ERIC Number: ED328551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Comparability of Teacher Salaries to the Earnings of Other College Graduates in the Southeast: 1990 Update.
Haenn, Joseph F.
This report compares the average annual earnings of teachers to the average annual earnings of college graduates in full-time salaried, nonteaching positions in six states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. This is the seventh in a series of annual analyses of wage comparability studies. In addition to comparing average earnings, the report represents several other comparisons between teachers and other college-educated workers, e.g., the growth in earnings throughout a career. One purpose of the analysis is to determine amounts teachers need to be paid to make their salaries equivalent to the earnings of college graduates with similar education and work experience in other occupations, e.g., executives, administrators, and managerial supervisors. It is noted in the conclusion that despite the growth of teachers' salaries over the last 7 years in the Southeast and a slower rate of growth for the earnings of other college-educated workers in the region, teachers' salaries are still not competitive enough to ensure the attraction and retention of adequate numbers of qualified teachers. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Educational Improvement Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Identifiers: Alabama; Florida; Georgia; Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina
Note: For the 1989 update, see ED 318 710.