10 alarming facts about teacher pay in the United States
- In the United States, many first-year teachers can expect to earn a salary of less than $40,000.
- The average teacher spends almost $500 on their own classroom supplies, and many teachers are forced to work a second job to make ends meet.
- Here are 10 alarming facts about teacher pay in the United States.
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With the beginning of the school year well underway, thousands of teachers across the United States are busy lesson-planning, supply-buying, and, most importantly, shaping the minds of tomorrow.
While educating our youngest generation is a huge responsibility, it comes with an unexpectedly low monetary return.Despite requiring significant schooling, training, and certification to become a teacher, the profession pays significantly less than other career paths requiring the same level of education.
Some teachers are even having to turn to alternative methods of making money on the side in order to make ends meet.
Here are 10 of the most alarming facts about teacher pay in the United States.