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Table 79. Estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1969-70 through 2008-09
State Current dollars Constant 2007-08 dollars1
1969-70 1979-80 1989-90 1999-2000 2005-06 2007-08 2008-09 1969-70 1979-80 1989-90 1999-2000 2005-06 2007-08 2008-09 Percent change, 1999-2000 to 2008-09
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 $48,804 $52,308 $53,910 $48,343 $43,549 $52,297 $52,280 $51,921 $52,308 $53,168 1.7
Alabama 6,818 13,060 24,828 36,689 40,347 46,604 48,906 38,210 35,614 41,395 45,880 42,924 46,604 48,233 5.1
Alaska 10,560 27,210 43,153 46,462 53,553 56,758 58,916 59,181 74,200 71,948 58,102 56,974 56,758 58,105 #
Arizona 8,711 15,054 29,402 36,902 44,672 45,772 47,937 48,819 41,051 49,021 46,147 47,525 45,772 47,277 2.4
Arkansas 6,307 12,299 22,352 33,386 42,768 45,773 47,472 35,346 33,539 37,267 41,750 45,500 45,773 46,818 12.1
California 10,315 18,020 37,998 47,680 59,825 64,424 66,986 57,808 49,140 63,353 59,625 63,646 64,424 66,064 10.8
                             
Colorado 7,761 16,205 30,758 38,163 44,439 47,248 48,707 43,495 44,190 51,282 47,723 47,278 47,248 48,036 0.7
Connecticut 9,262 16,229 40,461 51,780 59,304 61,976 63,976 51,907 44,256 67,460 64,752 63,092 61,976 63,095 -2.6
Delaware 9,015 16,148 33,377 44,435 54,264 55,994 55,994 50,523 44,035 55,649 55,567 57,730 55,994 55,223 -0.6
District of Columbia 10,285 22,190 38,402 47,076 59,000 60,628 62,557 57,640 60,511 64,027 58,869 62,769 60,628 61,696 4.8
Florida 8,412 14,149 28,803 36,722 43,302 46,930 48,126 47,143 38,584 48,023 45,921 46,068 46,930 47,463 3.4
                             
Georgia 7,276 13,853 28,006 41,023 48,300 51,560 53,270 40,777 37,776 46,694 51,300 51,385 51,560 52,537 2.4
Hawaii 9,453 19,920 32,047 40,578 49,292 53,400 55,733 52,977 54,321 53,431 50,743 52,441 53,400 54,966 8.3
Idaho 6,890 13,611 23,861 35,547 41,150 44,099 45,439 38,614 37,117 39,783 44,452 43,778 44,099 44,813 0.8
Illinois 9,569 17,601 32,794 46,486 58,686 60,474 62,787 53,627 47,997 54,677 58,132 62,435 60,474 61,922 6.5
Indiana 8,833 15,599 30,902 41,850 47,255 48,508 49,198 49,503 42,538 51,522 52,334 50,273 48,508 48,521 -7.3
                             
Iowa 8,355 15,203 26,747 35,678 41,083 46,664 48,969 46,824 41,458 44,595 44,616 43,707 46,664 48,295 8.2
Kansas 7,612 13,690 28,744 34,981 41,467 45,136 46,987 42,660 37,332 47,924 43,744 44,116 45,136 46,340 5.9
Kentucky 6,953 14,520 26,292 36,380 42,592 47,207 49,539 38,967 39,595 43,836 45,494 45,313 47,207 48,857 7.4
Louisiana 7,028 13,760 24,300 33,109 40,029 46,964 49,284 39,387 37,523 40,515 41,403 42,586 46,964 48,605 17.4
Maine 7,572 13,071 26,881 35,561 40,737 43,397 44,731 42,436 35,644 44,818 44,470 43,339 43,397 44,115 -0.8
                             
Maryland 9,383 17,558 36,319 44,048 54,333 60,069 60,844 52,585 47,880 60,554 55,083 57,803 60,069 60,006 8.9
Massachusetts 8,764 17,253 34,712 46,580 56,369 60,471 62,769 49,116 47,048 57,874 58,249 59,970 60,471 61,905 6.3
Michigan 9,826 19,663 37,072 49,044 54,739 56,096 57,327 55,068 53,620 61,809 61,330 58,235 56,096 56,538 -7.8
Minnesota 8,658 15,912 32,190 39,802 48,489 50,582 51,938 48,522 43,391 53,670 49,773 51,586 50,582 51,223 2.9
Mississippi 5,798 11,850 24,292 31,857 40,576 42,403 44,498 32,494 32,314 40,501 39,838 43,168 42,403 43,885 10.2
                             
