Teachers make too much money. True or False?
False. The average salary of a starting teacher in this area is around $31,000.00 a year. The average babysitter in this area makes five dollars an hour per child. If teachers made babysitter wages they would make $135, 000.00 a year. Do the math. The average classroom has 25 students. The school day is about six hours long. The school year is 180 days a year. At baby sitter wages a teacher would make $30.00 a day per child. Multiply that by 25 students and a teacher making babysitter wages would make $750.00 a day. Multiply that by 180 days and a teacher making babysitter wages would make $135, 000.00. Keep this in mind the next time you feel compelled to complain about teacher salaries. $31,000.00 a year is a bargain compared to paying a babysitter.