Prison Guards vs. Teachers: Who Is Worth More?
Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/12/2011 | Tom Gantert
Posted on Monday, December 12, 2011 10:28:29 AM by MichCapCon
Boortz wrote a letter to the editor saying prisons enjoyed more luxuries and received more funding than public schools in Michigan.
But Michigan’s teachers probably wouldn’t want to make that transition considering they make on average about $12,200 more a year than prison guards.
California Prison Academy: Better Than a Harvard Degree
Wall Street Journal online ^ | * APRIL 30, 2011 | ALLYSIA FINLEY
Posted on Sunday, May 01, 2011 11:12:29 AM by unique
Prison guards can retire at the age of 55 and earn 85% of their final year’s salary for the rest of their lives. They also continue to receive medical benefits.
As a California prison guard, you can make six figures in overtime and bonuses alone. While Harvard-educated lawyers and consultants often have to work long hours with little recompense besides Chinese take-out, prison guards receive time-and-a-half whenever they work more than 40 hours a week.
One sergeant with a base salary of $81,683 collected $114,334 in overtime and $8,648 in bonuses last year, and he’s not even the highest paid.
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