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Table 211.60. Estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools, by state: Selected years, 1969-70 through 2012-13
State Current dollars   Constant 2012-13 dollars1
1969-70 1979-80 1989-90 1999-2000 2009-10 2011-12 2012-13 1969-70 1979-80 1989-90 1999-2000 2009-10 2011-12 2012-13 Percent
change,
1999-
2000 to
2012-13
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 $55,418 $56,383 $52,830 $47,592 $57,152 $57,133 $58,925 $56,340 $56,383 -1.3
Alabama 6,818 13,060 24,828 36,689 47,571 48,003 47,949 41,757 38,920 45,237 50,139 50,779 48,802 47,949 -4.4
Alaska 10,560 27,210 43,153 46,462 59,672 62,425 65,468 64,675 81,088 78,626 63,495 63,696 63,464 65,468 3.1
Arizona 8,711 15,054 29,402 36,902 46,952 48,691 49,885 53,350 44,862 53,571 50,430 50,119 49,501 49,885 -1.1
Arkansas 6,307 12,299 22,352 33,386 46,700 46,314 46,632 38,627 36,652 40,726 45,625 49,850 47,085 46,632 2.2
California 10,315 18,020 37,998 47,680 68,203 68,531 69,324 63,174 53,701 69,234 65,159 72,803 69,672 69,324 6.4
                               
Colorado 7,761 16,205 30,758 38,163 49,202 49,049 49,844 47,532 48,292 56,042 52,153 52,520 49,865 49,844 -4.4
Connecticut 9,262 16,229 40,461 51,780 64,350 69,465 69,766 56,725 48,363 73,721 70,762 68,690 70,621 69,766 -1.4
Delaware 9,015 16,148 33,377 44,435 57,080 58,800 59,679 55,212 48,122 60,814 60,724 60,930 59,779 59,679 -1.7
District of Columbia 10,285 22,190 38,402 47,076 64,548 68,720 70,906 62,990 66,128 69,970 64,334 68,901 69,864 70,906 10.2
Florida 8,412 14,149 28,803 36,722 46,708 46,479 46,944 51,519 42,165 52,480 50,184 49,858 47,253 46,944 -6.5
                               
Georgia 7,276 13,853 28,006 41,023 53,112 52,938 52,880 44,562 41,283 51,028 56,062 56,694 53,819 52,880 -5.7
Hawaii 9,453 19,920 32,047 40,578 55,063 54,070 54,300 57,895 59,363 58,391 55,453 58,777 54,970 54,300 -2.1
Idaho 6,890 13,611 23,861 35,547 46,283 48,551 49,734 42,198 40,562 43,475 48,578 49,404 49,359 49,734 2.4
Illinois 9,569 17,601 32,794 46,486 62,077 57,636 59,113 58,605 52,452 59,752 63,527 66,264 58,595 59,113 -6.9
Indiana 8,833 15,599 30,902 41,850 49,986 50,516 51,456 54,098 46,486 56,304 57,192 53,357 51,357 51,456 -10.0
                               
Iowa 8,355 15,203 26,747 35,678 49,626 50,240 51,528 51,170 45,306 48,734 48,757 52,973 51,076 51,528 5.7
Kansas 7,612 13,690 28,744 34,981 46,657 46,718 47,464 46,620 40,797 52,372 47,805 49,804 47,496 47,464 -0.7
Kentucky 6,953 14,520 26,292 36,380 49,543 49,730 50,326 42,584 43,271 47,905 49,717 52,884 50,558 50,326 1.2
Louisiana 7,028 13,760 24,300 33,109 48,903 50,179 51,381 43,043 41,006 44,275 45,246 52,201 51,014 51,381 13.6
Maine 7,572 13,071 26,881 35,561 46,106 47,338 48,119 46,375 38,952 48,978 48,597 49,216 48,126 48,119 -1.0
                               
Maryland 9,383 17,558 36,319 44,048 63,971 63,634 65,265 57,466 52,324 66,174 60,196 68,285 64,693 65,265 8.4
Massachusetts 8,764 17,253 34,712 46,580 69,273 71,721 73,129 53,675 51,415 63,246 63,656 73,945 72,915 73,129 14.9
Michigan 9,826 19,663 37,072 49,044 57,958 61,560 61,560 60,179 58,597 67,546 67,023 61,867 62,585 61,560 -8.2
Minnesota 8,658 15,912 32,190 39,802 52,431 54,959 56,268 53,026 47,419 58,651 54,393 55,967 55,874 56,268 3.4
Mississippi 5,798 11,850 24,292 31,857 45,644 41,646 41,994 35,510 35,314 44,261 43,535 48,722 42,339 41,994 -3.5
                               
