Civic Report No. 50 January 2007


How Much Are Public School Teachers Paid?

Table 1A: Mean Hourly Earnings for Public School Teachers relative to White-Collar and
Professional Workers (Organized by Public School Teacher Hourly Earnings)
Rank   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
           
1 Detroit MI 47.28 29.40 1.61 34.85 1.36 2005
2 San Francisco CA 46.70 34.24 1.36 39.66 1.18 2005
3 New York NY-NJ-PA 45.79 33.58 1.36 38.26 1.20 2005
4 Salinas CA 44.64 29.82 1.50 40.17 1.11 2005
5 Sacramento CA 44.19 26.26 1.68 32.70 1.35 2005
6 Los Angeles CA 44.03 28.08 1.57 35.94 1.23 2005
7 Hartford CT 43.95 30.19 1.46 33.31 1.32 2005
8 Grand Rapids MI 42.99 23.87 1.80 29.39 1.46 2005
9 Philadelphia PA-NJ-DE-MD 41.34 28.36 1.46 34.41 1.20 2004
10 San Diego CA 40.60 28.97 1.40 34.03 1.19 2004
11 Boston MA-NH 40.17 30.30 1.33 33.36 1.20 2005
12 Chicago IL-IN-WI 39.99 28.75 1.39 35.66 1.12 2005
13 Visalia CA 39.87 25.32 1.57 32.50 1.23 2005
14 Buffalo NY 39.18 23.14 1.69 31.10 1.26 2005
15 Springfield MA 39.07 31.19 1.25 39.35 0.99 2005
16 Providence RI-MA 38.92 26.93 1.45 31.46 1.24 2004
17 Rockford IL 38.67 24.87 1.55 30.57 1.26 2005
18 Cleveland OH 38.36 24.66 1.56 28.52 1.35 2004
19 Elkhart IN 37.94 20.33 1.87 23.59 1.61 2005
20 Rochester NY 37.88 25.80 1.47 29.19 1.30 2005
21 Pittsburgh PA 37.1 23.02 1.61 28.63 1.30 2004
22 Reading PA 37.10 25.54 1.45 28.79 1.29 2005
23 Dayton OH 37.08 25.22 1.47 28.86 1.28 2005
24 Indianapolis IN 37.03 24.12 1.54 28.96 1.28 2005
25 Kalamazoo MI 36.82 24.72 1.49 28.10 1.31 2003
26 Cincinnati OH-KY-IN 36.72 25.93 1.42 31.67 1.16 2005
27 Louisville KY-IN 36.60 20.50 1.79 21.68 1.69 2005
28 York PA 36.35 25.14 1.45 28.47 1.28 2005
29 Washington DC-VA-MD-WV 35.89 29.21 1.23 32.79 1.09 2005
30 Columbus OH 35.67 21.78 1.64 28.76 1.24 2005
31 Minneapolis MN-WI 35.19 35.19 1.35 31.69 1.11 2005
32 Youngstown OH-PA 34.86 22.28 1.56 26.62 1.31 2005
33 Johnstown PA 34.62 22.80 1.52 25.52 1.36 2005
34 Milwaukee WI 33.86 26.45 1.28 29.07 1.16 2005
35 St. Louis MO-IL 33.68 24.24 1.39 28.27 1.19 2005
36 Seattle WA 33.38 28.61 1.17 30.96 1.08 2004
37 Atlanta GA 32.90 26.27 1.25 32.07 1.03 2005
38 Denver CO 32.64 28.43 1.15 33.04 0.99 2005
39 Memphis TN-MS-AR 32.24 23.85 1.35 28.59 1.13 2006
40 Honolulu HI 32.01 25.43 1.26 32.00 1.00 2006
41 Portland OR-WA 31.79 25.81 1.23 31.02 1.02 2005
42 Iowa City IA 31.46 24.69 1.27 26.51 1.19 2005
43 Miami FL 31.33 23.08 1.36 28.44 1.10 2004
44 Virginia Beach VA-NC 31.21 24.42 1.28 25.72 1.21 2005
45 Greenville SC 30.96 23.00 1.35 27.11 1.14 2005
46 Kansas City MO-KS 30.82 23.28 1.32 29.61 1.04 2005
47 Augusta GA-SC 30.55 26.23 1.16 28.55 1.07 2006
48 New Orleans LA 30.36 23.24 1.31 27.84 1.09 2004
49 Houston TX 29.70 26.50 1.12 31.93 0.93 2004
50 Dallas TX 29.62 27.70 1.07 32.65 0.91 2005
51 Brownsville TX 29.14 20.41 1.43 26.79 1.09 2005
52 San Antonio TX 29.06 21.61 1.34 26.72 1.09 2005
53 Lincoln NE 28.34 20.13 1.41 23.58 1.20 2005
54 Knoxville TN 28.28 18.65 1.52 24.69 1.15 2005
55 Richmond VA 28.06 24.54 1.14 31.13 0.90 2005
56 Springfield MO 27.17 20.58 1.32 24.93 1.09 2005
57 Corpus Christi TX 27.03 18.33 1.47 22.89 1.18 2005
58 Austin TX 27.00 24.10 1.12 30.49 0.89 2005
59 Birmingham AL 26.53 22.92 1.16 24.75 1.07 2006
60 Amarillo TX 26.38 17.56 1.50 21.49 1.23 2005
61 Phoenix AZ 26.26 24.23 1.08 31.16 0.84 2005
62 Oklahoma City OK 26.08 20.66 1.26 25.61 1.02 2006
63 Charlotte NC-SC 25.18 24.31 1.04 28.45 0.89 2005
64 Orlando FL 25.03 23.22 1.08 25.40 0.99 2005
65 Raleigh NC 22.38 26.35 0.85 31.48 0.71 2004
66 Greensboro NC 21.67 21.56 1.01 26.62 0.81 2005
               

[table 1] [table 1A] [table 1B] [table 1C] [table 2] [table 3] [table 4] [table 4A] [table 5] [table 6]