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


Table 3.  Number of full-time teachers, percentage distribution, and median base salary, by highest degree earned and participating state: School year 2005–06
 
    No four-year degree   Bachelor's degree   Master's degree   Doctor's degree   Degree not reported
Participating state   Num-
ber
Per-
cent-
age distri-
bution
Median base salary1   Num-
ber
Per-
cent-
age distri-
bution
Median base salary1   Num-
ber
Per-
cent-
age distri-
bution
Median base salary1   Num-
ber
Per-
cent-
age distri-
bution
Median base salary1   Num-
ber
Per-
cent-
age distri-
bution
Median base salary1
Arizona  0 0.0 26,955 54.6 $36,917 22,071 44.7 $45,938   359 0.7 $51,257   0 0.0
Arkansas  14 0.1 $33,325 10,925 38.2 38,614 9,314 32.5 44,339   96 0.3 52,706   8,284 28.9 $36,109
Colorado  169 0.4 33,000 21,364 51.6 36,702 19,465 47.0 51,077   393 1.0 51,205   40 0.1 33,301
Florida  8,324 6.1 34,792 86,237 62.8 35,800 41,733 30.4 44,496   1,111 0.8 50,314   0 0.0
Iowa  34 0.1 34,718 20,152 71.8 37,964 7,818 27.9 49,610   50 0.2 58,008   0 0.0
Missouri  428 0.7 36,715 29,506 49.2 33,400 29,779 49.6 44,580   262 0.4 56,672   16 # 34,000
Oklahoma    63 0.2 29,575   26,149 71.7 32,118   10,088 27.7 38,150   175 0.5 38,618   1 # 45,800
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
1 Base salary is defined as the negotiated annual salary for teaching duties, excluding bonuses and extra pay for extra duties.
NOTE: How to read this table (medians): Using Arizona, bachelor's degree as an example, if all full-time teachers with a bachelor's degree were listed by base salary, the teacher at the midpoint (median) would have a base salary of $36,917. 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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