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Table 88. Average base salary for full-time public elementary and secondary school teachers with a bachelor's degree as their highest degree, by years of full-time teaching experience and state: 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2003-04, and 2007-08
[Amounts in current dollars. Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State 1993-94, total 1999-2000 2003-04 2007-08
Total 2 or fewer years Total 2 or fewer years Over 20 years Total 2 or fewer years 3 to 5 years 6 to 10 years 11 to 20 years Over 20 years
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
United States $30,150 (97) $35,310 (116) $28,450 (109) $39,200 (300) $32,230 (290) $49,130 (327) $43,650 (220) $36,780 (262) $38,530 (248) $42,270 (341) $47,380 (400) $54,170 (463)
Alabama 24,450 (151) 31,300 (210) 28,280 (142) 32,750 (256) 29,640 (291) 37,610 (663) 39,210 (381) 34,810 (465) 36,910 (671) 39,020 (631) 42,860 (644) 44,220 (1,210)
Alaska 42,620 (308) 42,170 (269) 34,110 (290) 46,160 (720) 37,290 (1,113) 58,760 (943) 51,950 (747) 40,100 (746) 46,600 (1,693) 49,640 (827) 56,880 (1,039) 63,600 (1,932)
Arizona 28,050 (347) 30,110 (491) 25,020 (303) 33,370 (556) 29,510 (408) 44,060 (1,469) 36,880 (571) 33,640 (388) 34,780 (380) 36,560 (648) 39,290 (1,239) 45,670 (1,770)
Arkansas 24,970 (199) 29,810 (345) 25,780 (699) 32,710 (328) 26,590 (694) 38,080 (803) 40,220 (418) 33,090 (626) 35,840 (794) 38,480 (778) 42,700 (635) 44,610 (984)
California 37,330 (412) 41,930 (301) 32,820 (321) 51,210 (704) 38,920 (679) 63,110 (1,045) 56,950 (966) 44,770 (997) 46,810 (1,080) 54,040 (1,097) 62,570 (1,601) 72,680 (1,235)
                                                 
Colorado 27,590 (391) 32,180 (428) 25,400 (252) 36,140 (699) 30,570 (534) 45,480 (2,188) 38,090 (884) 32,600 (621) 35,720 (1,463) 38,040 (979) 45,210 (1,980) (†)
Connecticut 40,510 (645) 38,530 (883) 32,030 (344) 48,380 (1,997) 37,800 (820) (†) 49,700 (1,286) 42,830 (1,348) 43,330 (1,395) (†) (†) (†)
Delaware 31,400 (375) 37,620 (893) (†) 41,210 (991) (†) (†) 45,880 (960) (†) 39,760 (871) 46,050 (1,038) 52,070 (1,631) (†)
District of Columbia 37,690 (645) 40,980 (593) (†) 48,350 (1,290) (†) (†) 54,970 (2,025) 42,180 (425) (†) (†) (†) (†)
Florida 28,970 (229) 33,650 (407) 27,440 (314) 36,460 (624) 31,140 (612) 47,040 (843) 41,640 (554) 36,030 (473) 37,630 (520) 38,750 (595) 43,640 (973) 55,480 (1,182)
                                                 
Georgia 25,650 (215) 33,610 (373) 29,410 (287) 37,160 (490) 32,220 (424) 45,020 (1,010) 41,640 (760) 34,580 (573) 36,850 (690) 41,140 (1,277) 47,590 (843) 54,330 (1,192)
Hawaii 34,060 (460) 36,710 (533) 27,370 (299) 39,250 (887) 32,620 (781) 52,650 (1,779) 45,380 (922) 38,650 (1,496) 42,310 (1,555) (†) 48,660 (1,781) (†)
Idaho 24,610 (252) 31,500 (208) 22,880 (245) 36,150 (627) 26,060 (579) 45,330 (794) 39,870 (609) 31,110 (619) 32,650 (1,493) 37,420 (1,394) 43,300 (1,169) 48,450 (1,122)
Illinois 29,480 (277) 35,250 (563) 28,230 (398) 38,730 (791) 33,180 (1,047) 49,120 (1,797) 42,740 (836) 36,030 (926) 37,650 (812) 42,020 (1,468) 50,070 (1,986) 52,950 (1,857)
Indiana 25,400 (329) 30,760 (296) 27,360 (186) 34,600 (640) 30,270 (337) (†) 38,670 (786) 32,850 (452) 35,030 (393) 39,640 (929) 45,870 (1,519) (†)
                                                 
