ERIC Number: ED318710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
An Analysis of the Comparability of Teacher Salaries to the Earnings of Other College Graduates in the Southeast: 1989 Update. Research Report.
Haenn, Joseph F.; Bird, Ronald E.
Based on data compiled from the U.S. Census Bureau "Current Population Survey" (March 1989), 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. In addition to comparing average earnings, the report presents several other comparisons between teachers and other college educated workers, e.g., executives, administrators, and managerial supervisors. One of the comparisons concerns the growth of earnings throughout a career. Individuals considering an occupation are interested in how they will be rewarded for increased experience. Another comparison is made of the distribution of earnings by age for teachers and for other college educated workers. The relationship between low teacher salaries and the dwindling pool of teachers is discussed. This report is the sixth in a series of annual analyses of wage comparability. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Educational Improvement Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.