Make $40K– become a rookie teacher
In the nice-work-if-you-can-get-it category, starting teachers with no experience currently make $37,695 a year in Albemarle, and the county wants to bump that to $40,265, according to the Daily Progress. The DP reports that rookie teachers in Charlottesville earn $38,730. City schools quickly sent out an email correcting that: teachers in town start at $40,000 a year. Of course, even with the nice starting wages, they still can't afford to buy a house.