Average base salary for full-time teachers in public elementary and secondary schools adjusted for geographic cost differences, by highest degree earned and locale: 2003–04
|Locale||All teachers1||Bachelor's degree||Master's degree||Education specialist2||Doctor's degree|
1 Includes teachers with levels of education below the bachelor's degree (not shown separately) and some teachers not assigned to a locale.
2 Includes certificate of advanced graduate studies.
NOTE: NCES's Comparable Wage Index (CWI) was used to adjust for geographic cost differences. For more details on the CWI, see A Comparable Wage Approach to Geographic Cost Adjustment (NCES 2006-321).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, "Teacher Questionnaire," 2003–04.