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Table 82. Average base salary for full-time public elementary and secondary school teachers with a master's degree as their highest degree, by years of full-time teaching experience and state: 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2003-04, and 2007-08
[In current dollars]
State 1993-94, total 1999-2000 2003-04 2007-08
Total 6 to 10 years Over 20 years Total 6 to 10 years Over 20 years Total 5 or fewer years 6 to 10 years 11 to 20 years Over 20 years
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States $38,480 (154) $44,700 (174) $38,350 (237) $50,760 (262) $49,440 (202) $44,410 (281) $55,960 (303) $54,810 (281) $44,560 (365) $50,540 (380) $56,770 (493) $63,050 (576)
Alabama 28,920 (156) 36,930 (145) 35,790 (298) 38,870 (215) 39,730 (383) 38,370 (329) 42,870 (779) 46,980 (436) 42,530 (725) 45,050 (828) 48,150 (480) 50,960 (1,102)
Alaska 50,900 (373) 51,170 (662) 43,940 (576) 58,670 (860) 53,720 (1,005) 50,560 (1,420) 60,760 (1,387) 58,640 (800) 47,410 (1,823) 54,480 (1,141) 61,530 (965) 65,260 (1,456)
Arizona 35,280 (302) 38,150 (465) 33,130 (568) 45,050 (691) 41,310 (531) 37,850 (477) 46,850 (1,268) 43,910 (701) 37,710 (727) 39,600 (877) 44,910 (853) 52,300 (1,381)
Arkansas 29,070 (322) 34,830 (483) (†) 38,740 (666) 39,480 (639) 33,970 (1,210) 44,920 (912) 45,460 (678) 39,630 (1,068) 42,450 (1,355) 45,130 (1,150) 50,260 (971)
California 43,420 (636) 50,800 (537) 44,820 (766) 56,960 (572) 59,160 (761) 54,150 (819) 69,990 (999) 65,040 (982) 50,230 (1,082) 59,930 (1,076) 68,830 (1,477) 78,710 (1,186)
                                                 
Colorado 36,580 (364) 41,200 (445) 37,350 (766) 47,410 (721) 47,960 (641) 42,330 (1,012) 55,610 (1,307) 50,140 (1,069) 39,460 (843) 46,050 (1,719) 54,760 (1,692) 60,770 (1,920)
Connecticut 49,310 (416) 50,620 (590) 43,240 (795) 59,920 (604) 57,340 (934) 50,720 (810) 66,970 (743) 62,480 (762) 48,990 (1,085) 57,870 (1,079) 68,270 (1,430) 72,230 (868)
Delaware 42,350 (535) 48,120 (910) (†) 55,520 (1,366) 54,670 (913) 46,820 (1,061) 63,070 (1,148) 56,930 (1,117) 45,420 (1,238) 52,280 (1,679) 62,270 (2,243) 69,340 (1,947)
District of Columbia 45,360 (828) 51,040 (472) (†) 54,750 (451) 55,450 (1,568) (†) 63,570 (2,537) 66,250 (1,933) (†) (†) 70,100 (2,147) 81,410 (1,654)
Florida 33,150 (487) 39,330 (476) 32,340 (468) 44,940 (583) 42,120 (784) 35,420 (1,016) 49,860 (1,027) 48,680 (985) 40,440 (822) 41,600 (920) 45,760 (937) 61,650 (1,329)
                                                 
Georgia 31,890 (227) 41,950 (524) 38,130 (581) 47,230 (475) 47,540 (752) 44,100 (418) 52,370 (1,322) 51,600 (799) 43,860 (1,252) 48,020 (1,214) 53,320 (863) 57,920 (1,278)
Hawaii 36,430 (731) 39,280 (524) (†) (†) 42,910 (967) (†) (†) 49,380 (1,513) 45,040 (1,808) (†) (†) (†)
Idaho 31,590 (440) 42,380 (772) (†) 48,950 (1,559) 44,140 (857) 38,380 (1,648) 48,580 (1,249) 47,020 (981) 37,290 (1,916) 41,150 (1,707) 51,410 (1,249) 53,120 (1,855)
Illinois 42,400 (588) 47,770 (953) 41,850 (1,166) 55,180 (1,087) 54,110 (1,253) 46,450 (1,114) 61,560 (1,612) 61,330 (1,503) 49,570 (1,557) 53,930 (1,513) 62,610 (1,854) 74,860 (2,895)
Indiana 38,040 (292) 45,480 (413) 36,090 (451) 49,420 (362) 49,760 (670) 38,030 (919) 53,650 (576) 51,640 (686) 39,240 (777) 43,470 (1,128) 49,100 (883) 58,370 (655)
                                                 
