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Table 91. Estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools, by state: Selected years, 1969-70 through 2011-12
State Current dollars Constant 2011-12 dollars1
1969-70 1979-80 1989-90 1999-2000 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 1969-70 1979-80 1989-90 1999-2000 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Percent change, 1999-2000 to
2011-12
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 $55,202 $55,623 $56,643 $51,965 $46,812 $56,216 $56,198 $57,960 $57,253 $56,643 0.8
Alabama 6,818 13,060 24,828 36,689 47,571 47,803 48,003 41,073 38,282 44,497 49,318 49,948 49,204 48,003 -2.7
Alaska 10,560 27,210 43,153 46,462 59,672 62,918 62,425 63,616 79,760 77,339 62,455 62,654 64,761 62,425 #
Arizona 8,711 15,054 29,402 36,902 46,952 47,553 48,691 52,477 44,127 52,694 49,604 49,298 48,946 48,691 -1.8
Arkansas 6,307 12,299 22,352 33,386 46,700 46,500 46,959 37,995 36,052 40,059 44,878 49,033 47,862 46,959 4.6
California 10,315 18,020 37,998 47,680 68,203 67,871 69,496 62,140 52,822 68,100 64,092 71,611 69,860 69,496 8.4
                               
Colorado 7,761 16,205 30,758 38,163 49,202 49,228 50,407 46,754 47,501 55,125 51,299 51,660 50,670 50,407 -1.7
Connecticut 9,262 16,229 40,461 51,780 64,350 69,165 70,821 55,796 47,572 72,514 69,604 67,565 71,191 70,821 1.7
Delaware 9,015 16,148 33,377 44,435 57,080 57,934 58,800 54,308 47,334 59,818 59,730 59,932 59,631 58,800 -1.6
District of
    Columbia
10,285 22,190 38,402 47,076 64,548 66,601 68,720 61,959 65,045 68,824 63,280 67,773 68,552 68,720 8.6
Florida 8,412 14,149 28,803 36,722 46,708 45,732 46,232 50,676 41,475 51,621 49,362 49,042 47,072 46,232 -6.3
                               
Georgia 7,276 13,853 28,006 41,023 53,112 52,815 52,938 43,832 40,607 50,192 55,144 55,766 54,362 52,938 -4.0
Hawaii 9,453 19,920 32,047 40,578 55,063 55,063 54,268 56,947 58,391 57,435 54,546 57,814 56,676 54,268 -0.5
Idaho 6,890 13,611 23,861 35,547 46,283 47,416 48,551 41,507 39,898 42,764 47,783 48,596 48,805 48,551 1.6
Illinois 9,569 17,601 32,794 46,486 62,077 64,509 66,053 57,646 51,593 58,773 62,487 65,179 66,399 66,053 5.7
Indiana 8,833 15,599 30,902 41,850 49,986 50,801 51,629 53,212 45,725 55,383 56,255 52,484 52,289 51,629 -8.2
                               
Iowa 8,355 15,203 26,747 35,678 49,626 49,844 51,037 50,332 44,564 47,936 47,959 52,106 51,304 51,037 6.4
Kansas 7,612 13,690 28,744 34,981 46,657 46,598 46,718 45,856 40,129 51,515 47,022 48,988 47,963 46,718 -0.6
Kentucky 6,953 14,520 26,292 36,380 49,543 48,908 49,730 41,886 42,562 47,121 48,903 52,019 50,341 49,730 1.7
Louisiana 7,028 13,760 24,300 33,109 48,903 49,006 50,179 42,338 40,334 43,550 44,506 51,347 50,442 50,179 12.7
Maine 7,572 13,071 26,881 35,561 46,106 47,182 48,283 45,615 38,315 48,176 47,802 48,410 48,564 48,283 1.0
                               
Maryland 9,383 17,558 36,319 44,048 63,971 63,960 63,634 56,525 51,467 65,091 59,210 67,167 65,834 63,634 7.5
Massachusetts 8,764 17,253 34,712 46,580 69,273 70,752 72,000 52,796 50,573 62,211 62,614 72,734 72,825 72,000 15.0
Michigan 9,826 19,663 37,072 49,044 57,958 63,940 64,879 59,194 57,638 66,440 65,926 60,854 65,813 64,879 -1.6
Minnesota 8,658 15,912 32,190 39,802 52,431 53,680 54,959 52,158 46,642 57,691 53,503 55,051 55,253 54,959 2.7
Mississippi 5,798 11,850 24,292 31,857 45,644 41,975 41,646 34,928 34,736 43,536 42,823 47,925 43,205 41,646 -2.7
                               
