Yes right out of the gate teachers may be able to make decent but the lack of salary growth in our career is insulting. That’s why you’re seeing teachers with 5-15 years leaving. They’ve topped out. Salary is as good as it gets… meanwhile in other industries those with 5-15 years are beginning to get upper level jobs and make 100k+. Other than a few 6A HDs or admin, you will never be able to make that elsewhere.