Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The Business First list of teacher pay scales is out, and a suburban school district is at the top again.
The Business first list looked at teacher pay over a teacher's entire career and found Sweet Home is at the top with a $97,567 annual paycheck for at least one teacher at the highest pay scale .
Business First's Scott Thomas tells WBEN the study did not correlate teacher pay and student performance this year, but says in years past, it was not a factor. "Some districts do well with lower pay, so there's no correlation," notes Thomas.
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BUSINESS FIRST'S WESTERN NEW YORK TEACHER PAY RATINGS
(EACH DISTRICT IS FOLLOWED BY ITS COUNTY)
Techers make to much money. They make kids smrt and then kids become libral
daily rate/hourly pay
$61,000 per year minus about 33% taxes, FICA, etc = $40,870
This means $227 a day (180 days) or about $32 per hour(7 hour day). What do we pay technicians, plumbers, electricians, heavy equipment operators, and several other unionized members (all whom would not have jobs unless they had been educated by a teacher at some level)? Just wondering.
Figure this with 365 days if there is no second job, and the teacher at $61,000 has just $112 a day to pay all expenses except income tax. What does this do for family?
I'd rather give all my money to the professional sports celebrities...They are what really matter to this community
Out of Control System
Not only are their salaries high but their benefit packages are way beyond what the private sector is getting. The lifetime guaranteed pensions and lifetime medical benefits are literally bankrupting the State.
Out of control
School systems in this state are out of control, taxes are out of control. gas is out of control.
Education = Money. Teachers are highly educated and should be compensated accordingly. I'm sure that most of the bitterness towards their salaries comes from people who think a person with a high school diploma should make as much as a teacher.
Almost $100,000 a year, and the smallest district in the area. Uncalled for!!!
Teachers have to earn a college degree and then a Masters in education. That takes at least 5 years and close to 100 grand in expenses. They work 5 days a week for forty weeks each year, with a few holidays once in awhile. They care about children and could earn double or triple what they are paid, if they used their educations to simply put their interests first. Try teaching 5 classes of 20-25 children day after day. They deserve more remuneration than they currently receive!!!
Here we go again
Ah June...teacher bashing time. I wonder how many Sweet Home teachers are earning $97,000...bet not too many.
Here we go again
Ahhh June...teacher bashing time. Wonder how many Sweet Home teachers earn $97,000...bet not too many.
Not just salaries...pensions
Some of the pensions are out of control, no state taxes paid on them either. I can't imagine what NYS would look like if all the public pensioners paid state tax. A private sector pension, if there is one, is much lower and probably doesn'thave the same perks. Most have another spouse with a pension and they are making huge money. Most have two homes and are the country club folks. I think they could afford to pay state tax and have co-pays like the rest of us.
I don’t have any issues with their pay just their benefits. They need to pay a larger share of their healthcare and their pension should be taxed by the state the same as the private sector. The pension part needs to be adopted by all of the public sector employees.
Get your facts straight
Funny how this morning they said on the radio that the AVERAGE salary for Sweet Home was $97,000 when in reality it was the HIGHEST salary. Can anyone spell AGENDA. A "news" station should be doing better than this.
In terms of bankruptcy, are we talking about teachers or Medicaid? I find it humorous or even ironic that the vast majority of the indviduals I have meet who criticize teacher pensions and healthcare are receiving some form of public assistance themselves..
To Tea Party "Patirat"
While we are in agreement that liberals are smart, I disagree that teachers are overpaid. Based upon your spelling, it's too bad some of your teachers were not paid better.
paid way to much
I know its a dificult job but I don't think the sallary is propper and the benafits are to much. why should somone who siits in a class all day make so much. Tipical elitist garbage.
RE Get your facts straight
This is only a "news" station if you use quotes, the same way that the slimy Fox "News" is a legitimate media outlet. Neither obviously has much respect for its audience.
Out of Control
It's not about "teacher bashing", but taking a realistic approach to what a teacher is worth and what we can afford. I been on school boards and the teacher salaries/benefits are excessive, especially with low performing districts. Itdoes not work that way in the private sector.
hmm... after 30 years of working as a RN no summers off, working 4 major holidays per year and every other weekend including swing shifts, mandatory overtime and missing my childrens plays, recitals etc i would love to have made 70 thousand. My top salary 61 thousand. My opinion I'll trade places to have a vacation day every month including July and August off. I'm sick of the whining oh we have lesson plans, papers to grade well what do you think we have nothing to do. Lets see, an average teacher schedule, Sept back to school, Oct long weekend for Columbus Day, Nov long weekend thurs & fri Thanksgiving, December week off, Jan off Martin luther King long weekend, Feb week off for winter break, March either Easter off or conference days, April may have week for Easter depends on school calendar, May Memorial Day long weekend oh and June done. I'd trade this for our 4 weeks which only two can be taken during summer and one during holiday time. Oh and the summer break can not be in succession! This is hospital policy.God forgive if your new its worse.