The notion that teaching in a public school is a low-paying occupation is proving to be a situation of “you get what you pay for.”
week, the Chicago Sun-Times looked at salary information for teachers
statewide and found the average total salary (including benefits like
pay for summer school and after-school activities) for an elementary
school teacher was $61,140, while the average high school teacher made
$69,366 in Illinois. The average annual teacher’s salary was $74,839 as
of October 2008, according to the CPS website. Want to see what your child's teacher makes? Check out their online database.
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