Originally Posted by Professor
Teaching is a great profession but it pays minimum wages
In California, elementary school teachers average 53k to 71k a year (depending upon geography). The majority are so lazy that they don't take advantage of the opportunity to earn more by continuing education...which is really easy to do.
My mother retired 3 years ago as a first grade teacher. She chose to continue to take classes to increase her pay and retired at over $87,000 a year. She now gets 80 percent of that along with free health insurance...forever.
Oh yeah, she never paid a penny in SS taxes. And only worked 9 months a year.
Middle school and High school teachers make more.
Then there are the administrators.
We have 2500 that work for the UC system and make more than $250k a year...and pay no SS taxes...and retire at 80 perecent...
Most teachers get paid more than what they are worth. You see that anywhere there is a strong union.
Prof, if you are toiling in obscurity for slave wages it must be for the love of it.