[Vision2020] Wenders' Diatribe
Sun, 3 Aug 2003 07:14:24 -0700
Ted Moffett wrote:
> As I wrote before, the lack of comparison between the incomes
> of top professionals in other fields with the incomes of
> public school teachers is a glaring oversight in your attempt
> to show that MSD teachers are overpaid.
You must have missed this in all my previous posts. This *has* been
something addressed repeatedly.
The following numbers are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here are the
Mean Hourly Earnings by profession:
Accountants & Auditors (S&L): $20.14/hr
Computer Programmers (S&L): $21.27/hr
Accountants & Auditors (Priv): $22.08/hr
Computer Programmers (Priv): $24.49/hr
Engineers, Architects, & Surveyors (S&L): $27.71/hr
Secondary Teachers (S&L): $30.48/hr
Elementary Teachers (S&L): $30.52/hr
Engineers, Architects, & Surveyors (priv): $31.05/hr
Lawyers (S&L): $34.64
Note: these numbers do *not* take into consideration benefits, etc. They
also do not take into account the teachers' 60 non-work days per year.
Would you like me to post a correction to your Letter to the Editor, or
would you prefer to do it yourself?