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Table 80. Average salaries for full-time teachers in public and private elementary and secondary schools, by selected characteristics: 2007-08
[In current dollars]
Selected characteristic Number of full-time teachers (in thousands) Total
school-year and summer earned income
Base salary School year supplemental contract1 School year income from merit pay bonus and state supplements Job outside the school system during the school year Supplemental school system contract during summer2 Employed in a non-school job during the summer
Number of teachers (in thousands) Average supplement Number of teachers (in thousands) Average amount Number of teachers (in thousands) Average income Number of teachers (in thousands) Average supplement Number of teachers (in thousands) Average income
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Public schools                                                    
Total 3,114.7 (41.11) $53,230 (233) $49,630 (203) 1,360.8 (24.34) $2,590 (46) 500.3 (13.62) $2,030 (62) 507.2 (15.00) $5,260 (187) 670.6 (16.34) $2,530 (56) 530.3 (14.01) $4,410 (177)
Sex                                                    
Males 772.9 (19.75) 56,890 (422) 50,630 (353) 447.1 (12.76) 3,920 (85) 107.6 (5.71) 2,360 (169) 185.5 (7.20) 6,540 (350) 185.3 (8.15) 3,140 (120) 201.6 (6.89) 5,170 (264)
Females 2,341.8 (31.93) 52,020 (230) 49,300 (211) 913.6 (17.88) 1,940 (47) 392.7 (12.20) 1,940 (69) 321.7 (11.95) 4,530 (207) 485.3 (13.51) 2,300 (58) 328.8 (10.97) 3,940 (232)
                                                     
Race/ethnicity                                                    
White 2,571.2 (37.12) 53,230 (268) 49,630 (233) 1,149.6 (23.34) 2,570 (51) 398.2 (11.14) 2,050 (76) 424.8 (13.04) 5,230 (202) 512.1 (12.64) 2,450 (62) 452.8 (13.03) 4,460 (192)
Black 226.4 (15.06) 52,460 (674) 49,050 (642) 86.9 (6.25) 2,630 (145) 40.9 (4.93) 1,840 (228) 39.1 (5.40) 4,410 (462) 69.0 (5.97) 2,820 (158) 33.9 (4.56) 3,260 (442)
Hispanic 228.1 (15.06) 53,200 (820) 49,360 (725) 88.9 (8.58) 2,880 (297) 46.0 (6.67) 1,880 (203) 30.2 (3.79) 7,110 (814) 63.9 (7.46) 2,720 (188) 30.7 (3.71) 4,760 (736)
Asian 38.6 (6.91) 58,970 (1,354) 55,870 (1,273) 13.8 (2.83) 2,300 (688) 6.1 (2.22) 2,640 (563) 4.2 (1.14) 3,620 (679) 11.8 (3.00) 2,970 (317) 3.8 (1.21) 5,670 (1,494)
Pacific Islander 6.2 (1.25) 53,660 (2,837) 50,390 (2,835) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 2.3 (0.77) 2,810 (624) (†) (†)
American Indian/Alaska
     Native
15.1 (1.66) 47,350 (1,601) 44,450 (1,658) 6.0 (0.95) 2,220 (336) 2.9 (0.84) 1,680 (339) 2.4 (0.77) 3,730 (576) 3.2 (0.79) 2,300 (238) 2.4 (0.50) 4,060 (1,180)
Two or more races 28.0 (2.93) 54,620 (2,025) 50,100 (1,739) 12.7 (2.03) 2,780 (382) 5.9 (1.34) 2,330 (337) 5.2 (1.24) 5,250 (1,729) 7.7 (1.93) 3,090 (350) 5.6 (1.19) 4,810 (1,464)
                                                     
