of-country teaching experience as a certified teacher or its equivalent. Nothing in this section shall prohibit boards of education from crediting more years of experience on district salary schedules than those allowed for state purposes.

E. The State Board of Education shall recognize, for purposes of certification and salary increments, all the years of experience of a:

1. Certified teacher who teaches in the educational program of the Department of Corrections, beginning with fiscal year 1981;

2. Vocational rehabilitation counselor under the Department of Human Services if the counselor was employed as a certified teacher by the State Department of Education when the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation was transferred from the State Board of Career and Technology Education or the State Board of Education to the Oklahoma Public Welfare Commission on July 1, 1968;

3. Vocational rehabilitation counselor which were completed while employed by the Department of Human Services if such counselor was certified as a teacher or was eligible for certification as a teacher in Oklahoma;

4. Certified teacher which were completed while employed by the Department of Human Services Child Study Center at University Hospital, if the teacher was certified as a teacher in Oklahoma; and

5. Certified school psychologist or psychometrist which were completed while employed as a doctoral intern, psychological assistant, or psychologist with any agency of the State of Oklahoma if the experience primarily involved work with persons of school- or preschool-age and if the person was, at the time the experience was acquired, certified as, or eligible for certification as, a school psychologist or psychometrist.

F. The provisions of this section shall not apply to teachers who have entered into postretirement employment with a public school in Oklahoma and are still receiving a monthly retirement benefit.

G. If a person employed as certified personnel, as defined in Section 26-103 of this title, by a school district during the 2017-2018 school year was receiving a salary above the step level indicated by the State Minimum Salary Schedule for the 2017-2018 school year, the person shall receive a salary increase amount equal to the amount indicated in subsection A for the step level indicated for the person, provided they remain employed by the same district, unless the hours or the duties of the certified personnel are reduced proportionately.

Added by Laws 2013, c. 394, § 3. Amended by Laws 2016, c. 322, § 2, eff. July 1, 2016; Laws 2017, c. 59, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017; Laws 2018, 2nd Ex. Sess., c. 10, § 1, eff. Aug. 1, 2018.

NOTE: Laws 2017, c. 26, § 1 repealed by Laws 2018, 2nd Ex. Sess., c. 10, § 2, eff. Aug. 1, 2018.

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