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Characteristics of Public School Districts in the United States:
NCES 2009-320
June 2009


Table 2.    Percentage of public school districts that had salary schedules for teachers and among those that had salary schedules, the average yearly teacher base salary, by various levels of degrees and experience and selected public school district characteristics: 2007–08
 
Selected public school district characteristic Percent with salary schedules for teachers Among districts that had salary schedules,
average yearly teacher base salary
Bachelor's degree and no teaching experience   Bachelor's degree and 10 years of teaching experience   Master's degree and no teaching experience   Master's degree and 10 years of teaching experience   Highest possible step on the salary schedule
All public school districts  92.4 $33,600   $43,000   $36,700   $47,500   $62,200
                     
District size                     
1 school  79.1 32,900   41,700   36,100   45,800   58,400
2-3 schools  98.5 32,200   40,900   35,200   45,100   58,800
4-5 schools  98.1 33,500   43,300   36,400   47,700   62,900
6-9 schools  99.0 35,400   46,200   38,700   51,400   68,900
10-19 schools  98.7 35,700   45,600   39,100   51,000   68,300
20 or more schools  99.6 36,800   46,300   40,000   51,700   70,200
                     
Community type                     
City  73.5 36,300   46,900   39,800   51,700   68,000
Suburban  95.4 38,000   50,500   41,900   56,200   77,200
Town  94.9 32,500   41,500   35,600   45,700   59,300
Rural  95.4 31,400   39,300   34,200   43,300   55,400
                     
District K-12 enrollment                     
Less than 250  78.1 31,400   39,700   34,400   43,800   54,000
250-999  92.2 32,100   40,600   35,100   44,500   57,300
1,000-1,999  98.8 33,600   43,300   36,800   47,700   63,500
2,000-4,999  98.2 35,700   46,700   39,100   52,000   70,000
5,000-9,999  99.5 36,300   46,900   39,900   52,300   72,100
10,000 or more  99.6 37,400   47,400   40,600   52,900   72,100
                     
Percent of K-12 students in
  district who were approved for
  free or reduced-price lunches 
          
0-34  96.5 34,900   45,400   38,300   50,400   67,700
35-49  95.8 32,000   40,600   34,900   44,700   58,100
50-74  91.9 32,200   40,800   35,100   44,600   57,100
75 or more  85.0 33,500   42,300   36,600   46,800   58,800
District did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program 
76.5 35,100   44,900   39,100   50,100   65,900
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School District Data File," 2007–08.


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