Age                                                    
Less than 30 567.6 (19.54) 43,560 (255) 39,820 (244) 280.6 (12.13) 2,400 (99) 83.4 (5.38) 1,540 (94) 103.9 (7.06) 3,800 (313) 155.3 (8.27) 2,280 (93) 157.0 (8.69) 3,630 (207)
30 to 39 823.8 (16.43) 50,050 (301) 46,380 (266) 387.4 (10.56) 2,670 (87) 119.6 (6.46) 1,820 (101) 136.6 (7.22) 5,210 (311) 183.6 (8.28) 2,420 (75) 145.7 (6.89) 4,250 (324)
40 to 49 737.2 (18.27) 54,410 (378) 50,920 (341) 322.1 (10.62) 2,640 (99) 133.2 (7.60) 1,810 (101) 114.6 (6.96) 5,260 (347) 149.5 (7.51) 2,500 (90) 112.3 (6.17) 4,490 (298)
50 or more 986.1 (24.78) 60,570 (384) 57,010 (361) 370.7 (13.81) 2,610 (89) 164.1 (6.59) 2,600 (142) 152.1 (7.81) 6,310 (435) 182.2 (6.79) 2,880 (121) 115.2 (7.12) 5,590 (588)
                                                     
Years of full-time teaching                                                    
experience                                                    
1 year or less 211.5 (12.03) 42,210 (378) 38,210 (332) 74.0 (6.01) 1,990 (119) 25.8 (3.02) 1,610 (182) 35.9 (4.64) 4,790 (593) 42.1 (3.70) 2,730 (180) 73.1 (5.23) 5,090 (343)
2 to 4 years 536.7 (17.78) 43,490 (301) 39,940 (246) 248.2 (9.67) 2,390 (117) 85.6 (5.46) 1,580 (125) 90.7 (5.77) 4,800 (392) 134.5 (8.28) 2,430 (100) 115.5 (7.02) 3,570 (321)
5 to 9 years 705.6 (16.60) 49,120 (280) 45,590 (241) 341.4 (10.63) 2,490 (89) 104.9 (7.57) 1,850 (152) 120.0 (6.56) 4,880 (323) 169.2 (8.78) 2,280 (79) 121.5 (6.57) 3,900 (279)
10 to 14 years 508.3 (14.87) 54,150 (392) 50,470 (377) 226.8 (9.51) 2,750 (123) 78.9 (4.88) 2,100 (116) 84.0 (5.13) 5,680 (403) 104.1 (6.01) 2,540 (105) 74.5 (4.49) 4,630 (362)
15 to 19 years 350.7 (12.95) 58,260 (518) 55,000 (484) 150.5 (7.35) 2,660 (139) 57.8 (4.70) 2,040 (166) 51.1 (5.00) 4,850 (500) 69.1 (5.80) 2,610 (134) 44.7 (4.14) 4,440 (517)
20 to 24 years 288.1 (11.95) 61,210 (650) 57,830 (636) 120.8 (7.72) 2,610 (163) 52.2 (4.68) 1,980 (166) 45.3 (3.92) 4,700 (466) 53.9 (5.32) 2,630 (182) 40.5 (4.31) 4,950 (926)
25 to 29 years 221.9 (8.61) 63,860 (772) 60,260 (740) 86.9 (6.23) 2,980 (199) 40.8 (3.93) 2,300 (349) 34.3 (4.06) 5,940 (741) 47.7 (4.00) 2,810 (248) 26.8 (2.68) 4,020 (412)
30 or more years 291.8 (12.05) 65,470 (711) 61,380 (617) 112.2 (7.66) 3,000 (165) 54.1 (4.03) 3,000 (301) 45.8 (4.09) 7,300 (1,102) 50.0 (3.80) 2,980 (184) 33.8 (3.37) 6,770 (1,159)
                                                     
