The 5 Worst States for Teachers

Whether you're new to the profession, or a master veteran to the science/art, you probably know that teaching is a very difficult job. The curriculum, rules and regulations, and "best practices" are ever-changing so you can never get too comfortable. The money isn't great – to say the least. Not to mention that, on any given day, the work itself is seemingly endless, very difficult, and largely underappreciated (and/or misunderstood) by society at large.

For Perspective’s Sake, Here Are 4 Jobs That Pay Better Than Teaching

Despite all of the evidence to the contrary, there are still folks out there who think that teachers are fairly well paid. The truth is, they aren't. At least not when compared with other professionals who receive equivalent education and training. Despite the extremely important nature of the work, teachers often need to take on second or even third jobs to make ends meet, which impacts both their students' learning and their own experience within the profession. So, for the sake of gaining some valuable perspective, let's take a look at a few workers that are paid better than teachers.

How Much Would #ManInTree Get Paid?

Last week, the Seattle area was pining for more information about #ManInTree. While many people thought he just wanted to be leafed alone, we at PayScale decided to take it one step further. We followed our typical root-ine and asked ourselves, what would a #ManInTree get paid in the job market?

What Buffer’s Gender Pay Gap Can Tell Us About Unconscious Bias

Pay transparency is supposed to help companies close the gender pay gap. By being open about their compensation philosophy, sometimes to the point of posting employee salaries for everyone to see, decision-makers hope to catch pay inequities before they become entrenched. Buffer, the social media management tool provider, is one of the companies that's most publicly committed to transparency, publishing not only their salary formula, but a public spreadsheet of every salary at the company, from the CEO on down – which is why the company was taken aback to discover that female employees make less than males.

Take Note, Kanye West: These 3 Jobs Should Totally Exist (and Pay $1 Billion)

If you spend any time on Twitter – or anywhere online – you probably know that Kanye West recently asked Mark Zuckerberg for a billion-dollar investment in "Kanye West ideas." Jimmy Kimmel pointed out the most obvious flaw in this plan, which is that it's not such a great idea to pitch the inventor of Facebook on Twitter, but there's another small fly in the ointment, as well: from an investment perspective, Kanye appears to be saying that Yeezy Industries is worth more than Snapchat's $486 million funding round, one of the highest in history. And, needless to say, there are no jobs that pay $1 billion year. But maybe there should be.