Having studied math also helps teachers command a small wage premium. High school teachers trained in math make $54,575 vs. $49,690 vs. the average high school teacher
. A larger math premium can be found in another large math based profession—management. “Miscellaneous managers” with a math degree make an average salary of $126,784 compared to the average manager
who makes $90,003 a year.
So, the next time you think of what someone with a degree in math might look like, don’t just think of a scientist. Think of your teachers from school and the investment they made in you.