Highest degree earned                                                    
Less than bachelor's degree 24.1 (2.10) 53,880 (2,123) 47,210 (1,680) 9.1 (1.15) 2,610 (355) 3.3 (0.50) 2,390 (670) 4.8 (0.72) 11,440 (2,984) 5.7 (0.94) 4,820 (1,022) 5.2 (0.68) 9,030 (2,878)
Bachelor's degree 1,500.7 (27.51) 47,060 (233) 43,650 (220) 644.8 (17.50) 2,490 (61) 260.1 (10.37) 1,660 (76) 233.5 (8.92) 4,800 (209) 322.6 (11.72) 2,370 (71) 300.2 (10.86) 4,020 (188)
Master's degree 1,374.4 (25.18) 58,460 (324) 54,810 (281) 616.8 (14.27) 2,650 (67) 205.4 (6.86) 2,380 (110) 226.1 (9.66) 5,320 (318) 293.6 (11.50) 2,610 (85) 198.0 (9.62) 4,730 (313)
Education specialist3  189.5 (8.04) 62,410 (805) 58,420 (722) 78.8 (5.08) 2,850 (240) 26.9 (2.96) 2,720 (390) 35.2 (3.17) 6,250 (799) 41.8 (3.95) 2,660 (168) 23.7 (2.09) 5,360 (1,436)
Doctor's degree 25.9 (2.59) 65,560 (1,981) 59,150 (1,620) 11.2 (1.74) 2,910 (383) 4.5 (1.14) 2,580 (621) 7.6 (1.49) 9,480 (1,806) 6.8 (1.24) 4,200 (703) 3.3 (0.76) 6,520 (3,255)
                                                     
Instructional level                                                    
Elementary 1,539.7 (33.95) 51,660 (375) 49,220 (353) 504.8 (19.48) 1,630 (70) 244.2 (11.12) 1,940 (108) 203.9 (10.27) 4,730 (321) 314.5 (13.18) 2,190 (67) 220.1 (9.27) 3,700 (241)
Secondary 1,575.0 (36.69) 54,770 (305) 50,020 (276) 856.0 (21.49) 3,160 (58) 256.1 (10.51) 2,110 (90) 303.4 (11.10) 5,620 (221) 356.1 (12.47) 2,830 (83) 310.2 (10.42) 4,920 (236)
                                                     
Location of school                                                    
City4  819.6 (29.02) 54,880 (463) 51,230 (432) 330.7 (14.47) 2,600 (106) 139.0 (8.13) 2,190 (151) 128.2 (8.36) 5,710 (404) 192.7 (12.64) 2,840 (100) 137.1 (7.42) 4,110 (304)
Suburban5  1,083.3 (36.37) 57,920 (512) 54,220 (468) 499.7 (20.06) 2,610 (82) 153.4 (10.40) 2,000 (109) 180.4 (9.12) 5,210 (323) 233.1 (12.02) 2,540 (84) 178.6 (8.44) 4,830 (460)
Town6  431.4 (24.40) 48,520 (581) 45,190 (540) 180.9 (10.74) 2,610 (113) 69.5 (5.80) 1,970 (236) 69.4 (5.63) 4,780 (414) 89.1 (6.65) 2,090 (94) 73.6 (5.59) 4,230 (406)
Rural7  780.4 (36.37) 47,600 (378) 44,020 (324) 349.5 (17.72) 2,550 (108) 138.4 (9.26) 1,910 (92) 129.1 (10.51) 5,140 (369) 155.8 (9.08) 2,390 (117) 141.1 (10.21) 4,250 (208)
                                                     
Private schools                                                    
Total 386.8 (9.06) $39,690 (403) $36,250 (323) 108.5 (5.02) $2,700 (132) 31.2 (2.82) $1,870 (195) 75.5 (3.86) $5,910 (394) 84.8 (4.12) $3,090 (159) 74.8 (3.90) $3,660 (266)
Sex                                                    
Males 98.6 (3.84) 46,900 (853) 40,490 (709) 42.8 (3.21) 3,030 (163) 8.6 (1.26) 2,860 (551) 28.0 (2.08) 8,850 (932) 30.8 (2.65) 3,260 (266) 26.9 (1.86) 4,860 (532)
Females 288.2 (7.51) 37,220 (417) 34,800 (347) 65.7 (3.48) 2,480 (213) 22.6 (2.44) 1,490 (190) 47.5 (2.92) 4,180 (307) 54.0 (2.93) 3,000 (194) 48.0 (3.00) 2,990 (237)
                                                     
