The Big Bucks

This post is full of links – every image is a link to the site in question.

From, an overview of how much people earn in private schools:


And in public schools:


and in colleges/universities:


I should note that, especially at the college level, the standard deviation of these values can be very large. Economics and computer science professors get paid a ton more than English or History professors, as incentive to attract people who could make big bucks working in industry. Pay varies a lot from district to district in public schools as well. Here is a map of average public school teacher pay the US from 2008:



And here’s one from Massachusetts, to show how much k-12 teacher salaries vary even within the same state. Right now it’s showing high school teacher pay; click on the image to go to WBUR’s site and see the same spread for middle- or grade-school teachers.

That’s some pretty impressive discrepancy, even after you think about cost-of-living.


About Colin Fredericks

By day I help to create online courses at HarvardX. By night I write roleplaying games.

Posted on June 6, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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