Skip to comments.Average MPS Teacher Compensation Tops $100k/year
Posted on 02/17/2011 6:31:06 PM PST by Nachum
[Milwaukee, Wisconsin] MacIver News Service For the first time in history, the average annual compensation for a teacher in the Milwaukee Public School system will exceed $100,000.
That staggering figure was revealed last night at a meeting of the MPS School Board.
The average salary for an MPS teacher is $56,500. When fringe benefits are factored in, the annual compensation will be $100,005 in 2011.
MacIvers Bill Osmulski has more in this video report.
(Excerpt) Read more at maciverinstitute.com ...
100K a year to be a teacher in Wisconsin. Nice.
Where can I apply?
Benefits = 80% x salary ? And much of it non-taxable too . . disgusting
Especially considering the product they’re putting out now.
Heck, they make as much as a Colonel in the U.S. Army.
Reminds me of the teach who confronted Chris Christie complaining she couldn’t make it on her $83,000/year salary. These people are infused with an entitlement mindset...
I don't have a teaching degree but that should be a plus.
8 month or so a year job. Plenty of holidays. Home by the afternoon.
Why do “public employees” deserve to make 2 and 3 x what private sector workers do?
Welcome to the pain that is post-U.S. 3rd world here we come...
Think it is easy? Think just anyone can so professionally destroy children’s natural inclination to learn? It isn’t! It takes a special person, and many of them, to year in year out destroy so many minds.
Anybody know how many days the kids in Milwaukee go to school each year?
Also anybody know how many hours kids in Milwaukee go to school each day?
Let’s see what the dollar per teaching hour looks like!!!
And they only work 9 mos a year.
180 days per year at 7 hours per day. That is 1260 hours. $79.37
My back of the envelope guess is that the dollar per teaching hour in Milwaukee is about $110 per hour.
Don’t forget that they only work about 180 days a year while the rest of us work 240.
Are they teaching 7 hours?
Isn’t it more like 5.5 hours with 1/2 hour for recess and 1 hour for noon break?
This doesn't even factor in that 25%+ of the time we were watching movies or doing personal work which required very little effort on the teacher's part. Also with the exception of classes like calculus, chemistry, and physics, most of the curriculum can be understood within a couple of weeks of prep work.
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What you do to get to that point is simply divide all public school operating costs in Milwaukee by the number of teachers in the system.
That does not mean the employees GET THAT MONEY.
For example, they pay Social Security. The school system also pays an amount about equal to that to Social Security. The employees never see the money, yet it is a cost to the system.
In reality actual salaries PAID to the employees appear to be more nearly in the $41,000 range, but to get that you need a Masters Degree and have worked in an inner city school for a requisite period of time in your career.
The medical package is claimed to cost $23,000 per annum. Even Congressmen don't get that! In fact, it's awfully tough in the United States to find a medical package in that category that's available from anyone!
Obviously people can play games with numbers ~ and in this case it looks like they did. However, they were not so careful with the terms "cost" and "pay" that I couldn't see what they were doing.
WE do not need to do that to properly portray out of control school system costs, nor do we need to claim that somehow the school principal's salary is part of the school teacher's benefit unless he or she packs a gun while patrolling the halls!
Here's a deal for Milwaukee ~ cut public school costs through the simple expedient of canning a good 3/4 of the supernumeraries and authorizing the teacher's to carry.
Things should work out in the long run, and that'll bring that average cost per teacher WAY WAY DOWN.
Oh, yeah, and get a 16 foot tall chain link fence around the parking lot so they are safe while going to their cars.
To them teachers, truck drivers and TEA Partiers were all the same thing.
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