What Impacts Teacher Salaries Infographic

For those who choose teaching as a career, it isn't typically for the high paycheck. But, there are some things that can have a positive or negative influence on a teacher's pay. And some of them may surprise you.

  • University
      • What you teach can increase or decrease your salary.
  • Secondary
    • Secondary school teachers with a master's degree make 7% more than those with just a bachelor's degree.
    • Those with a PhD make 11% more.
  • Elementary
    • Teaching at a private school can reduce a teacher's salary by 11%
    • 86% of elementary teachers are female.

Best-Paying Metro Areas

  • Elementary
    • Bridgeport, CT $53,500
    • Bakersfield, CA $51,300
    • Riverside, CA $49,600
  • Secondary
    • Riverside, CA $54,700
    • San Jose, CA $54,700
    • New Haven, CT $53,600
  • University
    • Boston, MA $103,000
    • Philadelphia, PA $99,100
    • San Francisco, CA $97,700
Via: http://www.payscale.com/teacher-pay
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