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Teachers hit with historic wage penalty in 2018

May 8th, 2019 | Laura Clawson

The wage penalty teachers face in comparison to other college graduates hit a record high in 2018, the Economic Policy Institute reports, with teacher pay falling short by 21.4%. That penalty has grown from 5.3% in 1993 and 12% in 2004, but maybe the most striking thing is that, adjusted for inflation, teachers’ average weekly pay actually dropped by $21 between 1996 and 2018.


Teacher weekly wages have not grown since 1996
This blog was originally published at Daily Kos on May 4, 2019. Reprinted with permission. 
About the Author: Laura Clawson is labor editor at Daily Kos.

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