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Table 79. Estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 196970 through 200607
State Current dollars Constant 2006–07 dollars1 
1969–70 1979–80 1989–90 1999–2000 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 1969–70 1979–80 1989–90 1999–2000 2004–05 2005–06 2006–07 Percent change, 1999–2000 to 2006–07
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 $47,659 $49,026 $50,816 $46,615 $41,993 $50,429 $50,412 $50,753 $50,294 $50,816 0.8
Alabama 6,818 13,060 24,828 36,689 38,186 40,347 43,389 36,845 34,341 39,916 44,241 40,665 41,390 43,389 -1.9
Alaska 10,560 27,210 43,153 46,462 52,424 53,553 54,658 57,067 71,549 69,377 56,026 55,828 54,938 54,658 -2.4
Arizona 8,711 15,054 29,402 36,902 42,905 44,672 45,941 47,075 39,585 47,270 44,498 45,691 45,827 45,941 3.2
Arkansas 6,307 12,299 22,352 33,386 40,495 42,768 44,245 34,083 32,340 35,935 40,258 43,124 43,874 44,245 9.9
California 10,315 18,020 37,998 47,680 57,604 59,825 63,640 55,743 47,384 61,089 57,494 61,344 61,372 63,640 10.7
                               
Colorado 7,761 16,205 30,758 38,163 43,949 44,439 45,833 41,941 42,611 49,450 46,018 46,803 45,588 45,833 -0.4
Connecticut 9,262 16,229 40,461 51,780 57,737 59,304 60,822 50,052 42,674 65,049 62,438 61,486 60,838 60,822 -2.6
Delaware 9,015 16,148 33,377 44,435 50,595 54,264 54,680 48,717 42,461 53,660 53,581 53,880 55,667 54,680 2.1
District of Columbia 10,285 22,190 38,402 47,076 58,456 59,000 59,000 55,581 58,349 61,739 56,766 62,251 60,526 59,000 3.9
Florida 8,412 14,149 28,803 36,722 41,590 43,302 45,308 45,459 37,205 46,307 44,281 44,290 44,422 45,308 2.3
                               
Georgia 7,276 13,853 28,006 41,023 46,526 48,300 49,905 39,320 36,427 45,025 49,467 49,547 49,549 49,905 0.9
Hawaii 9,453 19,920 32,047 40,578 46,149 49,292 51,922 51,084 52,380 51,522 48,930 49,145 50,567 51,922 6.1
Idaho 6,890 13,611 23,861 35,547 40,864 41,150 42,798 37,234 35,790 38,361 42,864 43,517 42,214 42,798 -0.2
Illinois 9,569 17,601 32,794 46,486 57,539 58,686 58,246 51,711 46,282 52,723 56,054 61,275 60,204 58,246 3.9
Indiana 8,833 15,599 30,902 41,850 46,583 47,255 47,831 47,734 41,018 49,681 50,464 49,608 48,477 47,831 -5.2
                               
Iowa 8,355 15,203 26,747 35,678 39,284 41,083 43,130 45,151 39,976 43,001 43,022 41,835 42,145 43,130 0.3
Kansas 7,612 13,690 28,744 34,981 39,345 41,467 43,334 41,136 35,998 46,212 42,181 41,900 42,539 43,334 2.7
Kentucky 6,953 14,520 26,292 36,380 40,959 42,592 43,646 37,574 38,181 42,270 43,868 43,618 43,693 43,646 -0.5
Louisiana 7,028 13,760 24,300 33,109 39,022 40,029 42,816 37,980 36,182 39,067 39,924 41,556 41,064 42,816 7.2
Maine 7,572 13,071 26,881 35,561 39,610 40,737 41,596 40,919 34,370 43,217 42,881 42,182 41,791 41,596 -3.0
                               
Maryland 9,383 17,558 36,319 44,048 52,331 54,333 56,927 50,706 46,169 58,390 53,115 55,729 55,738 56,927 7.2
Massachusetts 8,764 17,253 34,712 46,580 54,701 56,369 58,624 47,361 45,367 55,807 56,168 58,253 57,827 58,624 4.4
Michigan 9,826 19,663 37,072 49,044 53,959 54,739 54,895 53,100 51,704 59,601 59,139 57,462 56,155 54,895 -7.2
Minnesota 8,658 15,912 32,190 39,802 46,906 48,489 49,634 46,788 41,841 51,752 47,995 49,952 49,743 49,634 3.4
Mississippi 5,798 11,850 24,292 31,857 38,212 40,576 40,182 31,333 31,160 39,054 38,414 40,693 41,625 40,182 4.6
                               
