Often the debate touches on the salaries of teachers. Do public school teachers make the same or not as their private school peers? It can be hard to tell. But then I stumbled on this post from Mark Perry over at Carpie Diem.
Here is the money shot:
Amazing isn’t it?
First, let’s take a look at some numbers.
- First year teachers are bringing home 42k a year. Yowza!
- Public school teachers NEVER make less than 27% more than private teachers.
- A first year public teacher makes the same amount as a 25 year private school teacher.
Look, $42,000 isn’t a lot of money. And neither is $65,000 after 30 years in. But it ain’t bad either. And don’t forget, the public school teachers are gettin’ health insurance, pensions and tenure.
A pretty good gig.