Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Taxes collected to fund US public schools, 2010, per worker

Mike Antonucci 4/22/13 - All figures cited are for 2010, courtesy of National Center of Education Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census Bureau.

Taxes collected by governments for US public education totaled $593.7 billion in 2010:
$261.4 billion from local
$258.2 billion from state
$74 billion from federal

Tax revenue collected to fund US public schools in 2010:
$1,922 from each American
$2,531 from each adult
$4,567 from each worker
11.4% of average worker’s pay
$2.20 per hour of work
50+ minutes of work per day
14,842,500 entire salaries