Northwest ISD approves pay raises for all employees in 2022-23 compensation plan

Northwest ISD administration building
The Northwest ISD board of trustees first approved the 3% midpoint pay increase, increase to the new teacher hiring schedule and increase to all daily guest educator rates at its Jan. 24 meeting. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Northwest ISD board of trustees first approved the 3% midpoint pay increase, increase to the new teacher hiring schedule and increase to all daily guest educator rates at its Jan. 24 meeting. (Bailey Lewis/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Northwest ISD board of trustees approved its employee compensation plan for the 2022-23 school year, including the 3% midpoint pay raise for all employees approved earlier this year.

The plan also includes an increase to the new teacher hiring schedule and an increase to all daily guest educator rates, which the board approved at its Jan. 24 meeting, according to the agenda item’s memo.

The raises were all initially approved to keep NISD competitive with other school districts because data presented at the board’s Jan. 10 meeting showed NISD mostly falling on the lower end of teacher salaries for the 2021-22 school year.

NISD’s 2021-22 starting teacher salary was $56,500, the presentation showed. In comparison, Fort Worth ISD’s starting teacher salary is $58,000; Lewisville ISD’s is $56,925; Keller ISD’s is $56,800; and Grand Prairie ISD’s is $57,250.

The approved changes increased the new-hire salary for a teacher with zero years of experience to $58,250, which increases for years of service. All teaching guest educators will see a $10 increase in daily pay rates, and special education aides will see a $5 increase in their daily pay rates.


The memo states that the budget impact of the 3% pay raise is $5.2 million, while the impact of the increase in daily guest educator rates is $250,000.

“The midpoint increase will ensure that all already-employed Northwest ISD educators’ salaries are not outpaced by new hires,” district officials wrote in a May 10 email.
By Bailey Lewis
Bailey Lewis covers the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, as well as Keller, Roanoke, Westlake, Trophy Club and northeast Fort Worth. In December 2020, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Bachelor's degree in journalism. Previously, she worked and interned for various publications, such as Local Profile, the OU Daily, Malheur Enterprise and News21. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her cat and watching documentaries.