From above: “The average **Teacher** salary in the United States is $59,934 as of May 27, 2021, but the salary range typically falls between $52,402 and $69,224. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.”
Add to this, they are in a club for Life, no stress of getting fired, lifetime retirement considerations, pensions, medical. And 3 months off every year and Federal Holidays plus paid time off benefits. Like 80K to 150K in compensation per year, no job insecurity and lifetime cushy benefits – If you comply with the Eye in the sky. Since no pay is enough for that, that is why they receive so little.