Why do Teachers earn less?

By Anonymous . 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?
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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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They are state employees that have their salaries supplemented by their school district.
Antinera said on May 7, 2020
Inflation has eroded most of teacher's salary increases, over the past decade. The average classroom teacher salary has increased 15.2%, but after adjusting for inflation. The average salary has actually decreased by $1,823 or 3.0%. Nationally, teachers earn 19% less than similarly skilled and educated professionals.
Anonymous said on Dec 31, 2019
They’re not paid as well as they should be period
Anonymous said on Dec 23, 2019
Not valued enough
A teacher's job is not as difficult and/or require as much skill as other careers.
lewsteeley said on Dec 17, 2019
I remember in high school how the people with the highest grades were recommended for careers in science, engineering, technology and the people who were gregarious were recommended for theater arts. The people with no particular skills were advised to become teachers. Please note that this an observation, not a judgement.
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A teacher's job is not as difficult and/or require as much skill as other careers.
Anonymous said on Dec 6, 2019
Teachers earn less because they're worth less (worthless?).
surianod said on Dec 5, 2019
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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Anonymous said on Dec 5, 2019
Most don't teach what they r pad to teach
Milan said on Dec 4, 2019
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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