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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 6.  Number of full-time teachers, percentage distribution, and median base salary, by race/ethnicity and participating state: School year 2005–06
 
    American Indian/Alaska native   Asian/Pacific Islander   Hispanic   Black, non-Hispanic   White, non-Hispanic
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  1,132 2.3 $38,159 545 1.1 $39,379 5,636 11.4 $38,844 1,041 2.1 $40,406   41,031 83.1 $40,654
Arkansas  177 0.6 41,288 56 0.2 39,922 103 0.4 40,263 2,719 9.5 42,183   25,578 89.3 39,738
Colorado  193 0.5 43,143 415 1.0 41,480 2,821 6.8 41,750 663 1.6 43,940   37,339 90.1 42,754
Florida  382 0.3 38,952 1,241 0.9 35,623 14,000 10.2 37,205 19,811 14.4 37,936   101,971 74.2 38,200
Iowa  67 0.2 39,927 100 0.4 38,826 157 0.6 39,940 217 0.8 39,695   27,513 98.1 40,971
Missouri  82 0.1 34,290 181 0.3 39,258 305 0.5 38,355 4,231 7.1 44,485   55,191 92.0 37,381
Oklahoma    1,477 4.1 32,457   142 0.4 31,817   295 0.8 31,407   1,289 3.5 36,568   33,273 91.2 33,510
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, American Indian/Alaska Native as an example, if all American Indian/Alaska Native full-time teachers were listed by base salary, the teacher at the midpoint (median) would have a base salary of $38,159. 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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