Career as Teacher - Page 11 - Salary.sg Forums
Salary.sg Forums  

Go Back   Salary.sg Forums > The Salary.sg Discussion Forums: > Income and Jobs

Income and Jobs Discuss jobs, career options and of course salaries




Career as Teacher

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #101 (permalink)  
Old 13-12-2012, 11:12 AM
Super Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 231
cslee is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Thanks for the info below, very useful.

What I find confusing is the very limited range over the whole career. For eg. let's say I am a good performer who can retire at the max of SEO1A1 monthly of 9288.

If I join MOE at 25 yrs old with standard honors, starting is already ~3400. That means over the next 40 years of my career until retirement, I only have 9288 - 3400 = 5888 to move assuming best case scenario .That works out to be ~2.5% increment annual.

Historically the range increase a few % every few years, but it does not seem to gel with all the stories I keep hearing from my teacher friends about easily getting 6% to 10% yearly. At that kind of rate they would have hit the ceiling before 40 yrs old. This situation is much worse for an average performer who retires at GEO1A3 max of 7452.

Only reason I can think of is they actually slow down the increment a lot in the later years.

Anyone with exp can share?
As far as I know, CS doesn't work this way. It's based on your CEP that would be reviewed annually. Higher CEP = faster promotion. Let's assume your current CEP is SEO1A1 that cap at 9288 now. That cap would likely be raised & reviewed over time due to inflation and other economical factors. In 40 years time, the cap should have been raised multiple times over (any math teachers care to calculate compound interests of 5% p.a?). From 2008 till now, there have been 2 major salary reviews in 4 years time.

Reply With Quote
  #102 (permalink)  
Old 13-12-2012, 11:48 AM
Super Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 231
cslee is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wern View Post
GEO1A1: 3380-5540
GEO1A2: 4450-6912
GEO1A3: 4806-7452
SEO1: 5184-8316
SEO1A1: 7236-9288
SEO1A2: 8748-11232

SEO is for HOD and above.
Most teachers retire at the GEO1A3 grade.
How can that be? There is a MOE specialist track for teachers not on leadership track.

Reply With Quote
  #103 (permalink)  
Old 19-01-2013, 09:58 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I applied 2 times to MOE as degree level teacher GEO 1 i think .. and I waited 6 months for the window period to clear to apply again and yet I still did not get the job. Getting frustrated, going to write letter to pm lee I am jobless.

somemore i went to take the IELTS paid $300 and still never get in.

bloody ****, graduated from NUS 8 months ago and I still have no job.

Reply With Quote
  #104 (permalink)  
Old 20-01-2013, 05:06 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

what did you study? social sciences or business or engineering?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I applied 2 times to MOE as degree level teacher GEO 1 i think .. and I waited 6 months for the window period to clear to apply again and yet I still did not get the job. Getting frustrated, going to write letter to pm lee I am jobless.

somemore i went to take the IELTS paid $300 and still never get in.

bloody ****, graduated from NUS 8 months ago and I still have no job.
Reply With Quote
  #105 (permalink)  
Old 20-01-2013, 12:06 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 68
wern is on a distinguished road
Default

If you had to take IELTS i probably would guess that your o level english/a level GP isn't very good.
Except for MT teachers I would think that they're being very stringent on the English/GP requirement now because the job market currently sucks and they're probably have no shortage of applicants to choose from this moment.

Anyway you seriously want to sign away 1+3 years of your youth? You can achieve much more outside/in ministries within that 4 years you know.
Reply With Quote
  #106 (permalink)  
Old 20-01-2013, 09:09 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

ya, I studied business.

I do not know what to do with my life, I have little interest in business. I feel it's best for me to enter a school environment again. All I can do best now is to study and teaching is whats best for me I believe.
Reply With Quote

  #107 (permalink)  
Old 20-01-2013, 09:25 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Guest

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
ya, I studied business.

I do not know what to do with my life, I have little interest in business. I feel it's best for me to enter a school environment again. All I can do best now is to study and teaching is whats best for me I believe.
Try to give private tuition to earn some $$ while you look for a full time job.

Also see if you have the patience and passion to handle kids. Once sign bond, u have no way to get out of the job for 3 years.
Reply With Quote
  #108 (permalink)  
Old 25-01-2013, 12:24 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default period to be notified for interview

Hi guys, anyone knows roughly how long will i get notified for interview? i applied for PDGE n about 3 weeks has passed...
Reply With Quote
  #109 (permalink)  
Old 25-01-2013, 08:39 AM
Super Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 231
cslee is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wern View Post
If you had to take IELTS i probably would guess that your o level english/a level GP isn't very good.
Except for MT teachers I would think that they're being very stringent on the English/GP requirement now because the job market currently sucks and they're probably have no shortage of applicants to choose from this moment.

Anyway you seriously want to sign away 1+3 years of your youth? You can achieve much more outside/in ministries within that 4 years you know.
From my observation of my son's primary school, it's far more likely of a shortage of teachers than "oversupply"
Reply With Quote
  #110 (permalink)  
Old 25-01-2013, 08:06 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Try to give private tuition to earn some $$ while you look for a full time job.

Also see if you have the patience and passion to handle kids. Once sign bond, u have no way to get out of the job for 3 years.
yup i am giving tuition already.. earning $600 a month..

enough to break even with my expenses.. food $200.. transport $100.. phone bills $100..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
school teacher pay dazzlego Income and Jobs 10 30-07-2015 12:39 PM
Career advice for mid-career changer Rhin Income and Jobs 5 21-07-2010 11:21 PM

» 30 Recent Threads
Career as Teacher ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,043 Replies, 745,333 Views
MINDEF DXO (All FAQ on it) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,876 Replies, 1,111,920 Views
Lawyer Salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,881 Replies, 914,032 Views
Mid-Year Civil Servant Bonus 2018
5 Replies, 1,454 Views
Credit Suisse - Compliance... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
93 Replies, 39,604 Views
Working in a bank ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
511 Replies, 251,778 Views
Exxon Mobil Equipment tech or... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,298 Replies, 253,041 Views
Whats your net worth ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,595 Replies, 600,287 Views
Compare civil service salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
7,000 Replies, 3,709,174 Views
Civil Svc/ Statboard - Typical... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
970 Replies, 409,464 Views
Shell TDP ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
83 Replies, 15,192 Views
How long does SIA get back after... ( 1 2)
13 Replies, 5,267 Views
Shell Graduate program ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
135 Replies, 77,802 Views
Top paying companies in SG for... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
48 Replies, 26,800 Views
Should I pursue a Masters in...
0 Replies, 228 Views
Secondary School Ranking 2017
2 Replies, 5,076 Views
What makes Investment-Linked...
5 Replies, 5,697 Views
teaching English as a career
1 Replies, 379 Views
List of Management Associate... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
174 Replies, 81,860 Views
Job Application with MOE... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
159 Replies, 116,243 Views
How rich/poor am I compared to... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
41 Replies, 21,634 Views
Officer Role in Bank of Tokyo -... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
161 Replies, 108,889 Views
Civil Service Performance Bonus ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
928 Replies, 644,034 Views
AML/Compliance/KYC professionals... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,201 Replies, 323,741 Views
IRAS salary?
1 Replies, 525 Views
Really that bad for engineers? ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,212 Replies, 740,256 Views
Cambridge Associates ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
37 Replies, 16,265 Views
Advice needed for a 30 yo male... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
41 Replies, 7,287 Views
Commercial Affairs Officer ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
38 Replies, 24,578 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



All times are GMT +8. The time now is 10:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2