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What Impacts Teacher Salaries?

PayScale presents WHAT IMPACTS TEACHER SALARIES? For those who choose teaching as a career, it isn't typically for the high paycheck. But, there are some things that can have a positive or negative influence on a teacher's pay. And, some of them may surprise you. UNIVERSITY WHAT YOU TEACH CAN INCREASE OR DECREASE YOUR SALARY AMOUNT OF PAY INCREASE OR DECREASE BASED ON SUBJECT 21% 13% % B% 6% 2% -1% -2% -11% -12% -13% -13% -13% US MEDIAN SALARY $63,600 ALL PROF. REPORT CARD JOB SATISFACTION WORK STRESS SECONDARY Secondary school teachers with a master's degree make 7% more than those with just a bachelor's degree. Those with a PhD make 11% more. On average, language arts teachers make 11% less than physics teachers. -3%-4%-6% US MEDIAN SALARY $43,300 5% 4% 3%% 11% PUBLIC PRIVATE PHD 7% REPORT CARD JOB SATISFACTION AMOUNT OF PAY INCREASE OR MA DECREASE BASED ON SUBJECT D- BA WORK STRESS ELEMENTARY Teaching at a private school can reduce a teacher's salary by REPORT CARD PUBLIC PRIVATE PUBLIC PRIVATE 11% JOB SATISFACTION A- WORK STRESS 86% US MEDIAN SALARY of elementary teachers are female $40,100 Best-Paying BEST-PAYING METRO AREAS WORST-PAYING METRO AREAS BEST & WORST Metro Area ELEMENTARY Worst-Paying Metro Area Bridgeport, CT $53,500 Jackson, MS $30,700 Bakersfield, CA $51,300 Colorado Springs, CO $31,300 Riverside, CA $49,600 Tuscon, AZ $33,000 SECONDARY Riverside, CA $54,700 Provo, UT $33,300 San Jose, CA $54,700 Oklahoma City, OK $34,400 New Haven, CT $53,600 Portland, ME $34,500 UNIVERSITY Boston, MA $103,000 Lakeland, FL $46,500 Philadephia, PA $99,100 Charlotte, NC $60,000 San Francisco, CA $97,700 Scranton, PA $60,900 Source: All data is provided by online salary database 2000-2011 PayScale, Inc. Methodology: presented by i: PayScale ןהיי דלו NGINEERING ECONOMICS BUSINESS COMPUTER PHYSICS BIOLOGY CHEMISTRY CATION FOREIGN LANG. A901018 HISTORY HSITONE A HSINYES

What Impacts Teacher Salaries?

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Does a high school teacher with a Ph.D. earn more than one without? Yes. How much more? See the answer below. PayScale reveals surprising facts about teacher pay.


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