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Table 84. Estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools, by state: Selected years, 1969-70 through 2010-11
State Current dollars Constant 2009-10 dollars1
1969-70 1979-80 1989-90 1999-2000 2004-05 2009-10 2010-11 1969-70 1979-80 1989-90 1999-2000 2004-05 2009-10 2010-11 Percent change, 1999-2000 to
2010-11
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
United States $8,626 $15,970 $31,367 $41,807 $47,516 $55,202 $56,069 $49,492 $44,585 $53,541 $53,523 $53,724 $55,202 $54,965 2.7
Alabama 6,818 13,060 24,828 36,689 38,186 47,571 48,282 39,118 36,461 42,379 46,971 43,175 47,571 47,332 0.8
Alaska 10,560 27,210 43,153 46,462 52,424 59,672 61,093 60,588 75,964 73,658 59,483 59,273 59,672 59,890 0.7
Arizona 8,711 15,054 29,402 36,902 42,905 46,952 47,553 49,980 42,027 50,187 47,244 48,510 46,952 46,617 -1.3
Arkansas 6,307 12,299 22,352 33,386 40,495 46,700 47,700 36,187 34,336 38,153 42,742 45,785 46,700 46,761 9.4
California 10,315 18,020 37,998 47,680 57,876 68,203 69,434 59,183 50,308 64,859 61,042 65,437 68,203 68,067 11.5
                               
Colorado 7,761 16,205 30,758 38,163 43,949 49,202 49,938 44,529 45,241 52,501 48,858 49,691 49,202 48,955 0.2
Connecticut 9,262 16,229 40,461 51,780 57,737 64,350 65,571 53,141 45,308 69,063 66,291 65,280 64,350 64,280 -3.0
Delaware 9,015 16,148 33,377 44,435 50,595 57,080 57,934 51,724 45,082 56,972 56,888 57,205 57,080 56,794 -0.2
District of
   Columbia
10,285 22,190 38,402 47,076 58,456 64,548 66,601 59,010 61,950 65,549 60,269 66,093 64,548 65,290 8.3
Florida 8,412 14,149 28,803 36,722 41,590 46,708 46,702 48,264 39,501 49,164 47,013 47,023 46,708 45,783 -2.6
                               
Georgia 7,276 13,853 28,006 41,023 46,526 53,112 53,906 41,746 38,675 47,804 52,520 52,604 53,112 52,845 0.6
Hawaii 9,453 19,920 32,047 40,578 46,149 55,063 55,063 54,237 55,612 54,701 51,950 52,178 55,063 53,979 3.9
Idaho 6,890 13,611 23,861 35,547 42,122 46,283 47,416 39,532 37,999 40,729 45,509 47,625 46,283 46,483 2.1
Illinois 9,569 17,601 32,794 46,486 55,421 62,077 63,005 54,902 49,138 55,976 59,514 62,661 62,077 61,765 3.8
Indiana 8,833 15,599 30,902 41,850 46,583 49,986 50,407 50,680 43,549 52,747 53,578 52,669 49,986 49,415 -7.8
                               
Iowa 8,355 15,203 26,747 35,678 39,284 49,626 50,634 47,937 42,443 45,655 45,677 44,416 49,626 49,637 8.7
Kansas 7,612 13,690 28,744 34,981 39,345 46,657 47,080 43,674 38,219 49,063 44,784 44,485 46,657 46,153 3.1
Kentucky 6,953 14,520 26,292 36,380 40,522 49,543 50,038 39,893 40,537 44,878 46,575 45,816 49,543 49,053 5.3
Louisiana 7,028 13,760 24,300 33,109 39,022 48,903 49,634 40,323 38,415 41,478 42,388 44,120 48,903 48,657 14.8
Maine 7,572 13,071 26,881 35,561 39,610 46,106 47,182 43,445 36,491 45,883 45,527 44,785 46,106 46,253 1.6
                               
Maryland 9,383 17,558 36,319 44,048 52,331 63,971 65,113 53,835 49,018 61,993 56,392 59,168 63,971 63,831 13.2
Massachusetts 8,764 17,253 34,712 46,580 54,679 69,273 71,017 50,284 48,167 59,250 59,634 61,822 69,273 69,619 16.7
Michigan 9,826 19,663 37,072 49,044 56,973 57,958 58,595 56,377 54,895 63,279 62,788 64,416 57,958 57,442 -8.5
Minnesota 8,658 15,912 32,190 39,802 46,906 52,431 53,215 49,676 44,423 54,945 50,956 53,034 52,431 52,167 2.4
Mississippi 5,798 11,850 24,292 31,857 36,590 45,644 46,818 33,266 33,083 41,464 40,785 41,370 45,644 45,896 12.5
                               
