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Public School Teacher Demonstrates The Grim Reality Of Being An Educator By Breaking Down Her Monthly Paycheck & Expenses

Before the pandemic, teachers typically spent $500 annually of their own money on classroom supplies. (Photo: The Street)

A public school teacher revealed how much she makes each month and how much quickly disappears after covering her essential expenses.

It is disappointing that teachers aren’t paid fairly considering the amount of effort and passion they put into their jobs. (Photo: iStock)

According to YourTango, in a video, a TikTok user, a public school teacher, @fouronacouch started a discussion about the sobering fact that many American public school teachers don’t make a living wage.

The public school teacher described her monthly teaching salary and the pitiful sum she has left over after covering her expenses.

She discussed the amount of money she receives each month from her job as a public school teacher in her video, which is an important topic of discussion when discussing how little teachers in this country are paid relative to the amount of work they do.

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The public school teacher attempted to make the topic humorous by dancing around her empty classroom while using overlay text to describe how much she makes and how much she has left over after paying all of her bills and basic needs from that paycheck.

The public school teacher receives an estimated $2,500 from her teaching job each month. She must deduct her rent, which is $1,300, and her previous apartment’s rent, which is $875, from that sum. However, it doesn’t end there.

She also has a $300 expense for repaying her student loans. After paying off everything, she has a disappointing $25 left over to last her the rest of the month. It doesn’t take a genius to realize that in today’s economy, $25 hardly covers the cost of a meal.

The public school teacher acknowledged in the caption of her video, “I wanna cry this month,” speaking for the multitude of teachers across the nation who undoubtedly experience the same emotions upon receiving their paychecks.

Despite the amount of effort and time that teachers devote to their jobs, many of them earn extremely low salaries in the United States.
It is a universal truth that many public school teachers make just enough money, even though teaching salaries can vary depending on the state, school district, and individual schools.

The average public teacher salary in 2021 was $65,090, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, which was less than the 75,203 average annual salary for all full-time employees. Additionally, according to the New York Times, more than 90% of teachers spend their own money on the tools and supplies their students require to succeed.

Before the pandemic, teachers typically spent $500 annually of their own money on classroom supplies.

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