Missouri 7,799 13,682 27,094 35,656 45,317 46,406 47,517 47,765 40,773 49,366 48,727 48,373 47,178 47,517 -2.5
Montana 7,606 14,537 25,081 32,121 45,759 48,546 49,999 46,583 43,321 45,698 43,896 48,845 49,354 49,999 13.9
Nebraska 7,375 13,516 25,522 33,237 46,227 48,154 48,931 45,168 40,279 46,502 45,421 49,345 48,955 48,931 7.7
Nevada 9,215 16,295 30,590 39,390 51,524 54,559 55,957 56,437 48,560 55,736 53,830 54,999 55,467 55,957 4.0
New Hampshire 7,771 13,017 28,986 37,734 51,443 54,177 55,599 47,593 38,791 52,813 51,567 54,912 55,079 55,599 7.8
                               
New Jersey 9,130 17,161 35,676 52,015 65,130 67,078 68,797 55,917 51,141 65,003 71,083 69,523 68,194 68,797 -3.2
New Mexico 7,796 14,887 24,756 32,554 46,258 45,622 46,573 47,746 44,364 45,106 44,488 49,378 46,381 46,573 4.7
New York 10,336 19,812 38,925 51,020 71,633 73,398 75,279 63,303 59,041 70,923 69,723 76,464 74,620 75,279 8.0
North Carolina 7,494 14,117 27,883 39,404 46,850 45,947 45,947 45,897 42,070 50,804 53,849 50,010 46,712 45,947 -14.7
North Dakota 6,696 13,263 23,016 29,863 42,964 46,058 47,344 41,010 39,525 41,936 40,810 45,862 46,825 47,344 16.0
                               
Ohio 8,300 15,269 31,218 41,436 55,958 56,715 58,092 50,833 45,503 56,880 56,626 59,732 57,659 58,092 2.6
Oklahoma 6,882 13,107 23,070 31,298 47,691 44,391 44,128 42,149 39,060 42,034 42,772 50,907 45,130 44,128 3.2
Oregon 8,818 16,266 30,840 42,336 55,224 57,348 58,758 54,006 48,474 56,191 57,856 58,948 58,302 58,758 1.6
Pennsylvania 8,858 16,515 33,338 48,321 59,156 61,934 63,521 54,251 49,216 60,743 66,035 63,146 62,965 63,521 -3.8
Rhode Island 8,776 18,002 36,057 47,041 59,686 62,186 63,474 53,748 53,647 65,697 64,286 63,711 63,221 63,474 -1.3
                               
South Carolina 6,927 13,063 27,217 36,081 47,508 47,428 47,924 42,424 38,929 49,590 49,308 50,712 48,217 47,924 -2.8
South Dakota 6,403 12,348 21,300 29,071 38,837 38,804 39,580 39,215 36,798 38,809 39,728 41,456 39,450 39,580 -0.4
Tennessee 7,050 13,972 27,052 36,328 46,290 47,082 48,289 43,178 41,637 49,290 49,645 49,412 47,866 48,289 -2.7
Texas 7,255 14,132 27,496 37,567 48,261 48,373 48,110 44,433 42,114 50,099 51,339 51,516 49,178 48,110 -6.3
Utah 7,644 14,909 23,686 34,946 45,885 48,159 49,393 46,816 44,430 43,157 47,757 48,980 48,961 49,393 3.4
                               
Vermont 7,968 12,484 29,012 37,758 49,084 51,306 52,526 48,800 37,203 52,861 51,600 52,394 52,160 52,526 1.8
Virginia 8,070 14,060 30,938 38,744 50,015 48,703 49,869 49,425 41,900 56,370 52,947 53,388 49,514 49,869 -5.8
Washington 9,225 18,820 30,457 41,043 53,003 52,232 53,571 56,498 56,085 55,494 56,089 56,578 53,101 53,571 -4.5
West Virginia 7,650 13,710 22,842 35,009 45,959 45,320 46,405 46,852 40,857 41,619 47,843 49,059 46,074 46,405 -3.0
Wisconsin 8,963 16,006 31,921 41,153 51,264 53,792 55,171 54,894 47,699 58,161 56,239 54,721 54,687 55,171 -1.9
Wyoming 8,232 16,012 28,141 34,127 55,861 57,222 57,920 50,417 47,717 51,274 46,638 59,628 58,174 57,920 24.2
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 2012-13. (This table was prepared April 2013.)
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