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ERIC Number: ED316929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 27
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Estimating a Competitive Salary for Lead Teachers in a Local School District from Survey Data.
Cohn, Elchanan; Bird, Ronald
Data from the 1986 Current Population Survey (CPS) and a 1987 survey of public and private enterprises in Orangeburg, South Carolina, provide the basis for estimating a salary schedule for lead teachers in Orangeburg School District 5. The underlying rationale for the development of lead teacher positions is described in terms of salary gaps between experienced teachers and other college graduates with similar attributes. Regression analysis is used to predict the earnings that lead teachers with given attributes (e.g., age, race, sex, schooling, and experience) would be expected to earn in nonteaching positions, and a salary schedule is developed for lead teachers with a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience and a master's degree. The proposed 1988-89 salary schedule for persons with a master's degree ranges from $34,500 to $41,300 (and higher salaries for teachers with more schooling), compared to the actual 1987-88 schedule in the district for teachers' with a Master's degree, ranging from $22,820 to $28,498. The proposed salary schedule allows teachers to earn as much as (and in some cases even more than) some of the principals or administrators, reducing the incentives of outstanding teachers to seek either administrative positions in the school system or jobs outside the school system. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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