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@bathina wrote:

@RainyDayGirl wrote:

@Boehm Collector wrote:

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in overabundance and making 76k+ tenured.  Full benefits, no summer work and don't have to get up when it snows.  Never teach more than 4 classes daily.  

 

I picked the wrong profession. 



That is similar to our area. My girlfriend taught from 10 am - 2 pm. She started at $75,000 with full benefits for her family. 

Many tenured teachers are making $100,000+. And their pensions are out of this world. 


PS - I wanted to add the $75,000 starting salary was almost 10 years ago.


Teachers in my local school district (and the surrounding districts too) are making similar salaries.  Seasoned teachers are making well over 100k and when they retire their pensions are 2/3 of their last salaries in addition to SS.


@haddon9 and @drizzella .. About 10 years ago teachers in my town with 25 years experience were getting $125,000.00 a year..


WHERE do you live? Geez. Did I pick the wrong state for my profession.


I think it's a bunch of baloney. I have several teachers in my family and the highest paid makes 82,000 in New Jersey. She's been in the job for 34 years.


@bathina . It's not baloney.  It depends on the school district.  Not all within a state will pay the same.  Many in NJ  (I'm from south Jersey) don't pay as much as in southeastern PA.  There are districts in NY, CT & MD that pay a lot too.  I'm sure there are others.

 

The seasoned teachers in my district get over $110,000.00 . A friend of mine retired a few years ago.  Both her & her husband were specialists (reading & math) and both were making over 100k.

 

 

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@RainyDayGirl wrote:

@Boehm Collector wrote:

@haddon9 wrote:

@drizzella wrote:

@Jtdmum wrote:

in overabundance and making 76k+ tenured.  Full benefits, no summer work and don't have to get up when it snows.  Never teach more than 4 classes daily.  

 

I picked the wrong profession. 



That is similar to our area. My girlfriend taught from 10 am - 2 pm. She started at $75,000 with full benefits for her family. 

Many tenured teachers are making $100,000+. And their pensions are out of this world. 


PS - I wanted to add the $75,000 starting salary was almost 10 years ago.


Teachers in my local school district (and the surrounding districts too) are making similar salaries.  Seasoned teachers are making well over 100k and when they retire their pensions are 2/3 of their last salaries in addition to SS.


@haddon9 and @drizzella .. About 10 years ago teachers in my town with 25 years experience were getting $125,000.00 a year..


WHERE do you live? Geez. Did I pick the wrong state for my profession.


@RainyDayGirl Bucks County, Pa.  The sourrounding districts have similar salaries.  Average teacher salary in my local district is 99K.  It tops out to over 110K.

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@bathina wrote:


I think it's a bunch of baloney. I have several teachers in my family and the highest paid makes 82,000 in New Jersey. She's been in the job for 34 years.


I taught for 30 years, the last 23 spent in a wealthier NJ district.  I retired in 2004 and was making  more than $82,000.  Despite our higher salaries, most faculty members still could not afford to live within the district. (and most of the nearby ones)

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Here are data from 2016-17:

2016-17 National Average Starting Teacher Salary: $38,617

 

StateAvg. Starting Salary
Alabama$38,477
Alaska$46,785
Arkansas$33,973
Arizona$34,068
California*$44,782
Colorado$32,980
Connecticut$45,280
District of Columbia*$51,359
Delaware$41,415
Federal Education Association$49,120
Florida$37,405
Georgia$34,872
Hawaii$45,963
Iowa$35,766
Idaho$33,743
Illinois$38,820
Indiana$35,241
Kansas$34,883
Kentucky$36,494
Louisiana$40,128
Massachusetts$44,726
Maryland$44,675
Maine$33,876
Michigan$36,234
Minnesota$37,644
Missouri$31,842
Mississippi$34,780
Montana$30,036
North Carolina$37,514
North Dakota$38,032
Nebraska$33,854
New Hampshire$36,845
New Jersey$51,179
New Mexico$34,544
Nevada$37,973
New York$44,935
Ohio$35,249
Oklahoma$31,919
Oregon$35,534
Pennsylvania$44,144
Rhode Island$41,481
South Carolina$33,057
South Dakota$37,419
Tennessee$36,402
Texas$40,725
Utah$35,722
Virginia$39,398
Vermont$38,483
Washington$40,426
Wisconsin$36,983
West Virginia$33,684
Wyoming$45,207

 

How many among us could bear dealing with school security issues today, or maybe take a bullet for a child, for those salaries?

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@haddon9 wrote:

@RainyDayGirl wrote:

@Boehm Collector wrote:

@haddon9 wrote:

@drizzella wrote:

@Jtdmum wrote:

in overabundance and making 76k+ tenured.  Full benefits, no summer work and don't have to get up when it snows.  Never teach more than 4 classes daily.  

 

I picked the wrong profession. 



That is similar to our area. My girlfriend taught from 10 am - 2 pm. She started at $75,000 with full benefits for her family. 

