Seth Goshorn, 28, made the difficult choice to leave his position as a teacher and work for Walmart. The northeast Ohio resident posted his story on TikTok. He can be seen holding Walmart’s blue uniform in a video in a manner similar to how sportsmen hold up their team jerseys on draft day. Goshorn’s video is only six seconds long, but it seems to have caught people’s attention. “Leaving teaching after 6 years to go be a manager at Walmart and make more not using my degree,” the caption says. The post received over 810K views.
Goshorn admitted to “Good Morning America” that he “absolutely” loves teaching but that he changed occupations in order to earn a bigger wage, especially since he plans to soon start a family with his fiance. “The compensation,” he explained. “It was a lot better than I think people are used to and what people would expect.”
According to Goshorn, the chance for advancement at Walmart is greater than at his old job. He added: “You don’t have to go and get another degree or more initials or letters in front of your name to move up.” Goshorn claims to make around $55,000 a year as a stocking 2 coach at a Walmart location in Massillon, Ohio. Walmart confirmed this figure to “GMA.”
After working for five and a half years in school, first as a reading tutor in a lower-paid district and then as a second-grade teacher in what he called a “middle [to] upper” paying district, it was an improvement for him. According to Goshorn, his salary as a teacher at Plain Local Schools in Stark County, Ohio, last year was $43,000. The district admitted to “GMA” that the average pay for primary school teachers is $43,896 to $83,766.
Goshorn’s mission was to reveal all the hard work that teachers put into their work, but they ended up not being appreciated. He emphasized the fact that the country is amid a huge teacher shortage and significant educator burnout because of the lockdown situation. Read more