Teaching salaries for educators vary entirely on the level of education, geographic area and years of service or also known as seniority. In reference to the information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the mean yearly salary of elementary, middle and secondary school teachers comes under the range between US$50,510 and US$52,200 in 2009. However, 10 percent of these educators are being paid up to a gratifying salary amount of US$82,000. It is said that the job of a teacher is also rather competitive and goes according to the market’s demand.
According to the survey done by American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the average education degrees salary marks the figure between US$35,157 and US$53,291 in 2009. This figure is relatively high and the statistics analysis revealed that the salaries have exceeded the inflation rates in 2007. This is one historical remark in 15 years as 2007 is the year where other industries encountered economical crisis yet education field did not seem to have impact by the strong living costs inflation. In fact, most teachers have undergone wages increment of 4.5 percent.
The survey conducted by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) covers the breakdown into different education level. For example, it discloses that teaching salaries of those having a bachelor’s degree can earn an average salary of US$35,284 during the year 2006 to 2007. In fact, the entry-level salaries for teachers are increasing rapidly, much higher than the salaries for overall levels. From there it can be concluded that the education industry is sure to tempt more practitioners in the future years. This is nevertheless good news for the education field as the BLS made predictions that about 468,600 teacher positions would be available beginning from 2008 to 2018.
All education degrees salary can be increased and improved through further advancement of certifications. Additional credits that a teacher may take and the accumulated number of years they serve the society will be the yardstick for salary determination. Of course, those having national certification or anything at master’s degree level will have higher payment. However, private school teachers will always earn lesser than public school teachers although they have less working pressure due to the class size.