Census Bureau analysis shows inflation-adjusted annual earnings of teachers fell between 2010 and 2019: Change in inflation-adjusted median annual earnings, 2010–2019
|Profession||Change in inflation-adjusted median annual earnings from 2010–2019|
|All full-time, full-year workers||2.6%|
|Special education teachers||-3.9%|
|High school teachers||-4.4%|
|Elementary and middle school teachers||-8.4%|
View the underlying data on epi.org.
Source: Jennifer Cheeseman Newburger and Julia Beckhusen, Teachers Are Among Most Educated, Yet Their Pay Lags, U.S. Census Bureau, July 2022.