The good life on 36 weeks a year of work

Thomas Lifson
Champion News has just published data on the top teacher salaries in Illinois, making it clear that unionization has enabled a massive raid on the taxpayers' funds. Teaching can be a noble profession, but many of these teachers are cleaning up like bandits for a 9-month work year. In all, over 14,000 teachers in this one state make more than 100,000 a year in salary. When you add in pension, health care, and other benefits (15 days a year of sick leave, payable upon retirement if not used), which can add another 40% or more to salary, these teachers are doing much better than most college professors and many doctors.

  • A Phys Ed teacher $191,124 for a 9 month work year.
  • 19 who made more over $1,000/day including 6 Phys Ed and three drama/music teachers.
  • A Drivers Ed teacher whose salary is $18,205/month to teach teenagers how to parallel park.
  • Six teachers make more than the Governor's $177,500.
  • Top 100 Teachers average $17,603 per month salary.


$100,000 Teacher Salaries By Subject - Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject

2010 HighSalary

Greater $100K2010

Greater $100K2009

Increase 2010 vs.2009

 

Art

154,748

166

145

14.48%

    Art

Clothing/Apparel

144,895

9

7

28.57%

    Clothing/Apparel

Drama

171,595

26

24

8.33%

    Drama

Drive Ed

164,985

138

132

4.55%

    Drive Ed

Elementary Education

137,175

800

556

43.88%

    Elementary Education

English

189,219

493

430

14.65%

    English

Foodservice

131,005

20

15

33.33%

    Foodservice

French

172,992

49

40

22.50%

    French

Latin

145,596

9

8

12.50%

    Latin

Librarians

154,071

193

111

73.87%

    Librarians

Music

164,415

275

231

19.05%

    Music

Nurse

136,166

26

23

13.04%

    Nurse

Phys Ed

191,124

710

591

20.14%

    Phys Ed

Speech

167,476

123

92

33.70%

    Speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Salaries from ISBE, Teacher Service Records year Ending 6/30/10


When you add in the value of benefits, it is clear that many of these teachers qualify as "millionaires and billionaires" according to the arguments Democrats used on taxes last week.

Hat tip: Ed Lasky
Champion News has just published data on the top teacher salaries in Illinois, making it clear that unionization has enabled a massive raid on the taxpayers' funds. Teaching can be a noble profession, but many of these teachers are cleaning up like bandits for a 9-month work year. In all, over 14,000 teachers in this one state make more than 100,000 a year in salary. When you add in pension, health care, and other benefits (15 days a year of sick leave, payable upon retirement if not used), which can add another 40% or more to salary, these teachers are doing much better than most college professors and many doctors.

  • A Phys Ed teacher $191,124 for a 9 month work year.
  • 19 who made more over $1,000/day including 6 Phys Ed and three drama/music teachers.
  • A Drivers Ed teacher whose salary is $18,205/month to teach teenagers how to parallel park.
  • Six teachers make more than the Governor's $177,500.
  • Top 100 Teachers average $17,603 per month salary.


$100,000 Teacher Salaries By Subject - Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject

2010 HighSalary

Greater $100K2010

Greater $100K2009

Increase 2010 vs.2009

 

Art

154,748

166

145

14.48%

    Art

Clothing/Apparel

144,895

9

7

28.57%

    Clothing/Apparel

Drama

171,595

26

24

8.33%

    Drama

Drive Ed

164,985

138

132

4.55%

    Drive Ed

Elementary Education

137,175

800

556

43.88%

    Elementary Education

English

189,219

493

430

14.65%

    English

Foodservice

131,005

20

15

33.33%

    Foodservice

French

172,992

49

40

22.50%

    French

Latin

145,596

9

8

12.50%

    Latin

Librarians

154,071

193

111

73.87%

    Librarians

Music

164,415

275

231

19.05%

    Music

Nurse

136,166

26

23

13.04%

    Nurse

Phys Ed

191,124

710

591

20.14%

    Phys Ed

Speech

167,476

123

92

33.70%

    Speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCES:

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries from ISBE, Teacher Service Records year Ending 6/30/10


When you add in the value of benefits, it is clear that many of these teachers qualify as "millionaires and billionaires" according to the arguments Democrats used on taxes last week.

Hat tip: Ed Lasky