Compensation and Salary Administration Frequently Asked Questions


New Hire FAQ's


We are incredibly happy to have you as part of the Midland ISD family! Your first paycheck will depend on your official hire date.

  • New hires scheduled to be paid monthly and their new hire paperwork has been processed by the payroll department before the monthly payroll deadline typically receive their first paycheck the 25th of that month. New hires who begin after that payroll deadline typically receive their first paycheck on the 25th of the next month. Confirmation can be provided upon hire.

  • New hires scheduled to be paid bi-weekly and the new hire paperwork has been processed by the payroll department before that bi-weekly payroll deadline typically receive their first paycheck on that posted pay date. New hires who begin after the payroll deadline typically receive their first paycheck on the next posted pay date. Confirmation can be provided upon hire.
  • Only if you are a monthly paid employee. All salaries (full or prorated) for monthly employees are divided into equal payments and spread over the remaining pay periods of the school year.

    Unfortunately, no. Midland ISD pays all Teachers on a 12-month basis even if they do not work a full 12-month schedule.

    The last paycheck for Teachers completing the school year is in July. The first pay period for returning Teachers is in August.

    If your official hire date is after the first contract date/start date of your position, you are considered a late hire and your salary will be prorated as follow: Annual salary divided by total number of workdays for your position is your daily rate. Multiply the daily rate by the remaining number of workdays for your position to get the prorated annual amount. Divide the prorated annual amount by the remaining number of monthly pay periods to get the gross monthly salary expected per pay period.

    Example A: Late Starter

    A teacher serving 187 workdays hired on September 26, 2020 with an annual salary of $56,500. $56,500 divided by 187 days = $302.14 daily rate. Multiply your daily rate by 151 remaining workdays (9/26/2020 to 05/28/2021) = $45,622.99 approximate yearly gross amount for the 2020-2021 school year. Divide $45,622.99 by 10 remaining number of monthly pay periods = $4562.30 approximate gross salary per month.

    However, if you are NOT a late starter and start at the beginning of your contract/start date you should expect to receive the full annual amount.

    Example B: Regular Starter

    A teacher serving 187 workdays hired on August 6, 2020 with an annual salary of $56,500. $56,500 divided by 12 monthly pay periods = $4708.33 approximate gross salary per month.

    For those on the Teacher Pay Plan, salaries are determined by official creditable years of service (CYS) confirmed by the Human Resources Department. For all other positions, salaries are based on each candidate’s knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs), related work experience and internal incumbent comparisons with employees who have similar positions and KSA’s within Midland ISD.

    Applicable salary adjustments will be made effective on the date of hire if the employee provides the official service records within 45 calendar days from the assignment start date; otherwise, the effective date is the date upon which the Human Resources Department receives the official service record.


    General FAQ's


    There is no formula or methodology to get to the midpoint of the range. Upward movement in a salary range is typically dependent upon the general across the board increase granted by the Board of Trustees. Salary ranges are reviewed annually based on benchmarked positions and market movement.

    Unfortunately, we do not provide estimated salaries for individuals without the recommendation being approved by Human Resources Department.

    If your annual salary is correct, but you have other questions about your paycheck (i.e. TRS, taxes, deductions, etc.) feel free to contact our friends in the Payroll Department at (432) 240-1940.

    No. Stipends and other supplemental earnings are not considered a part of your base salary, as they are not guaranteed wages. Supplemental earnings will not be included in base salaries quoted by the Human Resources Department. Supplemental earnings are a part of your total compensation during the time you are eligible to receive them.

    You can contact our friends in the Benefits Department at (432) 240-1800.