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Once, I thought about becoming a teacher. I was in between jobs, wanting a change in career, and thought it would be really great to have summers off. And be the boss of 20-30 impressionable young minds… Me, molding the youth of America. Just to get 3 months a year to sleep in until 11 am, plus snow days. Don’t forget the snow days. All of the above is probably what makes me NOT the best candidate to become a teacher. In 2011, the average starting salary for teachers was $33,950. A teacher with 20+ years of experience averaged a $56,055 salary. (1) Most spend their summers working second jobs or expanding their education to stay certified or better themselves professionally. Not only do they get snow days, which of course they h ... Read the full post.