Civic Report No. 50 January 2007


How Much Are Public School Teachers Paid?

Table 2: Mean Hourly Earnings for Public School Teachers Compared with Noneducational Professional and Technical Workers
  Mean Hourly earnings
Ratio to Public School Teachers
Airplane pilots and navigators 97.51 2.86
Optometrists 62.86 1.85
Judges 61.38 1.80
Physicians 61.34 1.80
Lawyers 50.89 1.49
Dentists 46.30 1.36
Pharmacists 45.25 1.33
Petroleum engineers 43.16 1.27
Aerospace engineers 42.27 1.24
Announcers 40.13 1.18
Nuclear engineers 39.93 1.17
Engineers, n.e.c.* 39.27 1.15
Electrical and electronic engineers 39.13 1.15
Musicians and composers 38.84 1.14
Actuaries 37.23 1.09
Physicians' assistants 36.71 1.08
Technical writers 35.82 1.05
Chemical engineers 35.76 1.05
Surveyors and mapping scientists 35.72 1.05
Operations and systems researchers and analysts 35.71 1.05
Computer systems analysts and scientists 35.33 1.04
Physicists and astronomers 35.12 1.03
Geologists and geodesists 34.15 1.00
Public School Teachers 34.06 1.00
Economists 33.85 0.99
Health diagnosing practitioners, n.e.c.* 33.45 0.98
Metallurgical and materials engineers 33.20 0.97
Industrial engineers 33.19 0.97
Actors and directors 33.13 0.97
Civil engineers 32.49 0.95
Chemists, except biochemists 32.23 0.95
Mechanical engineers 31.93 0.94
Dental hygienists 31.57 0.93
Professional, n.e.c.* 31.43 0.92
Psychologists 31.02 0.91
Computer programmers 30.82 0.90
Architects 30.22 0.89
Physical scientists, n.e.c.* 29.53 0.87
Athletes 29.51 0.87
Speech therapists 29.47 0.87
Marine engineers and naval architects 29.46 0.86
Physical therapists 29.34 0.86
Social scientists, n.e.c.* 28.99 0.85
Agricultural and food scientists 28.89 0.85
Biological and life scientists 28.87 0.85
Statisticians 28.43 0.83
Librarians 28.37 0.83
Medical scientists 28.01 0.82
Registered nurses 27.90 0.82
Urban planners 26.93 0.79
Editors and reporters 25.97 0.76
Occupational therapists 25.96 0.76
Public relations specialists 24.98 0.73
Archivists and curators 24.74 0.73
Engineering technicians, n.e.c.* 24.47 0.72
Industrial engineering technicians 24.21 0.71
Radiological technicians 24.11 0.71
Electrical and electronic technicians 23.89 0.70
Tool programmers, numerical control 23.35 0.69
Mechanical engineering technicians 22.78 0.67
Respiratory therapists 22.76 0.67
Legal assistants 22.50 0.66
Chemical technicians 21.98 0.65
Drafters 21.93 0.64
Designers 21.65 0.64
Dietitians 21.28 0.62
Science technicians, n.e.c.* 21.28 0.62
Forestry and conservation scientists 21.27 0.62
Technical and related, n.e.c.* 20.62 0.61
Surveying and mapping technicians 19.71 0.58
Social workers 19.11 0.56
Clinical laboratory technologists and technicians 18.87 0.55
Social, recreation, and religious workers 18.80 0.55
Religious workers, n.e.c.* 18.74 0.55
Painters, sculptors, craft artists, and artist printmakers 18.69 0.55
Biological technicians 18.11 0.53
Therapists, n.e.c.* 17.72 0.52
Licensed practical nurses 17.47 0.51
Photographers 17.14 0.50
Health technologists and technicians, n.e.c.* 16.69 0.49
Broadcast equipment operators 16.50 0.48
Artists, performers, and related workers 16.43 0.48
Clergy 15.74 0.46
Health record technologists and technicians 15.68 0.46
Recreation workers 15.01 0.44
*not elsewhere classified    
     

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