> Dave wrote > > " That sounds astronomically high...." > > It did seem high when I wrote it (which is why I added > "if I remember") and I even looked back at that salary > index table I referred to in Paul's thread. If the rate > was 15 an hour in 1978 then it would around 45 an hour > today based on "average" salaries today being 3x what > they were in 1978. > > At the time, the GI bill provided x number of hours of > tutoring, and my tutorees, all 2 of them, were referred > to me by the instructor (who knew me because I hung out > a lot in the astronomy section). I could be wrong on that > figure (of 15) but 45 an hour today does not seem astronomical > for tutoring, although that would be high if you had a full > schedule and managed to charge 2000 hours a year. > > Looking at the rate range of (individual) tutors today (30 - 50), > I would say that it is possible I was making 10 an hour > (but no less). For some reason 15 sticks in my head.
Humm...I agree, $45 an hour is not astronomically high. I wonder if tutoring rates have risen faster than inflation? On the other hand, $45 (or even $30) per hour now is quite high for a high school student, so you definitely had a good deal back then.