Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Teachers' Salaries


I have a grad student who’s looking for average salary information for primary and secondary school teachers.

I can find current information using the salary grids published by the various teachers’ federations / unions, but he’d like some historical information as well. Survey of Employment Payrolls and Hours (SEPH) contains employee and salary figures for elementary and secondary education but only at the 4-digit level, which means it could include teacher’s aides, etc.


CANSIM table 281-0026 provides average weekly earnings for the NAICS 6111 and by categories of employees: ‘salaried employees paid a fixed salary’ (teaching) and ‘employees paid by the hours’ (non-teaching). The teaching category should exclude substitutes, but respondents may include them. Unfortunately we have nothing below NAICS4.