Pay/moonlighting-related determinants of teachers staying at their school (relative to having quit or having moved to a different school) the year after initial survey

Pay Moonlighting
All Low-poverty High-poverty All Low-poverty High-poverty
Base salary (in thousand) 0.0043*** 0.0087*** 0.002
Base salary-squared (in thousand) -0.000*** -0.000*** 0.000
Extra income from moonlighting (in thousand) -0.001 0.000 0.000
Extra compensation for work in school system (coaching, mentoring teachers, etc.) 0.036*** 0.031** 0.040***
Extra compensation based on student performance 0.000 -0.034 0.009
Extra compensation for work outside school system -0.022* -0.033* -0.018
Extra compensation for work in school system 0.014 0.013 0.014
Constant 0.688*** 0.521*** 0.800*** 0.810*** 0.794*** 0.835***
Observations 33,100 8,800 13,000 33,100 8,800 13,000
R-squared 0.024 0.042 0.027 0.025 0.035 0.029

Note: Data are for teachers in public noncharter schools in the 2011–2012 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) whose status is known in the 2012–2013 Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS). Base salaries and extra compensations are expressed in $1,000. For those not receiving any compensation for the activities listed, the amount received is 0. A teacher is in a low-poverty school if less than 25% 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% or more of the student body in his/her classroom is eligible for those programs. For statistical significance, *** denotes p < 0.01, ** denotes p < 0.05, and * denotes p < 0.1. Regressions control for credentials and state fixed effects.

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 (NCES 2011–2012, 2012–2013).

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