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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 4.  Number of full-time teachers, percentage distribution, and median base salary, by years of experience and participating state: School year 2005–06
 
    1 Year   2–5 years   6–10 years   11–20 years   21–30 years   Over 30 years
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   Num-
ber
Per-
cent- age distri-
bution
Median base salary1
Arizona  5,393 10.9 $33,933 13,019 26.4 $35,824 11,955 24.2 $39,849 12,570 25.5 $47,549   5,494 11.1 $56,631   950 1.9 $58,000
Arkansas  1,629 5.7 31,522 5,054 17.7 33,265 5,432 19.0 36,804 7,787 27.2 41,425   6,277 21.9 45,785   2,454 8.6 47,751
Colorado  3,190 7.7 32,608 9,780 23.6 34,348 9,406 22.7 41,067 10,943 26.4 50,331   6,541 15.8 57,952   1,571 3.8 61,027
Florida  11,389 8.3 33,940 27,668 20.1 34,825 23,235 16.9 37,205 26,963 19.6 43,407   19,653 14.3 54,249   9,017 6.6 57,226
Iowa  1,232 4.4 27,864 4,410 15.7 30,872 5,145 18.3 35,755 7,214 25.7 42,968   6,476 23.1 46,825   3,577 12.8 48,753
Missouri  3,977 6.6 29,706 12,866 21.5 32,280 13,768 23.0 36,644 16,272 27.1 42,265   10,569 17.6 48,053   2,538 4.2 52,661
Oklahoma    2,040 5.6 28,100   6,109 16.8 29,500   8,277 22.7 31,400   10,298 28.2 34,860   7,604 20.9 39,800   2,148 5.9 41,900
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, 1 year of experience as an example, if all full-time teachers with 1 year of experience were listed by base salary, the teacher at the midpoint (median) would have a base salary of $33,933. 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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