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[–] DJ_RP 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I'd have to agree with you. I don't know about in Washington. But in California I know teachers making 90k and work only 180 days out of the year

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[–] pocketForceNapkin 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

What is the cost of living in the area where teachers are making 90k a year? What would you say is an acceptable salary for a teacher?

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[–] DJ_RP 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Sorry for the late reply, I am usually on mobile and I guess I don't get notifications on the app. Palm Springs area in California. So higher than normal cost of living but I wouldn't say too ridiculous.

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[–] CN8300 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Lol, so they're basically making 180k per year. Their guaranteed retirement plans are also out of control.

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[–] MensAgitatMolem 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

In Washington the max a Teacher can make is roughly 82k Base and thats with 16+ Years and a PHD, its roughly 65k with a Masters, and even less with a BA. The average cost of living is roughly 23% higher than the national average. This combine with Washington State failing to fully fund Education in the past years has made it hard for those in the Education Field, so much so the WA State Supreme Court ruled that the State has til 2018 to fully fund education, as per the state constitution requires.

Sources: I Live there, I'm personally know a teacher who's has a masters and is capped at 68k total annual salary, who can only make more if they get a PHD or leave the teaching field and move to administration The Supreme Court Ruling, and WA State Constitution, Article 9

Edit: Changed Court ruling to Archived.is link

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[–] DJ_RP 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

In that situation I would agree with you. My knowledge only comes from California which notoriously overpays its government workers. I mean Highway patrol officers make 90k right away without a college degree.