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Teaching America

TEACHING AMER CE Compared to other developed countries, in the United States teachers generally spend more time teaching but apparently without an equivalent advantage in pay. American teachers spend on average 1,080 HOURS TEACHING EACH YEAR. Across the OECD, the average is: 794 HOURS PRIMARY EDUCATION 709 HOURS LOWER SECONDARY EDUCATION 653 HOURS UPPER SECONDARY EDUCATION GENERAL PROGRAMS The average public primary-school teacher who has worked 15 years and has received the minimum amount of training earns: $43,633 221% OECD average: $39,007 In the United States, a teacher with 15 years of experience makes a salary that is 96% of the country's GDP per capita. 117% 96% Across the OECD, a teacher of equivalent experience makes 117% of GDP per capita. At the high end of the scale, in Korea, the average teacher at this level makes a full 221% of the country's GDP per capita. US OECD KOREA 69.4% US The demographics of teachers in the United States look similar to those of teachers elsewhere 65.1% in the developed world. OECD Across all levels of education, 69.4% of teachers are women, compared with 65.1% across the OECD. 41.6% The percentage of women instructors in post-secondary (also called tertiary) education is 41.6% in the United States, compared to 39% across the OECD. US 39% OECD Of the countries for which data are available, the share of women teaching higher education is lowest in Japan, at 17.9%. 17.9% JAPAN According to a 2006 study done by the National Education Association, 50% of teachers leave the profession within five years because of poor working conditions and low salaries. Yet, according to the 2006 General Social Survey, teaching ranks among the Top 10 most gratifying jobs with 69% of teachers reporting they were very satisfied with their jobs. $68.6 BILLION Currently, the budget is $68.6 billion, according to the Dept. of Education website. $708 The proposed defense budget for fiscal 2011 is $708 billion. There actually isn't a link between spending and student achievement. National graduation rates and achievement scores are flat, while spending on education has increased more than 100% since 1971. 2$ 1971 TODAY SOURCES: html DESIGN: @jayjaypowpow INFORMATION PROVIDED BY: %24

Teaching America

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This infographic provides information teacher salary and work hours in the U.S. It provides information for how many hours teacher work and how much they get paid. It also provides a comparative analy...




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