Michigan Teacher Salaries Slipping in National Ranking

“Michigan teachers, once among the nation’s highest paid, are dropping into the middle of the pack in terms of average salary, according to a new union report.

The state’s educators dropped from the 10th highest-paid in 2006-2007 to the 12th last year, with an average salary of $57,958, according to the a National Education Association survey.”

“And the state might continue to drop in the rankings. Gov. Rick Snyder plans to unveil his budget on Thursday and there are hints that he will ask for “shared sacrifice” from public employees, possibly requiring them to pay up to 25 percent of their health insurance premiums.

“Those numbers just reaffirm what we’ve been saying, that there have been considerable sacrifices made by educators,” said Doug Pratt, the Michigan Education Association’s public affairs director.”

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