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Table 7.  Percentage of regular full-time school teachers, average base salary and earnings from salary supplements during the current school year for regular full-time teachers, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2007–08

School type and selected
 school characteristic
Percent of teachers who are regular full- time teachers1 Average annual base teaching salary of regular full-time teachers Average annual earnings from all sources2 Salary supplements
Extracurricular activities in same school system Other school sources (merit pay bonus, state supplement, other) Job outside the school system
 
        Percent   Average amount     Percent   Average amount     Percent   Average amount  
All schools    89.9   $48,100   $50,400   42.0   $2,600     15.2   $2,000     16.6   $5,300  
                                           
All public schools    91.5   49,600   51,900   43.7   2,600     16.1   2,000     16.3   5,300  
                                           
School classification                                           
Traditional public    91.5   49,800   52,100   43.9   2,600     15.9   2,000     16.2   5,300  
Charter school    90.4   40,800   42,700   32.4   2,000     23.5   1,600     19.4   4,700  
                                           
Community type                                           
City    92.9   51,200   53,500   40.3   2,600     17.0   2,200     15.6   5,700  
Suburban    90.2   54,200   56,600   46.1   2,600     14.2   2,000     16.7   5,200  
Town    92.3   45,200   47,400   41.9   2,600     16.1   2,000     16.1   4,800  
Rural    91.4   44,000   46,300   44.8   2,500     17.7   1,900     16.5   5,100  
                                           
School level                                           
Elementary    90.2   49,400   51,100   37.7   1,900     16.3   1,900     14.3   4,800  
Secondary    93.9   50,900   54,300   54.6   3,500     15.7   2,300     19.8   5,900  
Combined    92.7   43,800   46,200   46.0   2,700     16.3   2,000     18.1   4,700  
                                           
Student enrollment                                           
Less than 100    81.9   43,900   46,400   34.5   2,300     18.9   2,200     19.0   6,600  
100-199    85.8   44,200   46,500   42.7   2,700     14.3   2,000     17.7   4,700  
200-499    88.2   47,900   49,800   39.5   2,100     14.2   1,900     14.8   5,000  
500-749    92.3   49,400   51,300   40.6   2,100     16.8   2,000     15.0   5,000  
750-999    93.4   50,100   52,200   43.9   2,400     17.9   1,900     15.1   4,900  
1,000 or more    94.8   52,400   55,700   51.7   3,500     16.5   2,300     19.5   5,900  
                                           
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                                         
0-34    89.8   51,800   54,200   47.8   2,700     13.6   2,100     17.2   5,200  
35-49    92.6   47,200   49,500   42.0   2,600     18.1   2,100     17.3   5,400  
50-74    92.3   47,400   49,600   41.5   2,500     17.8   2,000     16.1   5,300  
75 or more    94.4   49,200   51,100   38.4   2,200     18.3   1,900     12.8   5,100  
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
  84.7   52,200   54,800   36.9   2,800     14.0   2,000     19.2   6,800  
                                           
All BIE schools    94.3   41,500   43,200   37.5   2,400     11.5   1,300     14.4   5,000  
                                           
All private schools    79.0   36,300   38,200   28.1   2,700     8.1   1,900     19.5   5,900  
                                           
School classification                                           
Catholic    82.5   37,100   39,100   32.9   2,700     5.7   2,400     18.4   5,600  
Other religious    76.0   31,900   33,900   23.6   2,800     9.2   1,700     20.9   6,300  
Nonsectarian    79.4   41,700   43,600   28.5   2,700     9.4   1,800     18.9   5,600  
                                           
Community type                                           
City    80.4   38,200   40,300   30.9   2,700     9.1   2,100     19.5   5,700  
Suburban    78.3   38,100   40,300   28.6   2,700     7.2   1,600     19.4   6,700  
Town    80.4   28,600   30,000   24.8   2,500     8.5   1,200 !   19.3   3,900  
Rural    75.9   29,500   31,100   19.9   2,800     7.0   2,200 !   19.8   5,600  
                                           
School level                                           
Elementary    78.9   34,100   35,600   18.3   2,800     6.4   1,900     16.9   5,200  
Secondary    77.6   42,700   45,900   50.5   2,600     8.9   2,600     25.2   6,200  
Combined    79.7   36,000   38,100   29.8   2,700     9.5   1,600     20.1   6,400  
                                           
Student enrollment                                           
Less than 100    74.5   28,400   29,500   8.5   2,000     7.4   1,500 !   18.6   5,500  
100-199    74.2   32,700   34,400   21.5   2,600     6.3   2,100 !   20.2   5,000  
200-499    79.5   35,800   37,800   25.7   2,600     9.0   1,900     20.0   6,100  
500-749    84.4   40,200   42,300   40.0   2,700     6.9   1,900 !   18.2   5,600  
750 or more    85.1   46,600   49,800   52.0   3,000     9.9   1,800 !   19.9   7,400  
                                           
Percent of K-12 students who
  were approved for free or
  reduced-price lunches
                                         
0-34    77.0   33,900   35,400   26.9   2,400     7.2   1,800     14.8   5,400  
35-49    75.2   39,800   41,500   15.8   1,900     11.2 ! 1,400 !   19.5   6,600  
50-74    81.8   34,200   35,700   13.3   5,400 !   7.5   600 !   17.0   4,600  
75 or more    91.7   36,100   37,600   16.1   3,200     10.0 ! 1,800 !   24.7   3,600 !
School did not participate
  in free or reduced-price
  lunch program
  79.0   36,800   38,900   30.4   2,700     8.0   2,000     20.6   6,200  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1 A regular full-time teacher is any teacher whose primary position in a school is not an itinerant teacher, a long-term substitute, a short-term substitute, a student teacher, a teacher aide, an administrator, a library media specialist or librarian, another type of professional staff (e.g., counselor, curriculum coordinator, social worker) or support staff (e.g., secretary), or a part-time teacher.
2 Average annual earnings from all sources is defined as the weighted mean of all income sources during the school year for all regular full-time teachers.
NOTE: BIE school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) that are operated by the BIE, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher, BIE School Teacher, and Private School Teacher Data Files," 2007–08.


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