On the FCPS website, pay scales are all labelled as “salary scales”, but some are really expected annual pay for hourly wage earners.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a U.S. federal law passed in 1938 and amended over the years that sets out rules for paying workers who receive an hourly wage. The FLSA distinguishes between workers who earn salaries and are “exempt” from regulations and workers who earn an hourly wage and are covered.

Most of FCPS’ Educational Support Professionals (ESP’s for short) are covered by FLSA. This includes instructional assistants, secretaries, custodians, food service workers, maintenance workers, etc. Although FCPS’ pay tables for these workers show annual pay rates that look like salaries, the workers are actually paid hourly and the pay table indicates the expected pay received for the base contract number of hours.

FCPS pay scales are labelled by the Fiscal Year (FY) to which they apply. For your convenience, this table shows which School Year is which Fiscal Year for the last few years:

School Year

Fiscal Year

2015 – 2016

FY 16

2014 – 2015

FY 15

2013 – 2014

FY 14


Current pay scales can be found on this FCPS webpage.

Older pay scales can be found here.