Monday, February 5

$34.06/hour

The Manhattan Institute, a New York conservative think tank, said schoolteachers in America earned an average of $34.06 per hour in 2005, which was $8.98 more than the average nonsales, white-collar worker. The report claims to "make no judgments in this report about whether public school teachers are underpaid or overpaid" -- but read the study here, and some of the response in the press here and here.
You don't need a Ph.D in statistics to think something's missing here.

1 Comments:

At 5:22 PM, Blogger Gil Student said...

Note that this is a comparison of hourly wages rather than annual salaries. Teachers generally work only 9 months a year, so their annual salaries compare with 75% of equivalent non-teaching positions.

 

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