ERIC Number: ED269402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Competitive Salary Levels for Teachers in the Public Schools of the Southeast. Occasional Papers in Educational Policy Analysis. Paper No. 418.
Based on earning data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 1984 Survey of Income and Employment, this study estimates annual salaries of persons in teaching and nonteaching occupations. Data was analyzed using the variables of education, work experience, sex, race, marital status, weeks worked annually, hours worked weekly, urban or nonurban residence, and college degree holder status. Bases of comparison through a range of earning alternatives included: characteristics of the existing teacher work force, characteristics of the general nonteacher work force, and characteristics of the white male college-educated work force. Findings indicated that current teacher salaries are below alternative earning opportunities in other occupations by $6,718 for persons with the same sociodemographic characteristics as present teachers. When compared with nonteaching college-educated workers with the same sociodemographic characteristics, the figure was $10,268 less. In comparison to estimated alternative earning opportunity of white male college-educated workers in nonteaching jobs, the amount was $16,563 less. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Regional Council for Educational Improvement, Research Triangle Park, NC.