How Much Do Educators Make At Your School?

Patch built readers a database to look up teacher and administrator salaries for the 2010-11 school year using information from the Illinois State Board of Education.

Patch built readers a database to look up teacher and administrator salaries.

The data is from the Illinois State Board of Education for the 2010-11 school year. We are aware that some districts are not included in the database. Here is the ISBE explanation: "Due to technical or other reasons locally, some districts did not submit data each school year as required starting in 2010. Only data submitted via IWAS by the mandated deadline are included in this posting."

David Greenberg October 30, 2012 at 05:19 PM
@Keepswinging: What I said was why should we consider Teachers a special class that deserves that which is not granted in the Private Sector? It has nothing to do with envy and everything to do with COSTS to the taxpayer. The raises for all - regardless of their performance does nothing but drag everyone down to the lowest common denominator because there's no reason to be a high performer if you know you're going to get the raise just for continuing to show up to the building regardless of what you do. The 6% raises for the last 4 yrs of employment do nothing but spike salaries by 24% so they increase pension payments to the employee - often times those payments are MORE than what were paid in by the employee, so that money comes from the taxpayers. In this day and age where employees cover more of their own healthcare costs, where pensions have long been abandoned by Corporations because of their financial unsustainability, where raises are 1% (if at all), where pay has been cut to help keep businesses in business in a lousy worldwide economy, and where not everyone gets a raise even if their performance warranted such consideration - I'm simply asking why the TAXPAYERS must continue to provide such benefits to teachers (or indeed any public employee). The only reason they continue to get such benefits at taxpayer expense is because of the threat of a strike. We ought to remove that extortionist tactic from them - just like Pres. Regan did...
Jake October 30, 2012 at 10:23 PM
That's been the M.O. I think the tide is turning though.
Jake October 30, 2012 at 10:50 PM
If a sports superstar increases ticket sales, that can be estimated relatively accurately and assigned a value. A team owner can spend his own money (not the tax payer's money) to buy the superstar's services. And since it is his own money, the owner must be convinced that the money spent will bring more value back. The difficulty with educator's pay is in measuring the value added by their efforts. We all have a good idea of the costs, but are we getting our money's worth? If you could prove that paying a middle school gym teacher over $100,000 is saving taxpayers $150,000 a year in healthcare costs by teaching children to make healthy choices. Or if you could prove that this gym teacher by educating our children is keeping 3 kids out of prison that would save tax payers more than $150,000 per year later on, then we could figure out that it's money well spent. But, one thing is certain a $100,000 a year gym teacher doesn't add twice the value of a $50,000 a year gym teacher. And many, many teachers are paid more than the market rate.
pb November 01, 2012 at 03:20 PM
@deadcatbounce-who has a million dollar pension??? REally???
Deadcatbounce November 04, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Teacher's contract Blueprint For a taxpayer mugging


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