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ERIC Number: ED016123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
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HOW WELL ARE THEY PAID.
American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.
A SURVEY OF SALARIES PAID IN 26 KEY OCCUPATIONS WORKING WITH THE BLIND WAS CONDUCTED BY THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS IN 1966 (VT 003 405). THIS PUBLICATION INTERPRETS THE MAJOR FINDINGS OF THAT STUDY. OF 11,000 PERSONS GIVING DIRECT SERVICE TO THE BLIND, ABOUT HALF WERE IN PROFESSIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS. ANNUAL SALARIES OF ELEMENTARY TEACHERS IN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS FOR THE BLIND WERE $2,000 LESS THAN THOSE OF THE BLIND IN LOCAL DAY SCHOOLS AND $170 LESS THAN THOSE OF FACTORY WORKERS. VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION COUNSELORS IN GOVERNMENT OR STATE AGENCIES WITH AN ANNUAL SALARY OF $7,080 LED THOSE IN PRIVATE AGENCIES BY $550. GENERAL STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICE COUNSELORS RECEIVED $530 MORE PER YEAR THAN THEIR INSTATE AGENCIES. SOCIAL CASEWORKERS WITH MASTER'S DEGREE BARELY SURPASSED THE $7,000 MINIMUM RECOMMENDED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS FOR BEGINNING SOCIAL WORKERS WITH THIS DEGREE. THE AVERAGE INCOME OF REHABILITATION, OR HOME, TEACHERS WAS $5,880, LOWEST OF SALARIED AGENCY WORKERS. CASEWORK SUPERVISORS AVERAGED $8,110, ALSO LOWER THAN COUNTERPARTS WHO SUPERVISED VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND SOCIAL CASEWORKERS. ADMINISTRATOR SALARIES WERE $11,200 FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCY DIRECTORS, $11,290 FOR SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS, AND $8,700 FOR NONGOVERNMENT AGENCY DIRECTORS. GENERALLY, MEDIAN SALARIES OF WORKERS FOR THE BLIND WERE LITTLE MORE THAN BEGINNING SALARIES OFFERED IN THE BUSINESS WORLD. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FREE FROM THE AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE BLIND, 15 WEST 16TH STREET, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10011. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: American Foundation for the Blind, New York, NY.
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