Many tenured teachers are making $100,000+. And their pensions are out of this world. 


PS - I wanted to add the $75,000 starting salary was almost 10 years ago.


Teachers in my local school district (and the surrounding districts too) are making similar salaries.  Seasoned teachers are making well over 100k and when they retire their pensions are 2/3 of their last salaries in addition to SS.


@haddon9 and @drizzella .. About 10 years ago teachers in my town with 25 years experience were getting $125,000.00 a year..


WHERE do you live? Geez. Did I pick the wrong state for my profession.


@RainyDayGirl Bucks County, Pa.  The sourrounding districts have similar salaries.  Average teacher salary in my local district is 99K.  It tops out to over 110K.


 

I also live in Bucks County, PA.

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I do know that elementary make the same as high school. I was saying k-12 (esp. public school) do not make the same as tenured college professors or many college teachers.

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I do know that elementary make the same as high school. I was saying k-12 (esp. public school) do not make the same as tenured college professors or many college teachers.


@on the bay . I don't know what college professors make.  I was only stating what I know public school teachers make in my local and surrounding districts.

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Here are data from 2016-17:

2016-17 National Average Starting Teacher Salary: $38,617

 

StateAvg. Starting Salary
Alabama$38,477
Alaska$46,785
Arkansas$33,973
Arizona$34,068
California*$44,782
Colorado$32,980
Connecticut$45,280
District of Columbia*$51,359
Delaware$41,415
Federal Education Association$49,120
Florida$37,405
Georgia$34,872
Hawaii$45,963
Iowa$35,766
Idaho$33,743
Illinois$38,820
Indiana$35,241
Kansas$34,883
Kentucky$36,494
Louisiana$40,128
Massachusetts$44,726
Maryland$44,675
Maine$33,876
Michigan$36,234
Minnesota$37,644
Missouri$31,842
Mississippi$34,780
Montana$30,036
North Carolina$37,514
North Dakota$38,032
Nebraska$33,854
New Hampshire$36,845
New Jersey$51,179
New Mexico$34,544
Nevada$37,973
New York$44,935
Ohio$35,249
Oklahoma$31,919
Oregon$35,534
Pennsylvania$44,144
Rhode Island$41,481
South Carolina$33,057
South Dakota$37,419
Tennessee$36,402
Texas$40,725
Utah$35,722
Virginia$39,398
Vermont$38,483
Washington$40,426
Wisconsin$36,983
West Virginia$33,684
Wyoming$45,207

 

How many among us could bear dealing with school security issues today, or maybe take a bullet for a child, for those salaries?


I live in Washington state. I won't even tell you what my starting salary was..it's too laughable. I live in Seattle, one of the highest priced cities in the U.S. I can tell you right now that teacher salaries are not commensurate with cost of living, nor are pensions. We all took other measures to assure we'd be okay in retirement, giving up take home pay then in order to survive now. The administrators get the 6 figures in my state, not the teachers. And yes, I've experienced lock downs, gang activity, a shot gun in a backpack, and fights in the classroom. I was never the object of any attack. It was always other students in jeopardy. One of my students with a criminal gang history killed a guy across the street from the school. It wasn't that way when I began teaching. There were times when I hated to see the weekends come because I didn't want to leave the classroom. By the millennium, I was more than ready to give up my career. It had changed THAT much.

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@haddon9 wrote:

@bathina wrote:

@RainyDayGirl wrote:

@Boehm Collector wrote:

@haddon9 wrote:

@drizzella wrote:

@Jtdmum wrote:

in overabundance and making 76k+ tenured.  Full benefits, no summer work and don't have to get up when it snows.  Never teach more than 4 classes daily.  

 

I picked the wrong profession. 



That is similar to our area. My girlfriend taught from 10 am - 2 pm. She started at $75,000 with full benefits for her family. 

Many tenured teachers are making $100,000+. And their pensions are out of this world. 


PS - I wanted to add the $75,000 starting salary was almost 10 years ago.


Teachers in my local school district (and the surrounding districts too) are making similar salaries.  Seasoned teachers are making well over 100k and when they retire their pensions are 2/3 of their last salaries in addition to SS.


@haddon9 and @drizzella .. About 10 years ago teachers in my town with 25 years experience were getting $125,000.00 a year..


WHERE do you live? Geez. Did I pick the wrong state for my profession.


I think it's a bunch of baloney. I have several teachers in my family and the highest paid makes 82,000 in New Jersey. She's been in the job for 34 years.


@bathina . It's not baloney.  It depends on the school district.  Not all within a state will pay the same.  Many in NJ  (I'm from south Jersey) don't pay as much as in southeastern PA.  There are districts in NY, CT & MD that pay a lot too.  I'm sure there are others.

 

The seasoned teachers in my district get over $110,000.00 . A friend of mine retired a few years ago.  Both her & her husband were specialists (reading & math) and both were making over 100k.

 

 


Principals here make around 65,000.