2010 WISCONSIN TEACHER AVERAGE WAGE AND BENEFITS (this is for 9 months of work)
TEACHERS: Milwaukee $86,297 Elmbrook $91,065 Germantown $83,818 Hartland Arrwhd $90,285 Men Falls $81,099 West Bend $82,153 Waukesha $92,902 Sussex $82,956 Mequon $95,297 Kettle Mor $87,676 Muskego $91,341 (highest teacher was $122,952-lowest was $64,942)
STAFF: Arrowhead - Bus Mgr - Kopecky - $169,525 Arrowhead - Principal - Wieczorek - $152,519 Grmtwn - Asst Princ - Dave Towers - $123,222 Elmbrk Elemetary - Principal - Zahn - $142,315 (primary school) Madison - Asst Principal - McGrath - $127,835 UNIVERSITY of WISCONSIN STAFF (2009 salary alone):
Michael Knetter - Prof of Bus - $327,828 Carolyn Martin - Chancellor Mad - $437,000 Hector Deluca - Prof of Nutritional Science - $254,877 Source: Madison.com
How about some other "public servant job" ? What do they make?
Madison Garbage men (2009 salary only): Garbageman, Mr. Nelson earned - $159,258 in 2009, including $109,892 in overtime and other pay. Garbageman, Greg Tatman earned - $125,598 7 Madison garbage men made over - $100,000 30 Madison garbage men made over - $70,000 MILWAUKEE CITY BUS DRIVERS (salary only): 136 Drivers made more than - $70,000 54 Drivers made more than - $80,000 18 Drivers made more than - $90,000 8 Drivers made more than - $100,000 Top Driver made $117,000 Source WTMJ In contrast, the average private bus driver makes $9-13 an hour (about $20,000 yr) with no pension, or healthcare. THEY EXPECT THE TAXPAYERS TO CONTINUE PAYING 100% OF THEIR GENEROUS RETIREMENT
You must be a private bus driver who makes $9 per hr and I can understand your outrage. You probably did not finish HS and are stuck in a job that has no future. Teachers, for the most part, go to college for a minimum of 5 yrs., spending vast amounts of money, energy, and time to become certified. Could you teach physics, advanced placement classes? Please, tell me you are capable of this. You would be laughed out of the classroom. And what about those other degreed private professions you did not mention, such as doctors, attorneys, accountants, etc,? Would they work for teachers salarys? I think not. Maybe it's time to be a little more honest about why you are so upset about life.