ERIC Number: ED229847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Salaries in Oregon: A Longitudinal Study of Salaries of Teachers in Oregon Public Schools, Community Colleges, and the State System of Higher Education from 1971/72 through 1981/82.
Bogen, Gerald K.; And Others
Data on 169 beginning teachers' salaries were used to track changes in relative salaries in Oregon public schools and colleges over a 12-year period and to determine the financial consequences of starting teaching careers at different educational levels. Salaries of 70 elementary and secondary teachers, 62 community college teachers, and 37 state higher education system teachers--all with 3 years or less of teaching experience at the beginning of the period--were followed from 1971 through 1982. Data were collected on median salaries in current and constant (1971) dollars, the consumer price index and educational training. The sample was controlled to match teachers in equivalent disciplines at the different levels. Presented in four tables and four graphs, the findings show, among other things, that Oregon elementary and secondary teachers began (and stayed) at lower salaries than did those in the other two educational levels and that community college teachers began at lower salaries than higher education teachers but now make more. Four appendixes list the academic disciplines covered, the sample sizes in the schools and counties covered, and further data on median teacher salaries. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Div. of Educational Policy and Management.