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.