Civic Report No. 50 January 2007


How Much Are Public School Teachers Paid?

Table 1B: Mean Hourly Earnings for Public School Teachers relative to White-Collar
and Professional Workers (Organized by the ratio of Mean Hourly Earnings for
Public School Teachers to White-Collar Workers)
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 Elkhart IN 37.94 20.33 1.87 23.59 1.61 2005
2 Grand Rapids MI 42.99 23.87 1.80 29.39 1.46 2005
3 Louisville KY-IN 36.60 20.50 1.79 21.68 1.69 2005
4 Buffalo NY 39.18 23.14 1.69 31.10 1.26 2005
5 Sacramento CA 44.19 26.26 1.68 32.70 1.35 2005
6 Columbus OH 35.67 21.78 1.64 28.76 1.24 2005
7 Pittsburgh PA 37.10 23.02 1.61 28.63 1.30 2004
8 Detroit MI 47.28 29.40 1.61 34.85 1.36 2005
9 Visalia CA 39.87 25.32 1.57 32.50 1.23 2005
10 Los Angeles CA 44.03 28.08 1.57 35.94 1.23 2005
11 Youngstown OH-PA 34.86 22.28 1.56 26.62 1.31 2005
12 Cleveland OH 38.36 24.66 1.56 28.52 1.35 2004
13 Rockford IL 38.67 24.87 1.55 30.57 1.26 2005
14 Indianapolis IN 37.03 24.12 1.54 28.96 1.28 2005
15 Johnstown PA 34.62 22.80 1.52 25.52 1.36 2005
16 Knoxville TN 28.28 18.65 1.52 24.69 1.15 2005
17 Amarillo TX 26.38 17.56 1.50 21.49 1.23 2005
18 Salinas CA 44.64 29.82 1.50 40.17 1.11 2005
19 Kalamazoo MI 36.82 24.72 1.49 28.10 1.31 2003
20 Corpus Christi TX 27.03 18.33 1.47 22.89 1.18 2005
21 Dayton OH 37.08 25.22 1.47 28.86 1.28 2005
22 Rochester NY 37.88 25.80 1.47 29.19 1.30 2005
23 Philadelphia PA-NJ-DE-MD 41.34 28.36 1.46 34.41 1.20 2004
24 Hartford CT 43.95 30.19 1.46 33.31 1.32 2005
25 Reading PA 37.10 25.54 1.45 28.79 1.29 2005
26 York PA 36.35 25.14 1.45 28.47 1.28 2005
27 Providence RI-MA 38.92 26.93 1.45 31.46 1.24 2004
28 Brownsville TX 29.14 20.41 1.43 26.79 1.09 2005
29 Cincinnati OH-KY-IN 36.72 25.93 1.42 31.67 1.16 2005
30 Lincoln NE 28.34 20.13 1.41 23.58 1.20 2005
31 San Diego CA 40.60 28.97 1.40 34.03 1.19 2004
32 Chicago IL-IN-WI 39.99 28.75 1.39 35.66 1.12 2005
33 St. Louis MO-IL 33.68 24.24 1.39 28.27 1.19 2005
34 San Francisco CA 46.70 34.24 1.36 39.66 1.18 2005
35 New York NY-NJ-PA 45.79 33.58 1.36 38.26 1.20 2005
36 Miami FL 31.33 23.08 1.36 28.44 1.10 2004
37 Memphis TN-MS-AR 32.24 23.85 1.35 28.59 1.13 2006
38 Minneapolis MN-WI 35.19 26.12 1.35 31.69 1.11 2005
39 Greenville SC 30.96 23.00 1.35 27.11 1.14 2005
40 San Antonio TX 29.06 21.61 1.34 26.72 1.09 2005
41 Boston MA-NH 40.17 30.30 1.33 33.36 1.20 2005
42 Kansas City MO-KS 30.82 23.28 1.32 29.61 1.04 2005
43 Springfield MO 27.17 20.58 1.32 24.93 1.09 2005
44 New Orleans LA 30.36 23.24 1.31 27.84 1.09 2004
45 Milwaukee WI 33.86 26.45 1.28 29.07 1.16 2005
46 Virginia VA-NC 31.21 24.42 1.28 25.72 1.21 2005
47 Iowa City IA 31.46 24.69 1.27 26.51 1.19 2005
48 Oklahoma City OK 26.08 20.66 1.26 25.61 1.02 2006
49 Honolulu HI 32.01 25.43 1.26 32.00 1.00 2006
50 Springfield MA 39.07 31.19 1.25 39.35 0.99 2005
51 Atlanta GA 32.90 26.27 1.25 32.07 1.03 2005
52 Portland OR-WA 31.79 25.81 1.23 31.02 1.02 2005
53 Washington DC-VA-MD-WV 35.89 29.21 1.23 32.79 1.09 2005
54 Seattle WA 33.38 28.61 1.17 30.96 1.08 2004
55 Augusta GA-SC 30.55 26.23 1.16 28.55 1.07 2006
56 Birmingham AL 26.53 22.92 1.16 24.75 1.07 2006
57 Denver CO 32.64 28.43 1.15 33.04 0.99 2005
58 Richmond VA 28.06 24.54 1.14 31.13 0.90 2005
59 Houston TX 29.70 26.50 1.12 31.93 0.93 2004
60 Austin TX 27.00 24.10 1.12 30.49 0.89 2005
61 Phoenix AZ 26.26 24.23 1.08 31.16 0.84 2005
62 Orlando FL 25.03 23.22 1.08 25.40 0.99 2005
63 Dallas TX 29.62 27.70 1.07 32.65 0.91 2005
64 Charlotte NC-SC 25.18 24.31 1.04 28.45 0.89 2005
65 Greensboro NC 21.67 21.56 1.01 26.62 0.81 2005
66 Raleigh NC 22.38 26.35 0.85 31.48 0.71 2004
               

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