Iowa 24,950 (319) 28,910 (279) 23,150 (253) 33,600 (696) 26,140 (457) 37,580 (840) 35,240 (500) 28,580 (827) 30,960 (637) 34,880 (624) 38,740 (844) 40,400 (903)
Kansas 25,930 (135) 29,430 (264) 26,110 (261) 32,290 (326) 28,500 (447) 36,990 (597) 37,160 (476) 34,390 (523) 34,520 (673) 35,720 (836) 38,920 (1,352) 42,250 (880)
Kentucky 24,910 (457) 27,720 (358) 24,650 (168) 31,610 (468) 28,490 (195) (†) 35,640 (608) 33,460 (1,011) 33,730 (1,099) 38,180 (988) (†) (†)
Louisiana 22,520 (159) 28,020 (476) 24,620 (943) 32,590 (489) 28,380 (693) 39,200 (646) 39,880 (462) 36,300 (825) 37,160 (813) 38,300 (718) 41,250 (753) 44,800 (1,061)
Maine 28,550 (330) 34,690 (775) 27,390 (2,511) 36,650 (606) 27,300 (1,078) 43,490 (1,062) 38,770 (651) 31,260 (573) 32,360 (864) 36,030 (1,178) 39,800 (899) 46,260 (1,321)
                                                 
Maryland 33,520 (476) 37,760 (683) 28,900 (337) 42,960 (1,313) 34,100 (381) 62,750 (2,717) 50,680 (1,213) 41,270 (492) 42,630 (999) 49,870 (1,791) (†) 66,640 (1,644)
Massachusetts 34,340 (309) 40,410 (464) 29,950 (454) 43,930 (964) 35,830 (1,124) 54,780 (1,331) 50,880 (917) 37,720 (970) 45,350 (1,022) 52,770 (2,234) (†) 58,510 (2,309)
Michigan 37,170 (670) 39,950 (838) 30,760 (457) 45,230 (682) 35,340 (693) 55,950 (1,245) 47,440 (1,612) 35,930 (664) 41,240 (1,553) 48,430 (1,599) 55,430 (1,705) 59,330 (1,506)
Minnesota 31,010 (419) 35,270 (685) 28,770 (783) 39,030 (566) 31,560 (761) 47,350 (783) 41,760 (593) 33,830 (574) 35,640 (673) 39,840 (1,208) 46,140 (1,203) 51,890 (924)
Mississippi 22,640 (106) 28,000 (186) 24,080 (218) 31,890 (425) 27,110 (306) 37,990 (555) 36,610 (344) 32,770 (434) 33,860 (513) 35,310 (462) 39,250 (661) 43,690 (850)
                                                 
Missouri 23,510 (286) 28,020 (378) 24,940 (513) 31,340 (547) 27,220 (593) 36,040 (1,953) 34,730 (553) 31,200 (632) 33,320 (607) 35,080 (858) 37,290 (1,540) 39,320 (1,512)
Montana 24,070 (199) 27,920 (256) 21,080 (252) 31,870 (522) 23,190 (382) 38,530 (837) 35,880 (597) 27,090 (591) 30,170 (658) 32,020 (828) 39,400 (933) 44,080 (1,045)
Nebraska 22,580 (388) 26,090 (254) 21,940 (215) 30,300 (435) 26,790 (590) 33,690 (1,329) 34,190 (805) 29,400 (379) 31,750 (1,098) 34,200 (1,302) 36,360 (1,413) 36,690 (1,524)
Nevada 29,350 (285) 34,470 (434) 27,550 (293) 35,970 (700) 29,220 (632) (†) 40,060 (619) 34,040 (462) 35,550 (647) 41,470 (1,187) 45,260 (1,379) 48,800 (2,143)
New Hampshire 31,280 (437) 34,210 (542) 25,790 (974) 38,800 (644) 28,880 (649) 46,470 (1,091) 43,910 (843) 33,810 (1,139) 36,390 (1,320) 41,760 (1,114) 47,630 (1,260) 52,430 (1,050)
                                                 
New Jersey 41,330 (744) 46,720 (653) 33,810 (290) 49,780 (1,049) 38,810 (616) 67,380 (1,456) 54,580 (1,091) 45,370 (977) 46,620 (1,009) 49,180 (1,534) 59,390 (2,531) 72,840 (2,642)
New Mexico 25,260 (224) 29,290 (363) 25,700 (321) 34,310 (470) 28,830 (752) 42,300 (930) 39,830 (596) 32,520 (844) 35,800 (773) 39,830 (666) 43,170 (708) 48,430 (885)
New York 39,650 (1,152) 41,600 (1,094) 33,250 (654) 42,630 (1,074) 37,410 (1,058) 61,240 (1,827) 48,520 (2,004) 43,670 (1,652) 44,850 (1,413) (†) (†) (†)
North Carolina 26,010 (220) 31,920 (331) 25,380 (510) 33,650 (479) 26,930 (566) 43,830 (730) 37,050 (469) 30,930 (499) 32,840 (869) 35,770 (725) 39,140 (1,181) 48,070 (843)
North Dakota 22,450 (193) 25,910 (279) 20,640 (297) 30,870 (490) 23,810 (613) 33,500 (660) 34,790 (695) 27,770 (579) 29,290 (584) 31,850 (621) 36,380 (951) 38,920 (1,069)
                                                 
