As the dispute heats up between the B.C. Teachers Federation and the provincial government, talk about teacher’s pay is front and centre. Earlier today in an interview with our sister station 99.3 FM The Fox, Premier Christy Clark suggested B.C. teachers only think about money.
So what does the average B.C. teacher make compared to their counterparts across Canada?
According to Stats Canada:
- Average starting salary for a teacher Canada is $44,861.
- Average starting salary for a B.C. teacher is $41,963.
- Average top of scale starting salary in Canada is $71,608.
- Average top of scale starting salary for a B.C. teacher is $64,131.