Missouri 7,799 13,682 27,094 35,656 40,462 43,206 44,712 43,708 37,310 45,173 44,588 43,046 43,206 44,096 -1.1
Montana 7,606 14,537 25,081 32,121 39,832 42,874 44,426 42,626 39,642 41,817 40,168 42,376 42,874 43,814 9.1
Nebraska 7,375 13,516 25,522 33,237 40,382 42,885 44,120 41,332 36,857 42,552 41,563 42,961 42,885 43,513 4.7
Nevada 9,215 16,295 30,590 39,390 44,426 47,710 50,067 51,644 44,436 51,002 49,258 47,264 47,710 49,378 0.2
New Hampshire 7,771 13,017 28,986 37,734 45,263 47,609 48,934 43,551 35,497 48,328 47,187 48,154 47,609 48,260 2.3
                             
New Jersey 9,130 17,161 35,676 52,015 58,156 61,277 63,018 51,167 46,797 59,482 65,046 61,871 61,277 62,150 -4.5
New Mexico 7,796 14,887 24,756 32,554 41,637 45,112 47,341 43,691 40,596 41,275 40,709 44,297 45,112 46,689 14.7
New York 10,336 19,812 38,925 51,020 57,354 62,332 65,234 57,926 54,026 64,899 63,801 61,017 62,332 64,336 0.8
North Carolina 7,494 14,117 27,883 39,404 43,922 47,354 48,603 41,999 38,496 46,489 49,275 46,727 47,354 47,934 -2.7
North Dakota 6,696 13,263 23,016 29,863 37,764 40,279 41,534 37,526 36,168 38,374 37,344 40,176 40,279 40,962 9.7
                             
Ohio 8,300 15,269 31,218 41,436 50,314 53,410 54,925 46,516 41,638 52,049 51,816 53,528 53,410 54,169 4.5
Oklahoma 6,882 13,107 23,070 31,298 38,772 43,551 45,702 38,569 35,742 38,464 39,139 41,249 43,551 45,073 15.2
Oregon 8,818 16,266 30,840 42,336 50,044 51,811 52,950 49,419 44,357 51,419 52,942 53,241 51,811 52,221 -1.4
Pennsylvania 8,858 16,515 33,338 48,321 54,027 55,833 56,906 49,643 45,036 55,584 60,426 57,478 55,833 56,122 -7.1
Rhode Island 8,776 18,002 36,057 47,041 54,730 57,168 58,491 49,183 49,091 60,117 58,826 58,226 57,168 57,686 -1.9
                             
South Carolina 6,927 13,063 27,217 36,081 43,011 45,758 47,704 38,821 35,622 45,378 45,120 45,758 45,758 47,047 4.3
South Dakota 6,403 12,348 21,300 29,071 34,709 36,674 38,017 35,884 33,672 35,513 36,354 36,926 36,674 37,494 3.1
Tennessee 7,050 13,972 27,052 36,328 42,537 45,030 46,278 39,510 38,101 45,103 45,429 45,254 45,030 45,641 0.5
Texas 7,255 14,132 27,496 37,567 41,744 46,179 46,179 40,659 38,537 45,843 46,978 44,410 46,179 45,543 -3.1
Utah 7,644 14,909 23,686 34,946 40,007 41,615 42,335 42,839 40,656 39,491 43,701 42,562 41,615 41,752 -4.5
                             
Vermont 7,968 12,484 29,012 37,758 46,622 46,593 47,697 44,655 34,043 48,371 47,217 49,600 46,593 47,040 -0.4
Virginia 8,070 14,060 30,938 38,744 43,823 46,796 48,554 45,227 38,341 51,582 48,450 46,622 46,796 47,885 -1.2
Washington 9,225 18,820 30,457 41,043 46,326 49,884 51,970 51,700 51,321 50,780 51,325 49,285 49,884 51,254 -0.1
West Virginia 7,650 13,710 22,842 35,009 38,284 42,529 44,625 42,873 37,386 38,084 43,779 40,729 42,529 44,011 0.5
Wisconsin 8,963 16,006 31,921 41,153 46,390 49,051 50,424 50,231 43,648 53,221 51,463 49,353 49,051 49,730 -3.4
Wyoming 8,232 16,012 28,141 34,127 43,225 53,074 55,696 46,135 43,664 46,919 42,676 45,986 53,074 54,929 28.7
#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 2008-09. (This table was prepared July 2009.)
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