It's fraction of what theyd makr in the US (college prof generally has a 100 120k starting salary
I was shocked when I saw what the high school teachers make in District 211 in Palatine. The average is $125,000. This information, btw, is available on line as a pdf file.
And all that for less than 10 months of work with no creativity and no risk of being fired.
BTW, I can't stand British English. After all these years, I am still having problems understanding British movies.
To my great relief, some Americans feel the same way.Dirk diggler's reply: (mistakenly merged)
The average is $125,000
Yup. Suburban public schools pay quite well. It's common for a newbie teacher to teach in a Chicago Public School where they constantly deal with unruly kids that don't want to be there and oftentimes the court is forcing them to attend, shootings right outside of school and just a ton of B.S in general. From what I know from a girl who I went to grade school with and became a teacher, they pay around $55k in Chicago starting for a teacher. It may have gone up since then because this was like 4-5 years ago and they've had a ton of strikes since then. But when their 5 years is up, they go teach in the north shore where they make six figures, don't have to deal with ghetto ass kids, shootings and teach people who actually want to go to college and become something in life.
The admins, deans, principals, etc make even more. An admin can easily bring home 150-250k. Deans, superintendents, etc same thing. For some reason, UIC pays especially high salaries for its top admin staff. And I'm not talking about 200k, no they're bringing home 300k, 400k some people even close to 500k a year.
Not to mention the ridiculously fat pension they get when they retire.
I still couldn't believe that even though teachers are making six figures, they still walk out of the classroom and refuse to teach kids till they get more money. That's pathetic...