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ERIC Number: ED380435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
A Study of Factors Influencing Teacher Salaries in Vermont.
Callas, Rosanne; McCormick, Rod
A study was done of factors affecting differences in teacher salaries among Vermont towns. Data from 181 local education agencies were used for the study and a set of factors was examined that included family, community, and school information to determine what influences teacher salaries. Findings included the following: (1) average teacher's salaries across districts range from a high of $43,958 to a low of $21,515; (2) five factors were associated with average teachers salary: average teachers education, ranked average daily membership, median income, cost per pupil, and average teachers experience (as these increase, teacher salary increases); (3) larger school districts generally have higher average teacher salaries and better educated and more experienced teachers; (4) lack of education opportunities for teachers in areas far from colleges with graduate education programs may adversely affect their salary scale, promotion, and general staff development; (5) several indirect factors are associated with average teachers salary: education level of parents, percent of children on food stamps, and child abuse rate. Overall teacher salaries were found to be not just a reflection of wealth in a community but also of the level of education in the community, the child abuse rate, and other socio-economic factors. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vermont Legislative Council, Montpelier.; Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont