Thousands of Airbnb Hosts are Now Back in the Classroom

It's a common refrain that teachers aren't paid what they're worth. 

Why Teachers Work More Than One Job

According to, the average public teacher salary is $55,294 in America, with most teachers earning between $46,182 and $67,417. That places a teacher's paycheck right in the national salary range for all U.S. workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So why are they working two jobs or more?

Education Week data shows that half of America's teachers do not make a living wage across the country.

“As a teacher, you are devoted to helping students grow, but you must also have the opportunity to save and afford things for yourself and your own family..."

While tutoring is a common second job, teaching-related gigs make up only 25 percent of teachers' side hustles today.

How Much Are Teachers Earning on Airbnb

Twenty percent of all Airbnb hosts are a teacher or live with one. Last year, U.S. hosts who self-identified as teachers collectively earned more than $276 million renting their properties on Airbnb.

According to Airbnb data, four of the seven most lucrative times to rent out a property are during the summer. Echoing the top money-making period for all Airbnb hosts, teachers earned one-third of the cumulative yearly rentals during the summer.

Not So Lazy Days of Summer

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