Why do Teachers earn less?

By Rodney . Created on Nov 28, 2019
It is a well-known fact that a teacher's salary, in most states, is significantly lower than a person in a different industry, with the same number of years of service, and with the same level of education (ie, bachelor, master degree, etc). Why do teachers earn less?
Everything Else 578 votes | 26 Comments
They are state employees that have their salaries supplemented by their school district.

They are state employees that have their salaries supplemented by their school district.

The profession is not as valued as other professions.

The profession is not as valued as other professions.

Teachers has a lot of time off, including the Summer;

Teachers has a lot of time off, including the Summer;

A teacher's job is not as difficult and/or require as much skill as other careers.

A teacher's job is not as difficult and/or require as much skill as other careers.

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A teacher's job is not as difficult and/or require as much skill as other careers.
Marcus said a week ago
Teachers earn less because they're worth less (worthless?).
surianod said a week ago
Only in aMERICA to they get paid less because they are supplemented by their school district. So if you teach in a rich area you get paid more than if you teach in a poor area. You actually get what you pay for. In most other countries they get paid a lot more and the scores show it. A lot of aMeRiCaNs come and teach in Canada because even with the exchange rate they still START off at a higher salary than below ...
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David said a week ago
Most don't teach what they r pad to teach
Milan said a week ago
Yeah they are underpaid! Add up the hours spent by teachers making1). Lesson plans,
2). Grading daily work and tests. 3). Actual classroom sessions with students. 4) parent teacher interviews and consultations. 5). Teacher administration consults 6). Extracurricular teacher expectations--study halls, school activity monitors, assistant coaching responsilitie...
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They are state employees that have their salaries supplemented by their school district.
Sheila said a week ago
Teacher do need more money because what they have to deal with ,when parents are not being parents and teach them right from wrong then it falls on the teachers
The profession is not as valued as other professions.
pjv5119 said a week ago
In my state, the public school teacher salaries are funded by taxes State or local and I think some federal. In the past decade our politicians have cut school funding as much as 40%. The schools have had to make large cuts in spending which includes salaries to teachers. That is why our state colleges have dramaticly increased student tuition. Which by the has caused a crisis in the student loan industry we all...
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Teachers has a lot of time off, including the Summer;
Linda said a week ago
School is not the same we actually learned lefted knowing and having skills. We can tell time read and do math without electronics.
The profession is not as valued as other professions.
Miranda said a week ago
People don’t value teachers like they should! Imagine a world without them, we’d all be stupid!