Missouri 7,799 13,682 27,094 35,656 39,067 45,317 46,411 44,747 38,197 46,247 45,648 44,171 45,317 45,497 -0.3
Montana 7,606 14,537 25,081 32,121 38,485 45,759 47,132 43,640 40,584 42,811 41,123 43,513 45,759 46,204 12.4
Nebraska 7,375 13,516 25,522 33,237 39,456 46,227 47,521 42,314 37,734 43,564 42,552 44,611 46,227 46,586 9.5
Nevada 9,215 16,295 30,590 39,390 43,394 51,524 53,023 52,871 45,492 52,214 50,429 49,063 51,524 51,979 3.1
New Hampshire 7,771 13,017 28,986 37,734 43,941 51,443 52,792 44,586 36,341 49,477 48,309 49,682 51,443 51,753 7.1
                               
New Jersey 9,130 17,161 35,676 52,015 56,682 65,130 66,985 52,384 47,910 60,896 66,592 64,087 65,130 65,666 -1.4
New Mexico 7,796 14,887 24,756 32,554 39,391 46,258 46,950 44,730 41,561 42,256 41,677 44,537 46,258 46,026 10.4
New York 10,336 19,812 38,925 51,020 56,200 71,633 72,708 59,303 55,311 66,442 65,318 63,542 71,633 71,277 9.1
North Carolina 7,494 14,117 27,883 39,404 43,348 46,850 46,850 42,997 39,412 47,594 50,447 49,011 46,850 45,928 -9.0
North Dakota 6,696 13,263 23,016 29,863 36,695 42,964 44,266 38,418 37,027 39,286 38,232 41,489 42,964 43,395 13.5
                               
Ohio 8,300 15,269 31,218 41,436 48,692 55,958 57,291 47,621 42,628 53,286 53,048 55,053 55,958 56,163 5.9
Oklahoma 6,882 13,107 23,070 31,298 37,879 47,691 49,039 39,486 36,592 39,378 40,069 42,828 47,691 48,074 20.0
Oregon 8,818 16,266 30,840 42,336 48,330 55,224 56,387 50,594 45,411 52,641 54,201 54,644 55,224 55,277 2.0
Pennsylvania 8,858 16,515 33,338 48,321 53,258 59,156 60,536 50,823 46,106 56,905 61,863 60,216 59,156 59,344 -4.1
Rhode Island 8,776 18,002 36,057 47,041 53,473 59,686 60,923 50,353 50,258 61,546 60,224 60,459 59,686 59,724 -0.8
                               
South Carolina 6,927 13,063 27,217 36,081 42,189 47,508 49,434 39,744 36,469 46,457 46,193 47,701 47,508 48,461 4.9
South Dakota 6,403 12,348 21,300 29,071 34,040 38,837 35,201 36,737 34,473 36,357 37,218 38,487 38,837 34,508 -7.3
Tennessee 7,050 13,972 27,052 36,328 42,076 46,290 47,043 40,450 39,007 46,175 46,509 47,573 46,290 46,117 -0.8
Texas 7,255 14,132 27,496 37,567 41,011 48,261 48,261 41,626 39,453 46,933 48,095 46,369 48,261 47,311 -1.6
Utah 7,644 14,909 23,686 34,946 39,456 45,885 46,571 43,858 41,623 40,430 44,739 44,611 45,885 45,654 2.0
                               
Vermont 7,968 12,484 29,012 37,758 44,535 49,084 50,141 45,717 34,853 49,521 48,340 50,353 49,084 49,154 1.7
Virginia 8,070 14,060 30,938 38,744 42,768 50,015 51,559 46,302 39,252 52,808 49,602 48,355 50,015 50,544 1.9
Washington 9,225 18,820 30,457 41,043 45,718 53,003 53,796 52,929 52,541 51,987 52,545 51,691 53,003 52,737 0.4
West Virginia 7,650 13,710 22,842 35,009 38,360 45,959 47,253 43,892 38,275 38,989 44,820 43,372 45,959 46,323 3.4
Wisconsin 8,963 16,006 31,921 41,153 44,299 51,264 52,031 51,425 44,685 54,486 52,686 50,086 51,264 51,007 -3.2
Wyoming 8,232 16,012 28,141 34,127 40,497 55,861 56,978 47,231 44,702 48,034 43,691 45,788 55,861 55,856 27.8
1 Constant dollars based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, adjusted to a school-year basis. The CPI does not account for differences in inflation rates from state to state.
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Standard errors are not available for these estimates, which are based on state reports.
SOURCE: National Education Association, Estimates of School Statistics, 1969-70 through 2010-11. (This table was prepared May 2011.)
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