PECC Information

Welcome to DSEA's Public Education Compensation Committee (PECC) Information page!  We will continuously update this page with new information from the monthly PECC meetings, link to frequently asked questions from members, and take questions/concerns from educators on the topics addressed at these meetings. Please read through the information below and fill out the feedback form if you need more information. 


UPDATES (newest at the top):


2/9/2024: The Governor has released his recommended budget, which includes the PECC's recommendations as well as additional money for ESPs (above the PECC recs). 

The full PECC recommendations for the state share base salary can be found at PECC Recommendations Overview. Please use the links below to review the recommendations for each specific job category:

Teacher & SpecialistsFor teachers and specialists, the Governor is recommending increasing the state share base salary to $34,266, which will move last year’s increase onto the state salary scale and total over an 11% increase over two years (9% last year; 2% this year).  

ParaprofessionalsParaprofessionals would see a 2% general salary policy increase plus the 1% increase and education stipends recommended by the PECC (increasing the Associate Degree and ParaPro level certification stipend to $1,000 and creating a Bachelor level stipend of $2,000.) This totals a minimum 3% increase to the State salary scale, which is above and beyond the PECC recommendation.

SecretariesFor secretaries, the recommended budget includes a 2% general salary policy increase plus the PECC recommendations (collapsing the number of secretarial classifications from five (5) to three (3), updating the classification titles, and adding a  2% increase plus a $500 flat increase). This means secretaries would see between a 5.3% and a 14.9% increase on the state salary scale, depending on which secretary classification individuals fall under.” 

Food Service WorkersFood service workers will see a 2% general salary policy increase plus the 2.5% increase recommended by the PECC, totaling a 4.6% increase.

CustodiansCustodians would see between a 2% general salary policy increase plus the PECC recommendations (collapsing the number of custodial classifications from six (6) to four (4), updating classification titles, and adding a 2% increase plus a flat dollar increase ranging from $439 to $1,105 depending on the classification). This would mean approximately 5.5% to 12.6% increases to the state salary scales depending on which custodial classification individuals fall under. 

Bus DriversThe recommended budget includes an increased hourly rate for bus drivers from the current rate of $22.50 to $23.75, a 5.5% increase. 

All increases noted above reflect increases to the State share of public employee salaries, and do not reflect salary increases due to step increases, which vary by individual employee qualifications. These salary increases reflect policies included in the Governor’s Recommended Budget, and are subject to change as the Fiscal 2025 Operating Budget is reviewed, amended, and passed by the Delaware General Assembly. Final total salary increases will be impacted by local salary schedules and locally negotiated contracts. 


PECC Recommendations: 

PECC recommendation one-pager - All job category recommendations from the PECC were sent to Gov in November 2023. PECC provided its Final Recommendations Report – including a written cost estimate and draft legislation – to the Governor for consideration in the Governor’s Fiscal Year 2025 recommended budget.

Information on the PECC: 


Understanding Your Salary (for Teachers/Specialists on 1305) 


At the March 13, 2023 Public Education Compensation Committee (PECC) meeting, the committee voted to recommend a four-year plan to increase the state share of individual salaries paid under Title 14, §1305 to $42,000 by the end of the four-year timeframe.  The information below is intended to help individuals understand what this recommendation, if accepted by the Governor, would mean for their annual salaries.

How does salary get calculated for individuals paid under Title 14 §1305?

Salaries for individuals paid under Title 14 §1305 consist of approximately 70% state funding and approximately 30% local funding.  To calculate the state share, the state establishes a “base salary”.  The base salary is the dollar amount set for the Bachelor’s Degree level with 0 years of experience.  For individuals further along in their careers and/or academic achievement, the base salary is multiplied by the appropriate index value established under §1305(a).  The resulting dollar amount becomes the state share of the educator’s salary.  The remainder of an individual’s salary comes from the local share, which is locally bargained.  The total salary is calculated by adding the state share and local share.

What is the current “base salary” for individuals paid under Title 14, §1305?

The “base salary” for the current Fiscal Year is $31,692.

Where can I find the index value established under Title 14, §1305(a)?

The index value table under Title 14, §1305(a) can be found at the following link:

What would the “base salary” be under the PECC’s four-year proposed plan?

The proposed four-year plan includes a 2% plus $1,875 annual increase to the base salary under §1305 each year of the four-year plan beginning in Fiscal Year 2025 and continuing through Fiscal Year 2028.  The table below shows these proposed “base salary” for each year of the plan:




PECC Rec was $34,201 

Is now $34,266 with Gov's Rec Budget increase









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