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Teacher Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Teacher Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about Teachers:

What is a Teacher?

Teachers help others to acquire knowledge, competences or values.

What is the Salary Range for a Teacher?

Depending on the work setting and state where Teachers are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, Teachers made between $20,000 and $81,000, with the average annual salary being approximately $47,000.

How Many Teachers Are Nationally Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation are as follows:

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
294,240 1.4% $N/A $47,490 1.1%

*RSE: The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the percentile wage estimates for a Teacher is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $20,700 $26,440 $39,710 $60,110 $81,510

Where Are Most Teachers Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level in this occupation are as follows:

State Employment Employment Per Thousand Jobs Location Quotient Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
California 53,080 3.18 1.54 $N/A $47,660
Texas 22,860 1.92 0.93 $N/A $36,150
Florida 20,370 2.42 1.17 $N/A $44,750
New York 15,950 1.73 0.84 $N/A $54,780
Illinois 13,730 2.32 1.12 $N/A $50,950

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What are the Laws for Teacher Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Teachers are often entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 in one week. If an employer denies a Teacher overtime wages, it could give rise to an overtime pay lawsuit.

There are strict time limitations for filing a claim so it is important that you discuss your case in a timely manner. If you wait too long, you may lose your ability to recover some or all of your back pay. An experienced Teacher overtime pay attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime wages based upon your job description, job duties, rate of pay, and number of hours worked.

Some states have their own overtime pay laws that may be slightly different from the FLSA with respect to overtime pay for Teachers. There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuits so it is essential that you contact an attorney immediately.

Are Teachers Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Because Teachers work to educate others in various settings and areas of study, their schedules may require them to work far more than 40 hours in a workweek. Many of them are not paid overtime for these excess hours as required under the FLSA. The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to a Teacher can result in a lawsuit for overtime pay.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Teacher Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.

We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

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