Salary Outlook

Many people believe that teacher's salaries are inadequate. It's hard to disagree with that notion; it's one of the reasons this nation may have an acute teacher shortage beginning twenty years ago. And in some parts of the country they may be more inadequate than others. Nevertheless, most people who become teachers do so because they love the work and the challenge of being able to mold minds appeals to them.

Teaching Masters Degrees May Boost Salaries

You may enter the field of teaching with a Bachelors Degree in Teaching or Education. However teachers with a master's degree may earn more than teaches with a bachelor's degree across the board. The Annual Median pay of Secondary teachers in New York State is $71,820 per year as compared to $69,380 for Elementary School Teachers according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics May, 2011 Data.