Civic Report No. 50 January 2007


How Much Are Public School Teachers Paid?

Table 1: Mean Hourly Earnings for Public School Teachers relative to White-Collar
and Professional Workers (Organized Alphabetically by Metro Area)
  Public
School
Teacher
Mean
Hourly
Earnings

White-Collar
(Excluding
Sales) Mean
Hourly
Earnings
Total
Ratio of Mean
Hourly
Earnings for
Public School
Teachers to
White-Collar
Workers
Professional
Specialty and
Technical
Mean Hourly
Earnings
Total
Ratio of Mean
Hourly Earnings
for Public School
Teachers to
Professional
Specialty and
Technical Workers
Year Data
Obtained
             
National 34.06 25.08 1.36 30.66 1.11 2005
Metro Area
           
Amarillo, TX 26.38 17.56 1.50 21.49 1.23 2005
Atlanta GA 32.90 26.27 1.25 32.07 1.03 2005
Augusta GA-SC 30.55 26.23 1.16 28.55 1.07 2006
Austin TX 27.00 24.10 1.12 30.49 0.89 2005
Birmingham AL 26.53 22.92 1.16 24.75 1.07 2006
Boston MA-NH 40.17 30.30 1.33 33.36 1.20 2005
Brownsville TX 29.14 20.41 1.43 26.79 1.09 2005
Buffalo NY 39.18 23.14 1.69 31.10 1.26 2005
Charlotte NC-SC 28.18 24.31 1.04 28.45 0.89 2005
Chicago IL-IN-WI 39.99 28.75 1.39 35.66 1.12 2005
Cincinnati OH-KY-IN 36.72 25.93 1.42 31.67 1.16 2005
Cleveland OH 38.36 24.66 1.56 28.52 1.35 2004
Columbus OH 35.67 21.78 1.64 28.76 1.24 2005
Corpus Christi TX 27.03 18.33 1.47 22.89 1.18 2005
Dallas TX 29.62 27.70 1.07 32.65 0.91 2005
Dayton OH 37.08 25.22 1.47 28.86 1.28 2005
Denver CO 32.64 28.43 1.15 33.04 0.99 2005
Detroit MI 47.28 29.40 1.61 34.85 1.36 2005
Elkhart IN 37.94 20.33 1.87 23.59 1.61 2005
Grand Rapids MI 42.99 23.87 1.80 29.39 1.46 2005
Greensboro NC 21.67 21.56 1.01 26.62 0.81 2005
Greenville SC 30.96 23.00 1.35 27.11 1.14 2005
Hartford CT 43.95 30.19 1.46 33.31 1.32 2005
Honolulu HI 32.01 25.43 1.26 32.00 1.00 2006
Houston TX 29.70 26.50 1.12 31.93 0.93 2004
Indianapolis IN 37.03 24.12 1.54 28.96 1.28 2005
Iowa City IA 31.46 24.69 1.27 26.51 1.19 2005
Johnstown PA 34.62 22.80 1.52 25.52 1.36 2005
Kalamazoo MI 36.82 24.72 1.49 28.10 1.31 2003
Kansas City MO-KS 30.82 23.28 1.32 29.61 1.04 2005
Knoxville TN 28.28 18.65 1.52 24.69 1.15 2005
Lincoln NE 28.34 20.13 1.41 23.58 1.20 2005
Los Angeles CA 44.03 28.08 1.57 35.94 1.23 2005
Louisville KY-IN 36.60 20.50 1.79 21.68 1.69 2005
Memphis TN-MS-AR 32.24 23.85 1.35 28.59 1.13 2006
Miami FL 31.33 23.08 1.36 28.44 1.10 2004
Milwaukee WI 33.86 26.45 1.28 29.07 1.16 2005
Minneapolis MN-WI 35.19 26.12 1.35 31.69 1.11 2005
New Orleans LA 30.36 23.24 1.31 27.84 1.09 2004
New York NY-NJ-PA 45.79 33.58 1.36 38.26 1.20 2005
Oklahoma City OK 26.08 20.66 1.26 25.61 1.02 2006
Orlando FL 25.03 23.22 1.08 25.40 0.99 2005
Philadelphia PA-NJ-DE-MD 41.34 28.36 1.46 34.41 1.20 2004
Phoenix AZ 26.26 24.23 1.08 31.16 0.84 2005
Pittsburgh PA 37.10 23.02 1.61 28.63 1.30 2004
Portland OR-WA 31.79 25.81 1.23 31.02 1.02 2005
Providence RI-MA 38.92 26.93 1.45 31.46 1.24 2004
Raleigh NC 22.38 26.35 0.85 31.48 0.71 2004
Reading PA 37.10 25.54 1.45 28.79 1.29 2005
Richmond VA 28.06 24.54 1.14 31.13 0.90 2005
Rochester NY 37.88 25.80 1.47 29.19 1.30 2005
Rockford IL 38.67 24.87 1.55 30.57 1.26 2005
Sacramento-CA 44.19 26.26 1.68 32.70 1.35 2005
Salinas CA 44.64 29.82 1.50 40.17 1.11 2005
San Antonio TX 29.06 21.61 1.34 26.72 1.09 2005
San Diego CA 40.60 28.97 1.40 34.03 1.19 2004
San Francisco CA 46.70 34.24 1.36 39.66 1.18 2005
Seattle WA 33.38 28.61 1.17 30.96 1.08 2004
Springfield MA 39.07 31.19 1.25 39.35 0.99 2005
Springfield MO 27.17 20.58 1.32 24.93 1.09 2005
St. Louis MO-IL 33.68 24.24 1.39 28.27 1.19 2005
Virginia VA-NC 31.21 24.42 1.28 25.72 1.21 2005
Visalia CA 39.87 25.32 1.57 32.50 1.23 2005
Washington DC-VA-MD-WV 35.89 29.21 1.23 32.79 1.09 2005
York PA 36.35 25.14 1.45 28.47 1.28 2005
Youngstown OH-PA 34.86 22.28 1.56 26.62 1.31 2005
             

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