15 Memes About Teacher Pay That Would Make Us Laugh If We Weren’t Crying

Feeling attacked.

Memes About Teacher Pay

It’s no secret that teachers aren’t paid as much as we deserve. This is an absolutely critical issue that affects the well-being of future generations. But it’s also okay to laugh about it sometimes, even if only to ease the pain. Presenting our favorite memes about teacher pay:

1. When you get that first paycheck

A Teacher's First Paycheck

When pay day isn't as exciting as you had hoped. 😏

Posted by WeAreTeachers on Friday, April 7, 2017

This can’t be right, can it?

2. When you have to get creative with your vacation plans

Ski Vacation

Only partly kidding …

Posted by WeAreTeachers on Thursday, December 27, 2018

Hitting the slopes…in my apartment.

3. When you’re thinking maybe you chose the wrong profession

I like diamonds.

4. When you’re turning nickels into quarters, one paycheck at a time

Thank you so much.

5. When the comparison game isn’t worth it 

All of these professions require advanced degrees.

6. When your 10-year challenge looks a little different

Pay us more, please.

7. When you have to buy new supplies every year

Out of your own pocket, of course.

8. When any teacher can tell you the real reason there’s a “shortage”

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One of the thorns in my flesh during my 31 years of teaching was that we could never find (in time) good world language teachers.😕 There just weren’t enough out there. Hmmm… Maybe they weren’t motivated to work 12-hour days for such meager pay.😬⁠ .⁠ Maybe if we offered a salary commensurate with the amount other certified professionals were receiving, we would have a good pool of candidates to choose from.💡 What do you think?🤔⁠ .⁠ And you know what it’s like to use CI and teach in the TL in level two when half the class had an untrained teacher who spoke English most of the time. Impossible!😩 Where were the trained teachers? Working in other professions that paid them what they were worth? 🤷‍♀️⁠ ⁠ What do you think? Comment below!👇⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #Payteachersmore⁠ #TeacherSalary⁠ #TeacherRespect⁠ #Sueldodemaestro⁠ #TeacherPay⁠ #angietorre⁠ #bestpowerpointsforspanish⁠ #flteach⁠ #spanishteachers⁠ #Frenchteachers⁠ #worldlanguageteachers⁠ #spanishtribe⁠ #teachmorespanish⁠ #teachersfollowteachers⁠ #spanishclass⁠ #learningspanish⁠ #spanishlearning⁠ #frenchclass⁠ #teacherhumor⁠ #langchat⁠ #teacherspayteachers⁠ #tpt⁠ #aprenderfrancés⁠ #aprenderespañol⁠ #LearningFrenchLanguage⁠ #LearningSpanishLanguage⁠ #iteachspanish⁠ #profedeespañol⁠ #lefrançais

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It’s the pay, people.

9. When you’re ready to give lawmakers a better idea of what goes into teaching

Their phone numbers are publicly available, after all.

10. When you’re living paycheck to paycheck

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#HeIsATeacher #TeacherPay #SadButTrue

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Sad but true.

11. When the math doesn’t add up

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#teacherpay #teachersofinstagram #teacherswhofollowteachers

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We’ll take the babysitter rate, thanks.

12. When you live this cycle on repeat

Oh no, what have I done?

13. When your friends need an education


14. When you definitely can’t afford the latest iPhone

Nope, can’t even think about it.

15. When you relate to Breaking Bad a little too much

Maybe Walter White had the right idea.

Have more memes about teacher pay to share? We’d love to see them in our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook.

Plus, the best memes about returning to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

15 Memes About Teacher Pay That Would Make Us Laugh If We Weren't Crying

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