In many occupations, nonlicensed school employees are paid less than the typical worker: Real median hourly wages of the overall workforce and selected nonlicensed education occupations (2020$)

Occupation Real median wages
Overall workforce $19.38
Secretaries, administrative assistants, and office clerks $17.99
Bus drivers $15.58
Teacher assistants $15.34
Janitors and building cleaners $14.25
Childcare workers $12.39
Food preparation and service $12.24

Source: EPI Analysis of 2017–2019 pooled CPS microdata.

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