Iowa 32,220 (571) 38,010 (494) 33,960 (1,468) 39,340 (714) 41,880 (608) 37,140 (1,001) 43,880 (900) 44,770 (829) (†) 39,040 (1,073) 43,130 (1,487) 50,980 (1,111)
Kansas 32,560 (314) 36,140 (428) 31,990 (622) 38,480 (502) 40,400 (755) 34,940 (963) 43,700 (912) 46,220 (955) (†) 41,240 (1,390) 46,160 (1,036) 50,260 (1,519)
Kentucky 31,390 (396) 36,380 (310) 32,810 (305) 41,260 (481) 40,570 (457) 37,440 (325) 45,610 (913) 46,270 (578) 40,530 (898) 42,750 (762) 48,430 (1,162) 51,540 (866)
Louisiana 27,300 (262) 33,120 (806) (†) 35,150 (1,051) 38,000 (558) (†) 40,860 (828) 44,090 (854) 38,040 (1,125) (†) 46,060 (1,135) 47,470 (974)
Maine 33,060 (499) 38,770 (458) (†) 42,340 (442) 42,460 (677) 36,100 (1,355) 47,860 (840) 44,820 (733) 36,120 (840) 38,970 (871) 45,960 (1,030) 51,680 (1,138)
                                                 
Maryland 42,340 (406) 45,930 (1,055) 38,280 (736) 51,740 (900) 53,190 (1,307) 49,710 (4,001) 63,410 (1,462) 59,130 (1,422) 47,530 (1,060) 51,950 (1,240) 62,770 (2,878) 70,570 (1,880)
Massachusetts 39,710 (254) 47,630 (370) 41,960 (680) 52,390 (334) 53,500 (714) 48,280 (823) 61,270 (670) 58,680 (894) 46,260 (1,535) 57,660 (960) 62,000 (1,225) 68,590 (1,404)
Michigan 47,660 (488) 53,050 (651) 46,020 (968) 59,050 (1,034) 59,680 (906) 53,680 (1,813) 65,900 (1,194) 63,100 (1,116) 47,490 (1,973) 56,030 (1,790) 67,540 (1,494) 69,980 (1,434)
Minnesota 40,710 (552) 46,050 (674) 40,420 (1,136) 51,980 (1,175) 49,590 (731) 43,490 (621) 57,090 (1,137) 55,040 (730) 43,200 (1,339) 49,930 (1,041) 56,750 (900) 61,830 (1,203)
Mississippi 26,600 (200) 34,170 (326) 29,040 (271) 38,460 (348) 38,460 (479) 33,710 (594) 44,060 (571) 44,170 (617) 35,720 (708) 40,110 (537) 44,090 (798) 50,570 (804)
                                                 
Missouri 33,180 (625) 37,400 (747) 31,650 (1,028) 44,150 (1,067) 40,880 (761) 37,090 (1,071) 46,110 (1,604) 45,830 (1,020) 38,370 (1,795) 41,260 (978) 46,150 (1,385) 54,300 (2,175)
Montana 32,270 (423) 35,960 (728) 28,230 (508) 41,050 (1,237) 39,650 (885) (†) 43,280 (1,218) 45,970 (908) (†) 39,360 (1,161) 45,700 (1,589) 51,300 (1,290)
Nebraska 30,290 (538) 33,540 (536) 28,580 (667) 37,420 (936) 39,980 (784) 35,740 (1,248) 44,380 (1,023) 40,410 (913) (†) 37,490 (1,008) 38,420 (1,330) 43,880 (1,677)
Nevada 38,570 (353) 43,350 (429) (†) 49,500 (575) 45,770 (1,083) 44,120 (3,641) 49,900 (922) 50,050 (906) 41,050 (928) 47,280 (840) 53,010 (757) 60,420 (1,560)
New Hampshire 36,970 (505) 41,310 (689) (†) 46,210 (660) 45,140 (977) (†) 52,340 (636) 51,320 (1,002) 40,090 (1,020) 46,650 (1,397) 55,020 (1,528) 59,610 (1,134)
                                                 
New Jersey 50,950 (883) 57,410 (709) (†) 65,640 (670) 60,200 (1,571) 45,980 (962) 76,020 (1,723) 62,580 (1,901) 50,400 (1,853) 54,270 (2,691) 66,070 (2,656) 81,170 (2,065)
New Mexico 28,400 (281) 35,570 (539) 30,590 (835) 40,060 (742) 40,100 (810) 34,170 (572) 48,440 (1,013) 47,200 (833) 38,550 (1,391) 44,420 (854) 48,890 (553) 53,050 (1,393)
New York 47,440 (840) 53,130 (923) 42,590 (884) 66,450 (1,150) 56,650 (746) 50,450 (1,119) 67,470 (1,703) 64,300 (1,698) 51,640 (1,444) 58,520 (2,054) 67,830 (2,458) 83,090 (3,081)
North Carolina 29,180 (306) 36,810 (542) 33,780 (725) 41,890 (756) 42,720 (641) 36,440 (778) 48,390 (644) 45,470 (1,321) 34,620 (1,680) 40,790 (1,636) 46,800 (1,948) 52,660 (2,098)
North Dakota 28,520 (730) 32,920 (559) (†) 35,380 (828) 39,710 (789) (†) 43,130 (1,234) 44,090 (885) (†) 40,400 (1,690) 43,610 (1,629) 49,560 (1,644)
                                                 
