An Exploratory Evaluation of the Data from the Pilot Teacher Compensation Survey: School Year 2005-06
NCES 2008-440
April 2008

Table 2.  Median total salary and government expenditures for total benefits, health benefits, retirement benefits, and all other benefits, by participating state: School year 2005–06
Participating state   Median total salary1   Median government expenditures on benefits
Total Health2 Retirement All other3
Arizona  $40,296
Arkansas  42,500 $5,763 $3,283
Florida  40,600 $10,731 $4,647 3,183 3,529
Iowa  41,449
Missouri  39,900
Oklahoma  34,973 3,773
— Not available.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Data were missing for more than 20 percent of teachers in the state.
1 Total salary is defined as the total amount of money paid to the teacher for school year 2005–06.
2 Health benefits were missing 31.7 percent of full-time teachers in Arkansas and 25.4 percent of full-time teachers in Oklahoma.
3 All other benefits were missing 36.3 percent of full-time teachers in Oklahoma.
NOTE: How to read this table (medians): Using Arizona, median total salary as an example, if all full-time teachers were listed by total salary, the teacher at the midpoint (median) would have a total salary of $40,296. Only the listed seven states participated in the Pilot Teacher Compensation Survey. Data for Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, and Oklahoma are for full-time teachers, teaching at one school with full-time equivalency (FTE) greater than or equal to 0.9 only, and whose base salary did not include pay for other duties. Data for Arizona and Arkansas are for teachers teaching at one school with FTE greater than or equal to 0.9 only. Arizona and Arkansas did not report whether a teacher was a full-time teacher or whether the reported base salary excluded pay for other duties. Data are not adjusted for geographic cost differences. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Pilot Teacher Compensation Survey," school year 2005–06, Version 1a.

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