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Table 76. Estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools: Selected years, 1959-60 through 2004-05
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            |                        Current dollars                              |   Constant 2004-05 dollars\2\
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            |         |           |          |          Wage and | Ratio of aver- |         |           |
            |         |           |          |            salary |  age teachers' |         |           |
            |         |           |          |      accruals per |      salary to |         |           |
            |         |           |          |          full-time|   accruals per |         |           |
            |     All |Elementary |Secondary |  equivalent (FTE) |            FTE |     All |Elementary | Secondary
School year |teachers |  teachers | teachers |       employee\1\ |       employee |teachers |  teachers |  teachers
____________|_________|___________|__________|___________________|________________|_________|___________|___________
1           |        2|          3|         4|                  5|               6|        7|          8|          9
____________|_________|___________|__________|___________________|________________|_________|___________|___________
1959-60 ....|   $4,995|     $4,815|    $5,276|             $4,749|            1.05|  $30,958|    $31,413|    $34,420
1961-62 ....|    5,515|      5,340|     5,775|              5,063|            1.09|   33,413|     34,055|     36,830
1963-64 ....|    5,995|      5,805|     6,266|              5,478|            1.09|   35,398|     36,080|     38,945
1965-66 ....|    6,485|      6,279|     6,761|              5,934|            1.09|   37,012|     37,722|     40,618
1967-68 ....|    7,423|      7,208|     7,692|              6,533|            1.14|   39,749|     40,629|     43,357
            |         |           |          |                   |                |         |           |
1969-70 ....|    8,626|      8,412|     8,891|              7,486|            1.15|   43,773|     42,687|     45,118
1970-71 ....|    9,268|      9,021|     9,568|              7,998|            1.16|   44,723|     43,531|     46,170
1971-72 ....|    9,705|      9,424|    10,031|              8,521|            1.14|   45,209|     43,900|     46,728
1972-73 ....|   10,174|      9,893|    10,507|              9,056|            1.12|   45,559|     44,300|     47,050
1973-74 ....|   10,770|     10,507|    11,077|              9,667|            1.11|   44,279|     43,198|     45,541
            |         |           |          |                   |                |         |           |
1974-75 ....|   11,641|     11,334|    12,000|             10,411|            1.12|   43,086|     41,949|     44,414
1975-76 ....|   12,600|     12,280|    12,937|             11,194|            1.13|   43,552|     42,446|     44,717
1976-77 ....|   13,354|     12,989|    13,776|             11,971|            1.12|   43,615|     42,423|     44,993
1977-78 ....|   14,198|     13,845|    14,602|             12,815|            1.11|   43,454|     42,373|     44,690
1978-79 ....|   15,032|     14,681|    15,450|             13,825|            1.09|   42,066|     41,084|     43,236
            |         |           |          |                   |                |         |           |
1979-80 ....|   15,970|     15,569|    16,459|             15,088|            1.06|   39,433|     38,443|     40,641
1980-81 ....|   17,644|     17,230|    18,142|             16,520|            1.07|   39,044|     38,128|     40,146
1981-82 ....|   19,274|     18,853|    19,805|             17,866|            1.08|   39,260|     38,402|     40,342
1982-83 ....|   20,695|     20,227|    21,291|             18,950|            1.09|   40,418|     39,504|     41,582
1983-84 ....|   21,935|     21,487|    22,554|             19,878|            1.10|   41,311|     40,467|     42,477
            |         |           |          |                   |                |         |           |
1984-85 ....|   23,600|     23,200|    24,187|             20,819|            1.13|   42,773|     42,048|     43,836
1985-86 ....|   25,199|     24,718|    25,846|             21,732|            1.16|   44,391|     43,543|     45,530
1986-87 ....|   26,569|     26,057|    27,244|             22,650|            1.17|   45,787|     44,905|     46,951
1987-88 ....|   28,034|     27,519|    28,798|             23,705|            1.18|   46,390|     45,538|     47,654
1988-89 ....|   29,564|     29,022|    30,218|             24,655|            1.20|   46,762|     45,905|     47,796
            |         |           |          |                   |                |         |           |
1989-90 ....|   31,367|     30,832|    32,049|             25,647|            1.22|   47,354|     46,547|     48,384
1990-91 ....|   33,084|     32,490|    33,896|             26,794|            1.23|   47,357|     46,507|     48,520
1991-92 ....|   34,063|     33,479|    34,827|             27,999|            1.22|   47,245|     46,435|     48,304
1992-93 ....|   35,029|     34,350|    35,880|             29,058|            1.21|   47,113|     46,200|     48,258
1993-94 ....|   35,737|     35,233|    36,566|             29,811|            1.20|   46,852|     46,191|     47,938
            |         |           |          |                   |                |         |           |
1994-95.....|   36,675|     36,088|    37,523|             30,606|            1.20|   46,742|     45,993|     47,822
1995-96.....|   37,642|     37,138|    38,397|             31,561|            1.19|   46,703|     46,078|     47,640
1996-97.....|   38,443|     38,039|    39,184|             32,789|            1.17|   46,374|     45,887|     47,268
1997-98 ....|   39,350|     39,002|    39,944|             34,346|            1.15|   46,636|     46,224|     47,340
1998-99 ....|   40,544|     40,165|    41,203|             35,978|            1.13|   47,234|     46,792|     48,002
            |         |           |          |                   |                |         |           |
1999-2000 ..|   41,807|     41,306|    42,546|             37,800|            1.11|   47,339|     46,771|     48,176
2000-01 ....|   43,395|     42,929|    44,013|             39,257|            1.11|   47,509|     46,999|     48,186
2001-02 ....|   44,660|     44,192|    45,252|             40,031|            1.12|   48,043|     47,540|     48,680
2002-03 ....|   45,776|     45,480|    46,095|             41,004|            1.12|   48,185|     47,874|     48,521
2003-04 ....|   46,752|     46,408|    47,120|             42,547|            1.10|   48,159|     47,805|     48,538
2004-05 ....|   47,750|     47,487|    48,100|               --- |            --- |   47,750|     47,487|     48,100
____________|_________|___________|__________|___________________|________________|_________|___________|___________
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\1\Calendar-year data from the U.S. Department of Commerce have been converted to a school-year basis by averaging the two appropriate calendar years in each case.
\2\Constant 2004-05 dollars based on the Consumer Price Index, prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, adjusted to a school-year basis.
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: National Education Association, Estimates of School Statistics, 1959-60 through 2004-05; and unpublished tabulations; U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts, 1959 through 2004. (This table was prepared January 2006.)

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