Teacher Weekly Wage Penalties Higher in Texas

April 25, 2019 • Zach DiSchiano

Teacher Weekly Wage Penalties Higher in Texas

Weekly wage penalties, or the cost to work in the teaching profession instead of going into another field, have increased in the United States over the past couple of decades, and Texas is among the most affected.

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) found the average weekly wages for public school teachers in the U.S., adjusted for inflation, have decreased by about $21 since 1996, while the weekly wages of college graduates has increased by $323.

In Texas, the weekly wage penalty is -22.5 percent, the 16th-worst figure in the country.

To read more about the study, visit the EPI website.


Zach DiSchiano is a communications specialist at TASB HR Services. Send Zach an email at zachary.dischiano@tasb.org.

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