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"Global Teacher Status Index 2018"

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Americans think that U.S. teachers are underpaid by an average of $7,500 a year, according to a new global survey by the Varkey Foundation, a global charity.

The survey asked a random sampling of more than 1,000 people from each of 35 countries what they thought a starting teacher salary is in their country and what a "fair wage" would be. In 28 countries, teachers' pay was less than "fair."

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development finds United States teachers are paid just over $44,000 a year on average. U.S. respondents said a fair wage would be $51,500.

Vol. 38, Issue 14, Page 5

Published in Print: November 28, 2018, as Teacher Pay
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