Board approves salary increases

The Victoria ISD is making good on its promise to continue to make competitive pay a priority in order to attract and retain the finest staff for our students.

At the Thursday, May 19, Victoria ISD School Board Meeting, trustees approved 6-1 pay increases for staff across the District in addition to the retention and acquisition stipends approved at the January 2022 school board meeting.

For the 2022-2023 school year, employees and staff of the District will see a 2% of mid-point pay increase.

For a teacher, this is a $1,100 pay increase in addition to a step increase for years of service. VISD is also increasing its starting teacher salary to $48,200. For 2022-2023, a teacher will increase their salary by $1,100 and is also eligible for the $3,000 one-time retention stipend paid for by ESSER III funds and a $1,000 one-time stipend for possessing or obtaining an ESL Certification before September 1, 2022. Therefore, a teacher could see a minimum increase in pay for 2022-2023 of $5,100.

Additionally, the District is moving its starting pay and making adjustments accordingly for Classified, Clerical-Paraprofessional, Instructional Administrative, and Business Administrative positions. Entry-level Para-Professionals will now see a starting hourly rate of $11, the highest ever for Victoria ISD. Classified employees will see a starting per hour rate of $10.25, also the highest ever for the District. Various other pay schedules across the District will see an increase based on the 2% model including substitute workers, part-time staff, and others who are paid based on a hiring schedule in the compensation plan.

All employees on one of the various hiring schedules are also eligible for the one-time retention stipend of either $3,000 for professionals and $1,500 for paraprofessional/clerical and classified staff.

As the District continues to look for budgeting efficiencies across the district, VISD will continue to be a district with competitive pay for its employees.

The cost of the pay increase and adjustments will total approximately $2.7 million dollars.

VISD is hiring.

The Victoria ISD is currently hiring for the 2022-2023 school year and offering up to $3,000 in acquisition stipends for employees hired. Information about the VISD Retention and Acquisition Stipend information can be found at

The District is seeking highly qualified applicants to fill positions within the following departments:

  • Business Office
  • Campus Administration, Teachers, and Support Staff
  • Central Supply/Warehouse
  • Child Nutrition/Food Service
  • Family Connection
  • Maintenance/Custodial Departments
  • Special Services Department
  • Transportation Department

Mark your calendars as the  VISD Talent, Acquisition, Support, and Retention (TASR) Office will host an in-person job fair on Monday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Career & Technology Institute Mall.  

You do not need to wait until the day of the job fair to complete the job application, visit and apply now!