Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
Characteristics of Public School Districts in the United States:
NCES 2009-320
June 2009


Table 3.    Average lowest and highest yearly base salaries paid to full-time teachers among all districts, by selected public school district characteristics: 2007–08
 
Selected public school
 district characteristic
Base salary of
the lowest paid
Base salary of
the highest paid
All public school districts  $34,000 $60,400
     
District size     
1 school  34,300 53,500
2-3 schools  32,400 58,300
4-5 schools  33,600 63,600
6-9 schools  35,300 69,200
10-19 schools  35,500 68,100
20 or more schools  36,400 70,600
     
Community type     
City  35,000 58,300
Suburban  37,900 76,400
Town  32,700 58,700
Rural  32,500 54,500
     
District K-12 enrollment     
Less than 250  34,100 49,600
250-999  32,400 55,300
1,000-1,999  33,500 63,500
2,000-4,999  35,700 70,900
5,000-9,999  36,200 72,200
10,000 or more  37,000 72,400
     
Percent of K-12 students in
  district who were approved for
  free or reduced-price lunches
 
0-34  35,100 67,000
35-49  32,300 57,600
50-74  32,600 55,700
75 or more  35,700 56,700
District did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
35,100 55,800
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School District Data File," 2007–08.


Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey

or

No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.