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Percent of public school teachers who agree with various statements about their job satisfaction, by whether they are satisfied with their teaching salary: 2015–16

    Teachers who are
Statement   Satisfied with their
teaching salary
  Dissatisfied with their
teaching salary
 
The stress and disappointments involved in teaching
   at this school aren’t really worth it
  17.8   30.2  
           
The teachers at this school like being here; I would
   describe us as a satisfied group
  82.1   70.1  
           
I like the way things are run at this school   79.8   67.3  
           
If I could get a higher paying job I’d leave
   teaching as soon as possible
  23.1   44.6  
           
I think about transferring to another school   23.4   37.9  
           
I don’t seem to have as much enthusiasm now as I
   did when I began teaching
  36.6   51.9  
           
I think about staying home from school
   because I’m just too tired to go
  19.5   30.8  
NOTE: Teachers who agree are those who answered "strongly agree" or "somewhat agree" to the statements. Teachers who disagree are those who answered "strongly disagree" or "somewhat disagree" to the statements.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2015–16.