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What is a bilingual salary differential?
This is a salary differential offered to regular LAUSD employees as part of their job, if they are regularly required to:
  • Speak in a non-English language OR
  • Read and write in a non-English language OR
  • Use sign language at a basic level
The amount of the differentials may be found in Personnel Commission Rule 588. The salary differential becomes effective on the first day of the pay period following its approval.


How do I earn a bilingual salary differential?
In order to qualify for one of these differentials, the employee must:
  1. Obtain a certification from the site administrator or supervisor indicating that the employee is frequently called upon to use a second language.
  2. Meet non-English language fluency standards prescribed by the Personnel Commission staff.
  3. Obtain Classified Employment Services Branch approval for the salary differential to become effective.
If you are interested in earning a bilingual differential because your position requires you to be proficient in Spanish, follow the steps described in the Spanish Language option.

If you are interested in earning a bilingual differential because your position requires you to be proficient in a second language other than Spanish, follow the steps in the All Other Languages option.