Is anyone familiar with the difference in pay for high school teachers vs. applying your skills in private sector workforce? For instance, are there tax benefits that teachers receive that can be quantified vs. those of say some analyst (if they make the same pay)? What about pensions? Are these built up independent of your check? For instance, are pension benefits paid aside from gross salary? Or are they built up through some matching scheme of gross salary? My company matches 6%. Yet this requires me reducing my annual salary up to $5,500 per year. Thanks!