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

Table 7.  Number of full-time teachers, percent distribution, and median base salary, by gender and participating state: School year 2005–06
    Male   Female
Participating state   Number Percentage distribution Median base salary1   Number Percentage distribution Median base salary1
Arizona  11,967 24.2 $41,027 37,418 75.8 $40,000
Arkansas  5,300 18.5 39,631 23,333 81.5 40,021
Colorado  11,216 27.1 42,913 30,215 72.9 42,577
Florida  29,307 21.3 38,490 108,098 78.7 37,936
Iowa  5,144 18.3 41,641 22,910 81.7 40,754
Missouri  12,363 20.6 37,915 47,627 79.4 37,790
Oklahoma  7,457 20.4 33,722 29,019 79.6 33,460
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, males as an example, if all male full-time teachers were listed by base salary, the teacher at the midpoint (median) would have a base salary of $41,027. 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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