February 2016

Extra-Duty Stipend Survey results provide data on more than 70 jobs

For 2015–16, the Extra-Duty Stipend Survey included more than 70 extra-duty assignments, covering benchmark athletics, academic, and performing arts stipends in Texas schools. In addition to collecting stipend amounts and number of extra-duty days, we also gather information on districts’ methods and practices to pay for extra-duty assignments.
 
Regarding the pay method for extra-duty days, 63 percent of respondents indicated that they pay a stipend plus extra days. Districts that do pay extra days typically pay at the employee’s daily rate, while other districts pay a standard rate determined by the district or use a combination of both methods.
 
Most districts (85 percent) assign and pay athletic stipends for each sport coached, up slightly from last year. Other districts (15 percent) pay a single stipend to compensate for all coaching assignments. (For the purposes of our survey, districts that pay a combined “coach” stipend were asked to divide the amounts in order to identify payment amounts by sport.)
 
Thirty-three percent of respondents (142 districts) reported paying a stipend to their high school head football coaches. According to the survey, across the state, high school head football coaches in Texas receive a median stipend of $7,613 in extra-duty pay, an increase of more than $600 from last year.
 
Stipends for football coaches can vary significantly based on the size of the school. Head coaches in Class 1A schools receive $3,290, while Class 6A coaches are paid more than $15,550 in addition to a salary.
 
In addition, approximately half of the districts (51 percent) pay extra days to head football coaches. Districts provide a median of 20 extra days. (Salary data for head football coaches, including stipends and the value of extra days, can be found in the 2015–16 District Personnel salary reports in DataCentral.)
 
Based on previous survey feedback, we added Middle School Campus Athletic Coordinator to the survey this year. For complete results on all athletics, performing arts, and academic stipend assignments in the survey, members can access 2015‒16 Extra-Duty Stipend Survey results in DataCentral through the myTASB login.
 
In DataCentral, users can filter by UIL classification, education service center (ESC), or by selecting specific districts to create custom market comparison reports. Data presented in the survey can be used to identify general market trends for local planning purposes. Keep in mind that there are many unique organizational and personal variables that affect individual stipend payments.
 
Survey data is based on 433 participating Texas public school districts, representing 42 percent of districts statewide. Survey data is effective as of October 2015.
 
Thanks to all of you who participated in our 2015–16 salary surveys! Please encourage your neighboring districts to take part in our upcoming surveys. Their participation provides more robust data for all districts.