Missouri 7,799 13,682 27,094 35,656 45,317 45,321 46,406 46,983 40,106 48,558 47,929 47,581 46,649 46,406 -3.2
Montana 7,606 14,537 25,081 32,121 45,759 47,132 48,546 45,820 42,612 44,950 43,178 48,045 48,513 48,546 12.4
Nebraska 7,375 13,516 25,522 33,237 46,227 47,368 48,718 44,429 39,619 45,741 44,678 48,537 48,756 48,718 9.0
Nevada 9,215 16,295 30,590 39,390 51,524 53,023 54,559 55,513 47,765 54,823 52,949 54,099 54,577 54,559 3.0
New Hampshire 7,771 13,017 28,986 37,734 51,443 52,792 54,177 46,814 38,156 51,949 50,723 54,013 54,339 54,177 6.8
                               
New Jersey 9,130 17,161 35,676 52,015 65,130 66,612 68,207 55,001 50,304 63,939 69,919 68,384 68,564 68,207 -2.4
New Mexico 7,796 14,887 24,756 32,554 46,258 46,888 48,011 46,965 43,638 44,368 43,760 48,569 48,262 48,011 9.7
New York 10,336 19,812 38,925 51,020 71,633 72,708 74,449 62,266 58,074 69,761 68,582 75,212 74,838 74,449 8.6
North Carolina 7,494 14,117 27,883 39,404 46,850 46,605 46,605 45,145 41,381 49,972 52,968 49,191 47,970 46,605 -12.0
North Dakota 6,696 13,263 23,016 29,863 42,964 44,807 46,058 40,338 38,878 41,249 40,142 45,111 46,120 46,058 14.7
                               
Ohio 8,300 15,269 31,218 41,436 55,958 56,715 57,528 50,001 44,758 55,949 55,699 58,754 58,377 57,528 3.3
Oklahoma 6,882 13,107 23,070 31,298 47,691 44,343 44,156 41,459 38,420 41,346 42,071 50,074 45,642 44,156 5.0
Oregon 8,818 16,266 30,840 42,336 55,224 56,503 57,348 53,122 47,680 55,271 56,909 57,983 58,158 57,348 0.8
Pennsylvania 8,858 16,515 33,338 48,321 59,156 60,760 62,215 53,363 48,410 59,748 64,954 62,112 62,540 62,215 -4.2
Rhode Island 8,776 18,002 36,057 47,041 59,686 60,923 62,186 52,869 52,769 64,621 63,233 62,668 62,708 62,186 -1.7
                               
South Carolina 6,927 13,063 27,217 36,081 47,508 47,050 48,176 41,730 38,291 48,778 48,501 49,882 48,429 48,176 -0.7
South Dakota 6,403 12,348 21,300 29,071 38,837 39,850 39,850 38,573 36,195 38,174 39,078 40,778 41,018 39,850 2.0
Tennessee 7,050 13,972 27,052 36,328 46,290 45,891 46,613 42,471 40,956 48,483 48,833 48,603 47,236 46,613 -4.5
Texas 7,255 14,132 27,496 37,567 48,261 48,638 49,017 43,706 41,425 49,278 50,498 50,672 50,063 49,017 -2.9
Utah 7,644 14,909 23,686 34,946 45,885 47,033 48,159 46,049 43,702 42,450 46,975 48,178 48,411 48,159 2.5
                               
Vermont 7,968 12,484 29,012 37,758 49,084 50,141 51,306 48,001 36,594 51,995 50,755 51,537 51,610 51,306 1.1
Virginia 8,070 14,060 30,938 38,744 50,015 48,761 49,560 48,615 41,214 55,447 52,080 52,514 50,190 49,560 -4.8
Washington 9,225 18,820 30,457 41,043 53,003 52,926 54,193 55,573 55,167 54,585 55,171 55,651 54,477 54,193 -1.8
West Virginia 7,650 13,710 22,842 35,009 45,959 44,260 45,320 46,085 40,188 40,937 47,060 48,255 45,557 45,320 -3.7
Wisconsin 8,963 16,006 31,921 41,153 51,264 54,195 55,492 53,995 46,918 57,209 55,319 53,826 55,783 55,492 0.3
Wyoming 8,232 16,012 28,141 34,127 55,861 56,100 57,222 49,591 46,936 50,434 45,874 58,652 57,744 57,222 24.7
#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 2011-12. (This table was prepared April 2012.)
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