ERIC Number: ED443198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Salaries of Teachers. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This report lists percentage distribution and annual median salaries (in constant 1998 dollars) of full-time elementary and secondary school teachers, by age for 1971-98. As a wave of younger teachers hired in the mid-1970s has aged, a demographic shift in the age of teachers has occurred. The percentage of full-time teachers 45 years or older has increased from about 26 percent in 1975 to 43 percent in 1993. The annual median salaries of full-time teachers decreased between 1971 and 1981 by about $500-$700 annually in each age group. Between 1981 and 1989, the salaries of teachers rose. For the oldest group of teachers, salaries rose by about $1,100 per year, on average, while for the middle and youngest age groups, salaries increased by smaller amounts. Since 1989, the salaries of the oldest and youngest groups of teachers have remained about the same, while the salaries of the middle-age group (between ages 35 and 44) have declined by about $400 per year, on average. Finally, the difference between the annual median salaries of bachelor's degree recipients and all teachers declined from about $5,000 in 1981 to $2,300 in 1998. (DFR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Government Publications, Public Schools, Teacher Employment, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Supply and Demand
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.