Race/ethnicity                                                    
White 333.1 (8.19) 39,930 (429) 36,580 (363) 94.7 (4.61) 2,580 (131) 28.1 (2.66) 1,960 (222) 65.9 (3.14) 5,900 (431) 67.6 (4.08) 2,990 (171) 65.2 (3.39) 3,560 (273)
Black 16.5 (1.95) 34,380 (1,330) 30,310 (1,111) 3.2 (0.68) 3,990 (591) (†) (†) 3.4 (0.83) 4,330 (1,190) 6.6 (0.92) 3,890 (726) 3.4 (0.81) 4,220 (1,282)
Hispanic 23.1 (1.71) 38,200 (1,626) 34,080 (1,232) 6.3 (0.95) 4,420 (1,099) (†) (†) 4.3 (0.80) 6,300 (1,187) 6.5 (0.90) 2,660 (449) 4.2 (0.78) 4,810 (1,305)
Asian 8.4 (1.10) 41,310 (1,909) 37,850 (1,822) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Two or more races 2.7 (0.51) 46,710 (3,841) 43,260 (3,363) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
                                                     
Age                                                    
Less than 30 69.4 (3.65) 34,170 (575) 30,260 (483) 21.6 (1.73) 2,320 (154) 5.5 (0.89) 1,380 (564) 15.7 (1.64) 4,800 (778) 20.3 (1.83) 2,980 (238) 23.0 (1.72) 3,510 (239)
30 to 39 89.2 (4.55) 38,500 (718) 34,840 (652) 25.6 (2.42) 3,150 (268) 6.6 (1.04) 1,710 (396) 18.0 (1.66) 5,790 (1,420) 22.3 (2.38) 2,790 (237) 17.3 (1.80) 3,900 (501)
40 to 49 89.2 (3.00) 38,760 (676) 35,280 (551) 24.3 (1.84) 2,480 (326) 8.7 (1.69) 1,480 (253) 17.7 (1.97) 6,350 (641) 15.8 (1.62) 3,880 (570) 16.7 (1.50) 3,800 (537)
50 or more 139.0 (5.09) 43,780 (647) 40,750 (599) 37.0 (2.81) 2,750 (294) 10.4 (1.45) 2,560 (461) 24.1 (1.69) 6,400 (635) 26.3 (2.17) 2,970 (233) 17.8 (1.48) 3,500 (745)
                                                     
Years of full-time teaching
   experience
                                                   
1 year or less 40.0 (2.31) 32,120 (784) 28,260 (660) 9.2 (1.04) 2,200 (220) 3.5 (0.82) 1,470 (348) 7.8 (0.99) 5,960 (1,118) 9.1 (1.09) 3,290 (405) 13.0 (1.11) 4,080 (402)
2 to 4 years 74.3 (3.72) 34,220 (868) 30,890 (626) 20.1 (2.24) 2,370 (229) 6.5 (1.16) 1,330 (522) 16.1 (1.44) 5,250 (631) 17.7 (2.29) 2,920 (422) 16.6 (1.42) 3,390 (546)
5 to 9 years 83.6 (4.32) 38,110 (707) 34,620 (577) 23.6 (1.83) 2,420 (177) 6.4 (0.94) 1,360 (396) 17.9 (2.13) 6,530 (1,418) 19.0 (1.66) 2,960 (215) 17.1 (1.89) 3,090 (305)
10 to 14 years 60.1 (3.16) 41,310 (687) 37,510 (666) 18.5 (2.04) 3,250 (419) 5.5 (1.27) 1,850 (425) 11.8 (1.36) 5,200 (847) 13.4 (1.34) 3,360 (490) 11.9 (1.26) 4,370 (869)
15 to 19 years 33.0 (2.35) 42,740 (1,121) 39,220 (896) 9.8 (1.13) 2,900 (544) (†) (†) 6.1 (1.08) 6,620 (1,385) 7.2 (1.05) 3,590 (675) 4.2 (0.79) 4,520 (1,257)
20 to 24 years 31.3 (2.46) 43,880 (1,482) 41,180 (1,480) 9.4 (1.70) 2,890 (481) (†) (†) 4.9 (0.73) 4,570 (702) 6.6 (1.27) 2,960 (453) 4.0 (0.78) 2,820 (547)
25 to 29 years 25.2 (1.87) 42,910 (1,133) 40,460 (950) 6.5 (0.85) 2,150 (525) (†) (†) 3.5 (0.55) 6,920 (1,902) 4.7 (0.74) 2,100 (233) 3.2 (0.50) 2,940 (641)
30 or more years 39.3 (2.56) 50,560 (1,309) 46,840 (1,212) 11.5 (1.62) 3,340 (532) 3.3 (0.74) 4,380 (1,058) 7.3 (0.95) 6,760 (1,386) 7.1 (1.03) 3,420 (692) 4.9 (0.86) 4,250 (1,569)
                                                     