Missouri 7,799 13,682 27,094 35,656 39,090 40,462 41,839 42,146 35,977 43,559 42,995 41,628 41,508 41,839 -2.7
Montana 7,606 14,537 25,081 32,121 38,485 39,832 41,225 41,103 38,225 40,323 38,733 40,984 40,862 41,225 6.4
Nebraska 7,375 13,516 25,522 33,237 39,456 40,382 42,044 39,855 35,540 41,032 40,078 42,018 41,426 42,044 4.9
Nevada 9,215 16,295 30,590 39,390 43,394 44,426 45,342 49,798 42,848 49,180 47,498 46,211 45,575 45,342 -4.5
New Hampshire 7,771 13,017 28,986 37,734 43,941 45,263 46,527 41,995 34,228 46,601 45,501 46,794 46,434 46,527 2.3
                               
New Jersey 9,130 17,161 35,676 52,015 56,519 58,156 59,920 49,339 45,125 57,356 62,722 60,189 59,660 59,920 -4.5
New Mexico 7,796 14,887 24,756 32,554 39,391 41,637 42,780 42,130 39,146 39,800 39,255 41,949 42,714 42,780 9.0
New York 10,336 19,812 38,925 51,020 56,200 57,354 58,537 55,856 52,096 62,580 61,522 59,849 58,837 58,537 -4.9
North Carolina 7,494 14,117 27,883 39,404 43,348 43,922 46,410 40,498 37,121 44,828 47,515 46,163 45,058 46,410 -2.3
North Dakota 6,696 13,263 23,016 29,863 36,695 37,764 38,822 36,185 34,875 37,003 36,010 39,078 38,741 38,822 7.8
                               
Ohio 8,300 15,269 31,218 41,436 48,692 50,314 51,937 44,854 40,150 50,189 49,965 51,853 51,615 51,937 3.9
Oklahoma 6,882 13,107 23,070 31,298 37,879 38,772 42,379 37,191 34,465 37,090 37,740 40,338 39,775 42,379 12.3
Oregon 8,818 16,266 30,840 42,336 48,320 50,044 50,911 47,653 42,772 49,581 51,050 51,457 51,338 50,911 -0.3
Pennsylvania 8,858 16,515 33,338 48,321 53,258 54,027 54,970 47,869 43,426 53,598 58,267 56,716 55,424 54,970 -5.7
Rhode Island 8,776 18,002 36,057 47,041 53,473 54,730 55,956 47,426 47,336 57,969 56,724 56,945 56,145 55,956 -1.4
                               
South Carolina 6,927 13,063 27,217 36,081 42,189 43,011 44,133 37,434 34,349 43,757 43,508 44,928 44,123 44,133 1.4
South Dakota 6,403 12,348 21,300 29,071 34,040 34,709 35,378 34,602 32,469 34,244 35,055 36,250 35,607 35,378 0.9
Tennessee 7,050 13,972 27,052 36,328 42,076 42,537 43,816 38,099 36,740 43,492 43,806 44,808 43,637 43,816 #
Texas 7,255 14,132 27,496 37,567 41,011 41,744 44,897 39,206 37,160 44,205 45,300 43,674 42,824 44,897 -0.9
Utah 7,644 14,909 23,686 34,946 39,456 40,007 40,566 41,309 39,203 38,080 42,139 42,018 41,042 40,566 -3.7
                               
Vermont 7,968 12,484 29,012 37,758 44,535 46,622 48,370 43,059 32,827 46,643 45,530 47,427 47,828 48,370 6.2
Virginia 8,070 14,060 30,938 38,744 42,768 43,823 44,727 43,611 36,971 49,739 46,719 45,545 44,956 44,727 -4.3
Washington 9,225 18,820 30,457 41,043 45,718 46,326 47,882 49,852 49,487 48,966 49,491 48,686 47,524 47,882 -3.3
West Virginia 7,650 13,710 22,842 35,009 38,360 38,284 40,531 41,341 36,051 36,723 42,215 40,851 39,274 40,531 -4.0
Wisconsin 8,963 16,006 31,921 41,153 44,299 46,390 47,901 48,436 42,088 51,319 49,624 47,175 47,590 47,901 -3.5
Wyoming 8,232 16,012 28,141 34,127 40,497 43,225 50,692 44,486 42,104 45,242 41,152 43,126 44,343 50,692 23.2
# Rounds to zero.
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 2006–07. (This table was prepared July 2008.)
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