Andy Delinsky, Head of School

We want to ensure that our employees are always well-compensated compared to peer schools on a national level. Given Peck’s thoughtful banded salary system, coupled with an industry-leading benefits package, we work hard to make sure our people never feel they must leave Peck to seek out higher compensation elsewhere.

Salary and Benefit Information

Competitive Salaries

The Peck School benchmarks the salaries of its employees against other leading independent schools in NJ, and is committed to offering salaries in the top tier of its peer group. Salaries are structured in a banded compensation system that is informed by objective data based on a national sample of peer schools—ensuring transparency, clear communication, and meaningful dialogue about career development and professional growth. Peck also offers opportunities to honor and promote teachers for excellence in teaching.
The banded system provides transparency and allows for promotion from a “Peck Teacher” designation to a “Peck Teacher Leader” designation. Peck seeks to give teachers an opportunity for promotion without moving to administration. Peck teachers have bands based on years of experience (1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, 25-30, 31-35, 36-40, 41-45) that range from 25% to 75% of median salaries compared against benchmark schools. Teachers move within each band on a yearly basis and typically hover in the higher part of the range. Peck Teacher Leaders have similar experience-based bands that range from 50% to 90% of median salaries compared against benchmark schools.

 

Retirement

Peck offers a robust 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, the leading provider of financial services for the academic field. All full-time employees are eligible to participate in this (mandatory) plan, which includes a 6% school contribution for new employees, and scales up to an 11.5% contribution after established years of service thresholds.  Employees under the age of 26 are not required to participate.

Tuition Remission

All full-time Peck employees may apply their child(ren) to Peck if they wish, following the school’s Admissions Process. Peck offers 25% tuition remission during the first two years of employment per enrolled child, and 90% tuition remission thereafter, up to three children at a time.

Health Insurance Benefits

Group Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance: All full-time employees are eligible for Peck’s high-quality, comprehensive health insurance plans, which include different coverage options for just individuals to full family coverage. This program insures for hospital, surgical, laboratory, and limited preventative care expenses. It also includes a prescription plan. Currently, Peck offers insurance through BCBS Horizon PPO. The employee portion of the premium is paid via payroll deduction, and coverage begins for new employees on the first day of employment with a one-month enrollment period. Peck also offers optional low-cost Dental and Vision Insurance through Guardian.

Health Savings Accounts: Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) allow employees to set aside money in a pre-tax account that can be used to pay for qualified medical expenses. Full-time employees enrolled in a qualified high-deductible health insurance plan are eligible to participate in Peck’s HSA program. Additionally, Peck contributes to its employees’ HSAs accounts (currently, at half the amount of the employee’s deductible). Employees may also contribute pre-tax dollars to their HSA accounts through payroll deduction, up to the federal contribution limit. HSA accounts roll over year-to-year.

Other Benefits

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  • Cafeteria Section 125 Plan ("Flex")

    Full-time employees have the option to elect to use pre-tax “flex” dollars to pay for health care expenses and dependent care expenses.
  • Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability

    Short-Term Disability: All full-time employees are eligible for Peck’s long-term and short-term disability benefits, including disability due to pregnancy. Peck will provide up to eight weeks of full-pay, and thereafter, the remaining weeks (up to 18) at the regulated amount set by the State of New Jersey. 

    Long-Term Disability: Full-time employees are able to receive benefits from Peck’s Long-Term Disability after being out of work for six months. This program is contributory (which allows benefits received not to be taxed), and is paid at 60% of salary up to a $5,000/month maximum.
  • New Parent Leave

    Ten days of paid leave will be provided to any employee (other than those eligible for short-term disability leave due to pregnancy) to be taken during the first three months after the birth of a child of the employee, or placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care. 
  • Life Insurance

    Full-time employees receive $50,000 of life insurance at no cost to them.
  • Professional Development

    Conferences, Workshops, and Training: Peck sponsors conferences, workshops, and training approved in advance, and includes reasonable accommodations, travel, and meal allowance.

    Graduate Study Tuition:  Peck believes in the value of continuing education and will support individuals pursuing advanced degrees, provided that the course of study will have a significant impact in the individual’s work at Peck. Employees are eligible to apply for tuition reimbursement funds to pursue a graduate degree after two years of employment. The school will reimburse tuition for approved courses of study at a rate of 80% of tuition for up to nine credits per year. 
  • Daily Lunch

    Employees receive lunch through our award-winning dining services provider, Flik Independent School Dining.  Flik provides (to employees and students in grades 1-8) a hot lunch entree and salad, soup, and deli bars, all of which use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
  • Faculty/Staff Fitness Center

    Peck maintains a fitness center for its employees.
  • PEP/Summer Program

    Peck offers after-school classes (Peck Enrichment Program) for enrolled students during the school year, as well as a Summer Program in June and July. Employees are eligible for a discounted rate for both programs:

    • PEP: All employees with children currently enrolled at Peck may enroll them in the PEP program at 40% of the program cost for one class per year, after minimum enrollment for the class has already been met.

    • Summer Program: Employees of the summer program and employees whose job responsibilities require them to be on campus during the summer program can enroll children in the program at a heavily discounted rate.
  • Workers Compensation/Unemployment

    All full-time employees are eligible for both unemployment and worker’s compensation claims through the school.