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Do you think this is a crazy salary for a kindergarten teacher, and if so, how much do you think a kindergarten teacher should make?
My child goes to public school in a very exclusive school district in New York state. I am not going to name the district, but it’s a bedroom community to New York city, and it’s a town that is known for horse farms, big woods, and celebs (because of the approximately one hour trip to NYC). I recently googled my child’s kindergarten teacher and her salary came up (as all public employees’ salaries are public information). It’s full day kindergarten, and I am aware that all public school teachers have to have extensive education. I am also aware that the teacher is probably nearing retirement, as she is in her 50’s and it’s likely she’s been teaching close to 20 years. Her salary is over $125,000. I was amazed to find this out.
Do you think it’s a crazy salary for a public school teacher (keeping in mind it is in an exclusive district with lots of rich people)? If so, how much do you think a kindergarten teacher should make?