Ohio 30,370 (399) 35,120 (583) 25,730 (400) 41,600 (891) 30,430 (474) 52,220 (1,061) 41,670 (1,567) 35,350 (1,976) 36,320 (1,549) 40,660 (1,224) 48,740 (2,393) 54,890 (2,001)
Oklahoma 24,880 (108) 27,400 (224) 24,510 (179) 31,190 (211) 27,330 (456) 35,700 (260) 35,880 (226) 32,390 (458) 33,020 (417) 34,090 (261) 37,360 (301) 41,410 (477)
Oregon 31,310 (440) 38,370 (613) 27,350 (418) 42,430 (865) (†) 51,340 (880) 46,930 (1,282) 32,050 (655) (†) 44,380 (1,719) 55,850 (1,397) 52,750 (1,869)
Pennsylvania 37,260 (523) 42,620 (826) 28,940 (894) 44,250 (963) 33,030 (630) 57,450 (993) 47,780 (1,162) 38,950 (780) 40,800 (754) 44,900 (710) 51,490 (2,252) 64,470 (1,680)
Rhode Island 38,000 (522) 43,900 (357) (†) 49,360 (834) (†) 58,910 (741) 56,680 (1,362) (†) (†) 56,900 (1,585) (†) (†)
                                                 
South Carolina 25,120 (280) 29,820 (300) 25,220 (175) 34,950 (483) 28,610 (1,161) 42,630 (682) 37,150 (606) 31,670 (625) 32,550 (465) 35,960 (698) 42,870 (1,020) 45,920 (1,013)
South Dakota 22,000 (186) 26,000 (230) 23,160 (826) 29,360 (301) 24,980 (437) 32,420 (493) 32,180 (445) 27,730 (422) 27,910 (411) 29,860 (555) 33,660 (785) 36,250 (784)
Tennessee 25,650 (291) 30,830 (378) 27,740 (386) 34,510 (432) 29,690 (624) 39,100 (756) 37,420 (553) 32,990 (481) 33,000 (527) 37,120 (670) 39,600 (1,020) 43,350 (1,430)
Texas 26,950 (295) 34,770 (386) 29,010 (322) 38,140 (278) 33,440 (564) 46,710 (455) 42,890 (480) 39,150 (706) 39,500 (975) 41,100 (1,009) 45,420 (794) 48,800 (753)
Utah 25,800 (195) 31,810 (375) 24,020 (271) 35,160 (525) 26,140 (259) 45,390 (679) 38,570 (863) 30,430 (745) 32,360 (480) 39,010 (1,032) 45,560 (1,062) 48,750 (1,469)
                                                 
Vermont 29,750 (494) 33,470 (733) 25,530 (671) 39,040 (840) (†) 46,720 (919) 43,430 (1,005) (†) (†) 38,340 (1,157) 48,320 (2,255) 52,160 (1,253)
Virginia 29,410 (378) 34,060 (424) 28,420 (311) 37,520 (583) 31,990 (556) 45,760 (1,595) 43,440 (569) 37,170 (974) 38,270 (573) 39,800 (621) 45,000 (943) 54,320 (1,391)
Washington 33,150 (490) 36,330 (359) 26,770 (233) 40,040 (916) 31,010 (610) 49,840 (1,000) 44,650 (905) 37,220 (2,053) 34,310 (437) 42,380 (2,010) 49,070 (1,297) 53,950 (1,445)
West Virginia 26,980 (183) 30,040 (246) (†) 32,980 (344) (†) 35,910 (320) 34,410 (475) 29,030 (491) 31,030 (488) 34,070 (697) 35,630 (1,096) 40,660 (581)
Wisconsin 31,490 (351) 35,470 (331) 27,800 (194) 37,150 (634) 29,630 (479) 44,200 (1,291) 41,390 (859) 32,020 (651) 34,750 (706) 40,660 (1,557) 46,590 (1,377) 49,630 (1,457)
Wyoming 27,310 (247) 29,470 (248) 23,760 (266) 34,080 (576) 28,270 (1,408) 39,190 (1,900) 45,750 (543) 38,230 (863) 41,710 (825) 44,480 (928) 47,640 (841) 51,210 (1,119)
†Not applicable.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases for a reliable estimate).
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).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Questionnaire," 1993-94, 1999-2000, 2003-04, and 2007-08; and "Public Charter School Teacher Questionnaire," 1999-2000. (This table was prepared September 2009.)
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