The pay is pretty bad to begin with. Depends where you teach and what you teach. For example, if you are willing to move then the pay increases dramatically. For instance UT and WV have terrible teacher pay. But CA has great pay. However, when you look at cost of living CA has way worse pay than both the other states. One the other hand Alaska pays teacher great and often even include a place to live and food for some of the remote places.
Also things to consider, you get 3 mo off in the summer and can often get jobs to help then. You also typically get better benefits and retirement than most jobs. You also get more consistent pay raises, especially if you stay with a district for a long time. So overall the compensation works out decently.
Is it worth the pay? Of course. It's the greatest profession in the world. It's easily the most challenging (thus interesting) and you are able to give back so much and influence so many for good.
well it reley depends on what degree you have try to go for your masters or higher you can get good pay and if needed get your first degree and take classes as they are available including the summers u have off =)
Most teachers teach because they love kids. It's definitely not for the money. Most of the districts near me (in Texas) start off around $36,000 a year. A teacher with 20 years or more will be making over $50,000.
Education is one of the lowest paying jobs. If you want decent pay as a teacher, teach a low-supply, high-demand field at the university level. Certain examples may be an ancient language at a University with a history museum that has a popular exhibit on that time period.
I believe it is an excellent choice. you have holidays and weekends off plus field trips and where else do you get to nurture and teach and send home without being a grandparent? Really it is very rewarding...I know several and they love it.
If you have to ask what it pays and is it worth it, walk away now. Teaching isnt about the pay it is about a passion to educate, instill, and encourage others. To be good at it, it has to be a passion not an occupation. BTW, no teachers do not get paid nearly what they are worth.
I know a few teachers, and the ONLY one i know to make really good money is my Aunt Judith. She is, however ,the head if the English Department at BOSTON COLLEGE...i also have come to notice that every single teacher i know,except my aunt, drink alot.