Ohio 37,960 (550) 43,420 (585) 35,820 (1,054) 48,710 (836) 50,090 (689) 43,810 (692) 55,920 (852) 55,680 (982) 43,220 (1,658) 49,420 (1,058) 58,470 (1,779) 63,100 (1,473)
Oklahoma 28,510 (186) 31,990 (261) 28,260 (333) 34,280 (458) 34,580 (319) 31,370 (329) 38,060 (351) 40,220 (486) 35,220 (905) 36,550 (718) 39,350 (769) 44,400 (592)
Oregon 36,930 (471) 42,180 (588) 37,840 (764) 47,990 (1,031) 45,850 (647) 41,580 (1,019) 54,690 (808) 48,170 (914) 41,260 (718) 46,830 (721) 53,310 (1,396) 57,740 (1,375)
Pennsylvania 44,830 (816) 50,790 (1,027) 43,650 (1,633) 57,220 (1,154) 54,800 (925) 46,210 (1,322) 64,100 (910) 62,340 (1,667) 46,320 (2,076) 52,120 (1,628) 64,360 (2,553) 74,360 (2,998)
Rhode Island 41,630 (303) 48,610 (204) (†) 52,300 (169) 55,110 (909) 49,330 (2,504) 60,180 (1,080) 65,180 (1,137) (†) (†) 67,950 (1,212) 69,950 (1,244)
                                                 
South Carolina 31,860 (208) 38,390 (528) 32,850 (657) 41,660 (960) 42,910 (625) 37,780 (814) 49,410 (679) 46,480 (529) 37,980 (1,063) 41,280 (1,209) 47,160 (812) 52,970 (892)
South Dakota 28,110 (449) 32,800 (443) (†) 35,910 (727) 37,670 (801) 31,200 (971) 41,740 (1,162) 39,880 (764) (†) 35,110 (1,125) 39,180 (1,199) 44,110 (1,224)
Tennessee 30,270 (350) 35,610 (414) 31,750 (533) 38,470 (648) 39,620 (543) 36,120 (835) 42,860 (892) 43,730 (694) 36,320 (727) 39,840 (999) 44,370 (1,197) 49,150 (964)
Texas 31,610 (355) 40,280 (453) 33,280 (548) 44,820 (764) 43,370 (723) 37,590 (872) 49,650 (881) 47,520 (1,129) 42,320 (1,032) 44,490 (2,023) 48,340 (1,242) 51,960 (2,138)
Utah 32,590 (277) 39,880 (586) (†) 44,960 (1,332) 43,370 (636) 36,950 (1,534) 48,730 (598) 47,200 (1,092) 38,370 (1,444) 41,020 (748) 49,140 (866) 54,170 (1,687)
                                                 
Vermont 36,770 (594) 37,260 (668) (†) 42,340 (1,073) 44,740 (926) (†) 51,090 (1,076) 51,320 (987) (†) 44,780 (1,742) 51,310 (1,494) 58,040 (1,387)
Virginia 33,740 (579) 40,230 (668) 35,880 (668) 46,640 (1,263) 43,860 (948) 41,140 (1,342) 50,370 (1,581) 50,910 (1,572) 43,280 (1,727) 43,090 (1,865) 52,520 (2,135) 62,310 (2,889)
Washington 38,270 (398) 43,160 (364) 36,450 (533) 48,630 (566) 47,970 (500) 43,230 (829) 55,050 (731) 51,800 (649) 41,470 (866) 47,380 (1,210) 55,970 (831) 58,670 (882)
West Virginia 32,130 (195) 36,590 (226) (†) 38,830 (240) 40,440 (716) 33,580 (668) 42,840 (1,081) 43,090 (477) 35,520 (983) 37,120 (580) 41,910 (762) 47,700 (513)
Wisconsin 40,920 (486) 46,420 (512) 39,570 (669) 49,520 (588) 47,750 (713) 40,870 (956) 53,980 (817) 52,210 (873) 40,570 (2,096) 46,650 (1,245) 53,120 (1,604) 58,010 (1,380)
Wyoming 32,490 (371) 36,120 (497) (†) 38,480 (810) 41,610 (1,014) (†) 44,490 (1,557) 52,990 (932) (†) 49,530 (1,444) 52,550 (1,243) 57,580 (1,495)
†Not applicable.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
NOTE: This table includes regular full-time teachers only; it excludes other staff even when they have full-time teaching duties (regular part-time teachers, itinerant teachers, long-term substitutes, administrators, library media specialists, other professional staff, and support staff). Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Questionnaire," 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2003-04, and 2007-08; and "Public Charter School Teacher Questionnaire," 1999-2000. (This table was prepared October 2009.)
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