My Spouse and I are approaching the time when we will trade off the "bread-winner" and "stay-at-home-parent" roles. My spouse expects to return to teaching as a public school teacher in Northern California in the Fall of 2019. My spouse has not taught in several years so we are not current on all of the financial items that determine the annual take home pay. (I currently do the finances in our household, but I have never worked as a public school teacher.)
Here are the specific questions:
- What are the approximate union dues for a full-time teacher in California (I assume these are taken out pre-tax)?
- What is the mandatory pre-tax contribution towards pension for a teacher in California?
Thank you for your generosity, in advance.
PS1: In researching the first question above, I saw numbers in the $1200 vicinity in Washington State. I did not come across a good number for California.
PS2: In researching the second question above, I saw that pension contribution percentage is expected to increase to as high as 19.23% in the mid-term. However, the percentage contribution expected in the very near term (2018, 2019) was unclear from the articles that I read.