Moonlighting by public school teachers in all schools and in low- and high-poverty schools: Share of teachers receiving additional compensation, all and by source


Total Low-poverty High-poverty Gap (high- minus
Share of teachers who reported that they received additional compensation:
For extracurricular or additional activities for the school system 44.1% 45.9% 42.0% -3.9 ppt.
From other sources from the school system (e.g., supplements) 8.5% 7.0% 9.3% 2.3 ppt.
For work outside of the school system 18.2% 19.5% 17.0% -2.4 ppt.
Based on student performance in the school system (merit pay, etc.) 5.7% 5.8% 5.9% 0.1 ppt.
At least one of the above 59.0% 60.3% 57.5% -2.9 ppt.

Note: Data are for teachers in public noncharter schools. A teacher is in a low-poverty school if less than 25 percent of the student body in his/her classroom is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch programs; a teacher is in a high-poverty school if 50 percent or more of the student body is his/her classroom is eligible for those programs.

Source: 2015–2016 National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) microdata from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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