Pay of quitting and staying teachers and shares of quitting and staying teachers engaged in moonlighting activities

Stayed Quit
Salary $53,300 $50,800

Stayed Quit
Earn extra pay for additional activities for the school system 42.7% 33.3%
Earn extra pay based on student performance (merit pay, etc.) 3.9% 4.1%
Earn pay for work outside of the school system 16.3% 18.4%

Note: Data are for teachers in public noncharter schools. Teaching status is determined by the reported status of teachers in the Teacher Follow-up Survey conducted for the 2012–2013 school year, one year after the Schools and Staffing Survey. Teachers who stay at the same school are teachers whose status the year after is “Teaching in this school.” Teachers who left teaching are those who generated a vacancy in the 2012–2013 school year and are not in the profession (they left teaching, were on long-term leave, or were deceased). Not included in the table are teachers who generated a vacancy in the school year but remained in the profession (i.e., left to teach in another school or were on short-term leave and planned to return to the school).

Source: 2011–2012 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and 2012–2013 Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS) microdata from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics

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