Highest degree earned                                                    
Less than bachelor's degree 27.2 (1.84) 26,670 (1,126) 23,610 (938) 3.4 (0.74) 4,260 (1,195) (†) (†) 4.8 (0.75) 5,740 (1,052) 5.9 (0.98) 3,300 (510) 5.9 (0.95) 3,440 (591)
Bachelor's degree 217.1 (6.33) 36,880 (418) 33,770 (343) 56.7 (3.30) 2,720 (161) 17.4 (1.92) 1,700 (220) 40.4 (2.78) 4,840 (323) 44.6 (2.70) 3,160 (235) 45.2 (2.77) 3,540 (243)
Master's degree 124.3 (4.85) 45,340 (755) 41,660 (605) 42.7 (3.43) 2,520 (179) 11.2 (1.58) 1,760 (338) 25.1 (1.93) 6,260 (758) 29.5 (2.62) 3,000 (235) 20.2 (1.50) 4,130 (769)
Education specialist3  10.1 (1.17) 50,880 (2,803) 43,560 (1,626) 2.8 (0.56) 2,850 (604) (†) (†) (†) (†) 2.7 (0.66) 2,420 (420) 2.3 (0.66) 3,460 (696)
Doctor's degree 8.0 (1.35) 57,490 (3,479) 52,660 (3,187) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
                                                     
Instructional level                                                    
Elementary 209.1 (5.99) 35,730 (399) 33,160 (354) 37.6 (2.62) 2,640 (290) 14.3 (1.86) 1,560 (258) 34.6 (2.29) 4,870 (339) 40.3 (2.34) 3,280 (249) 36.5 (2.18) 3,230 (221)
Secondary 177.7 (6.87) 44,350 (689) 39,890 (581) 71.0 (4.54) 2,730 (143) 16.9 (2.01) 2,130 (330) 40.8 (2.96) 6,790 (735) 44.4 (3.16) 2,930 (202) 38.3 (2.98) 4,080 (441)
                                                     
Location of school                                                    
City4  163.5 (6.43) 41,770 (580) 38,240 (500) 50.5 (3.70) 2,680 (143) 14.8 (1.97) 2,110 (312) 31.9 (2.45) 5,710 (489) 40.1 (3.04) 3,210 (250) 26.6 (2.02) 3,720 (385)
Suburban5  140.6 (5.91) 41,730 (658) 38,100 (583) 40.2 (2.98) 2,740 (288) 10.1 (1.41) 1,560 (242) 27.3 (2.04) 6,670 (932) 30.8 (2.43) 3,130 (300) 27.9 (2.36) 3,790 (512)
Town6  29.8 (2.46) 31,040 (1,010) 28,600 (1,016) 7.4 (1.16) 2,550 (564) (†) 1,180 (372) 5.7 (0.94) 3,920 (501) 5.0 (0.86) 2,470 (521) 7.3 (1.06) 2,400 (416)
Rural7  52.9 (3.62) 32,660 (1,059) 29,450 (932) 10.5 (1.42) 2,770 (312) 3.7 (0.89) 2,230 (734) 10.5 (1.28) 5,620 (744) 9.0 (1.41) 2,770 (250) 13.0 (1.66) 3,980 (519)
†Not applicable.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases).
1 Includes compensation for extracurricular or additional activities such as coaching, student activity sponsorship, or teaching evening classes.
2 Includes teaching summer sessions and other non-teaching jobs at any school.
3 Includes certificates of advanced graduate studies.
4 Located inside a principal city within an urbanized area.
5 Located inside an urbanized area, but outside of a principal city.
6 Located inside an urban cluster.
7 Located outside any urbanized area or urban cluster.
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). Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Standard errors appear in parentheses. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding, missing values in cells with too few cases to report, and survey item nonresponse.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public Teacher Questionnaire" and "Private Teacher Questionnaire," 2007-08. (This table was prepared October 2009.)
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