No one seems to dispute the argument that school teachers are underpaid – but few outside the education system seem to know how much they make.
Along with their salaries, our teachers receive generous benefits. Included are health care and vacations.
Pay Scale states — based on experience — the national pay generally ranges from $34,226 to $56,355 with an annual bonus of $1,000 per teacher. The average salary is in the low $40,000 range. Los Angeles pays teachers more, while Detroit has lower paid teachers.
American Federation of Teachers (AFT) states, according to its’ latest teacher salary survey, the average salary for traditional public school teachers increased 4.5 percent in 2006-07 to $51,009.
Do you earn more than a teacher?