The Answer Sheet: salaries

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/15/2013

How much teachers get paid -- state by state

Map shows data for 2013 that represent the estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Top 10 wage-earning industries

Wondering what field you or your children should go into?

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 11/20/2010

Why teaching experience really matters

Bill Gates just urged school districts and states to stop rewarding teachers for their experience in the classroom and/or advanced education degrees. Arne Duncan makes the same argument. But evidence shows that teaching experience DOES matter.

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Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 05/17/2010

The real world of teachers

How much do teachers earn? Here's a look at one state, in which teachers are among the highest paid in the nation, but who still earn on average less than firefighters, cops, engineers and business middle managers.

By Valerie Strauss  |  09:14 AM ET, 05/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/02/2009

How AU's President Earned More than $1 Million

Here is a memo that American University issued explaining why its president, Cornelius Kerwin, was so high on The Chronicle of Higher Education's annual list of presidential compensation.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/02/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)