HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Here Are 14 Jobs That Pay...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:38 AM

Here Are 14 Jobs That Pay More Than Being A Teacher.




http://www.quickmeme.com/p/3vy9zn

18 replies, 934 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:41 AM

1. I got out of the teaching profession about thirteen years ago.

Yes, the pay sucks. Even more so here in Oklahoma.

As for bull riders, though, maybe 1% make the money described in that graphic. That's getting off the subject, though. Just an interest of mine.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:42 AM

2. Do those other jobs get the summer off?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to badtoworse (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:13 AM

6. get real.

The average hours worked per week for US public school teachers: 53. Throw in the continuing education and required meetings they attend during their summers "off" and it works out to pretty close to the official 2080 hours per year that results from a 40 hours week over a 52 week year.

Teacher bashing is doing tremendous damage to this country and is a disservice not only to our teachers, but our future.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to badtoworse (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:50 AM

13. We don't get paid for our summers "off".

Anything else?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to theaocp (Reply #13)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 09:16 AM

15. The OP is comparing a teachers's salary with salaries for jobs that work 12 months a year.

On a 12 month basis, the $45,000 would be equivalent to about $56,000. A teacher could use the time off on other jobs - a teacher friend of mine was a clam digger in the summer. He made good money and got a great upper body workout.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 06:46 AM

3. Truck Driver and Tollbooth Operator are now 'ridiculous' jobs?

Well, la de da...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bosonic (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:44 AM

11. Truck driving is a very dangerous stressful job. That said,

it still don't require you to have a masters degree to drive.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to B Calm (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:22 AM

14. Only to not have a life...most teachers i know at least can go home after a long day. .

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Bosonic (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:45 AM

12. Long-haul truck drivers are probably underpaid...

considering their importance to the US economy. (But then so are coal miners and oil-rig workers and all the other unglamorous but essential jobs.)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:08 AM

4. IMO... it's less the low pay than the working conditions.

Truthfully... it's not even "teaching" anymore: it's "compliance", "legalisms", "data collection", "bureaucracy".

All of which problems have been exacerbated exponentially since January of 2009.

Thank you, lawyers and politicians.

If I hear about anyone I care about talking about "going into teaching", particularly any *young* person ( the older people have no excuse) I put on my best "I will KICK YOUR *ASS*" expression and set about to dissuade them like a man possessed.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:09 AM

5. There is too much wrong with the OP .

The comparisons are terrible.

But I would like to see teachers paid better.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:16 AM

7. House sitter....50-60k sign me up.

Most house sitters in my area are free. It'll be hard to get 32 bucks an hour out of my neighbors when they're on vacation.


Are they really trying to say Pilots (of any craft) are useless to society?

Odd that they'd also include "pro" sports figures in the mix also.

I've never seen a dog walker in my area....sometimes you will see a kid walking a dog however, I bet that's free.

Clowns pull down what per BD party? 100 bucks maybe? That's a lot of birthday parties...


Our teachers in our county make way more than any of these non-existent jobs (except for drivers and strippers) in our area. That's the good thing about teaching....they can move anywhere and there's jobs (maybe not available) in that area.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:31 AM

8. Location location location!

While many teachers are under compensated, typical teachers from my public high school clear well over 100k within five years of starting.

Oh- and 45k is fairly decent for a starting salary. Many jobs don't even clear 40k starting.



EDIT: I agree with the other posters that calling other jobs 'ridiculous' is rude.

Please consider self deleting out of respect for members here that do such 'ridiculous' jobs and therefore are worth less than teachers as your post implies.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Tetris_Iguana (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:36 AM

10. It's not a lot here. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 07:32 AM

9. Describing other people's jobs as "ridiculous"

Isn't going to gain support for teachers. Furthermore the list is idiotic. Salary is about supply and demand. Try to find a professional hot air balloon pilot, try to find a teacher.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 09:18 AM

16. Wow

Was this thread meant to disparage other workers? It is reading like: if these low life 's working these jobs ...

I certainly agree that teachers (or anyone in any profession) should be fairly compensated (with consideration to education required, working conditions ...etc) .... but to act as though it is an outrage that some of these jobs are worthy of scorn is very offensive.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/12/15/how-much-teachers-get-paid-state-by-state/

How much do teachers across the United States get paid?

Here is data, state by state, collected from the National Center for Education Statistics by Jon Boeckenstedt, associate vice president at DePaul University in Chicago. The data are for 2013 and represent the estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools. Boeckensted’s original map, here on the Higher Ed Data Stories blog, has information for earlier years, as well. You can find the NCES original data here.


It would be necessary to compare teacher salaries with professions requiring similar education, with similar working conditions ... this would probably be a lot less offensive than disparaging some jobs with truly awful working conditions.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 09:22 AM

17. Nothing ridiculous about any of those jobs.

Really poor way to make a point.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Thu Jul 24, 2014, 09:24 AM

18. no offense but this graphic comes off very poorly

Unfair comparisons all around, and I am speaking as a former educator.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread