Civic Report No. 50 January 2007


How Much Are Public School Teachers Paid?

Table 1C: 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 Professional and Technical 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 Louisville KY-IN 36.60 20.50 1.79 21.68 1.69 2005
2 Elkhart IN 37.94 20.33 1.87 23.59 1.61 2005
3 Grand Rapids MI 42.99 23.87 1.80 29.39 1.46 2005
4 Detroit MI 47.28 29.40 1.61 34.85 1.36 2005
5 Johnstown PA 34.62 22.80 1.52 25.52 1.36 2005
6 Sacramento CA 44.19 26.26 1.68 32.70 1.35 2005
7 Cleveland OH 38.36 24.66 1.56 28.52 1.35 2004
8 Hartford CT 43.95 30.19 1.46 33.31 1.32 2005
9 Kalamazoo MI 36.82 24.72 1.49 28.10 1.31 2003
10 Youngstown OH-PA 34.86 22.28 1.56 26.62 1.31 2005
11 Rochester NY 37.88 25.80 1.47 29.19 1.30 2005
12 Pittsburgh PA 37.10 23.02 1.61 28.63 1.30 2004
13 Reading PA 37.10 25.54 1.45 28.79 1.29 2005
14 Dayton OH 37.08 25.22 1.47 28.86 1.28 2005
15 Indianapolis IN 37.03 24.12 1.54 28.96 1.28 2005
16 York PA 36.35 25.14 1.45 28.47 1.28 2005
17 Rockford IL 38.67 24.87 1.55 30.57 1.26 2005
18 Buffalo NY 39.18 23.14 1.69 31.10 1.26 2005
19 Columbus OH 35.67 21.78 1.64 28.76 1.24 2005
20 Providence RI-MA 38.92 26.93 1.45 31.46 1.24 2004
21 Amarillo TX 26.38 17.56 1.50 21.49 1.23 2005
22 Visalia CA 39.87 25.32 1.57 32.50 1.23 2005
23 Los Angeles CA 44.03 28.08 1.57 35.94 1.23 2005
24 Virginia Beach VA-NC 31.21 24.42 1.28 25.72 1.21 2005
25 Boston MA-NH 40.17 30.30 1.33 33.36 1.20 2005
26 Lincoln NE 28.34 20.13 1.41 23.58 1.20 2005
27 Philadelphia PA-NJ-DE-MD 41.34 28.36 1.46 34.41 1.20 2004
28 New York NY-NJ-PA 45.79 33.58 1.36 38.26 1.20 2005
29 San Diego CA 40.60 28.97 1.40 34.03 1.19 2004
30 St. Louis MO-IL 33.68 24.24 1.39 28.27 1.19 2005
31 Iowa City IA 31.46 24.69 1.27 26.51 1.19 2005
32 Corpus Christi TX 27.03 18.33 1.47 22.89 1.18 2005
33 San Francisco CA 46.70 34.24 1.36 39.66 1.18 2005
34 Milwaukee WI 33.86 26.45 1.28 29.07 1.16 2005
35 Cincinnati OH-KY-IN 36.72 25.93 1.42 31.67 1.16 2005
36 Knoxville TN 28.28 18.65 1.52 24.69 1.15 2005
37 Greenville SC 30.96 23.00 1.35 27.11 1.14 2005
38 Memphis TN-MS-AR 32.24 23.85 1.35 28.59 1.13 2006
39 Chicago IL-IN-WI 39.99 28.75 1.39 35.66 1.12 2005
40 Salinas CA 44.64 29.82 1.50 40.17 1.11 2005
41 Minneapolis MN-WI 35.19 26.12 1.35 31.69 1.11 2005
42 Miami FL 31.33 23.08 1.3 6 28.44 1.10 2004
43 Washington DC-VA-MD-WV 35.89 29.21 1.23 32.79 1.09 2005
44 New Orleans LA 30.36 23.24 1.31 27.84 1.09 2004
45 Springfield MO 27.17 20.58 1.32 24.93 1.09 2005
46 Brownsville TX 29.14 20.41 1.43 26.79 1.09 2005
47 San Antonio TX 29.06 21.61 1.34 26.72 1.09 2005
48 Seattle WA 33.38 28.61 1.17 30.96 1.08 2004
49 Birmingham AL 26.53 22.92 1.16 24.75 1.07 2006
50 Augusta GA-SC 30.55 26.23 1.16 28.55 1.07 2006
51 Kansas City MO-KS 30.82 23.28 1.32 29.61 1.04 2005
52 Atlanta GA 32.90 26.27 1.25 32.07 1.03 2005
53 Portland OR-WA 31.79 25.81 1.23 31.02 1.02 2005
54 Oklahoma City OK 26.08 20.66 1.26 25.61 1.02 2006
55 Honolulu HI 32.01 25.43 1.26 32.00 1.00 2006
56 Springfield MA 39.07 31.19 1.25 39.35 0.99 2005
57 Denver CO 32.64 28.43 1.15 33.04 0.99 2005
58 Orlando FL 25.03 23.22 1.08 25.40

0.99

2005
59 Houston TX 29.70 26.50 1.12 31.93 0.93 2004
60 Dallas TX 29.62 27.70 1.07 32.65 0.91 2005
61 Richmond VA 28.06 24.54 1.14 31.13 0.90 2005
62 Austin TX 27.00 24.10 1.12 30.49 0.89 2005
63 Charlotte NC-SC 25.18 24.31 1.04 28.45 0.89 2005
64 Phoenix AZ 26.26 24.23 1.08 31.16 0.84 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]