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PAY & BENEFITS   •  Oct 2019  •  Volume 8 / Number 14

A look at teachers’ job requirements, employer costs, and benefits

A look at teachers’ job requirements, employer costs, and benefits

In light of this traditional fall routine, this Beyond the Numbers article uses data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Requirements Survey (ORS) program and the National Compensation Survey (NCS) to explore the educational and physical requirements for teachers at different levels in the educational services industry.

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