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Table 6.    Current expenditures per pupil for public elementary and secondary regular school districts, by type of expenditure and state: Fiscal year 2011
 
State         Instruction and instruction-related   Support services
Total1 Salaries and
wages
Employee benefits Other2 Total Salaries and
wages
Employee benefits Other2   Total Salaries and
wages
Employee benefits Other2
United States $10,326 $6,237 $2,256 $1,833 $6,806 $4,533 $1,608 $665 $3,093 $1,515 $572 $1,006
 
Alabama 8,798 5,074 2,100 1,624 5,528 3,579 1,403 546 2,674 1,255 561 857
Alaska 16,644 7,971 6,589 2,083 10,395 5,464 3,391 1,540 5,729 2,322 1,482 1,925
Arizona 7,540 4,915 1,149 1,476 4,284 3,200 753 330 2,893 1,598 357 938
Arkansas 9,154 5,537 1,549 2,068 6,046 3,999 1,104 942 2,613 1,344 386 884
California 8,612 5,356 1,921 1,336 5,720 3,827 1,288 606 2,536 1,311 547 678
 
Colorado 8,645 5,529 1,384 1,732 5,489 3,882 951 656 2,821 1,471 385 964
Connecticut 15,398 9,029 3,737 2,632 10,014 6,628 2,712 674 4,838 2,138 928 1,772
Delaware 12,540 7,105 3,088 2,347 8,106 5,151 2,265 689 3,896 1,680 766 1,450
District of Columbia3 18,475 10,253 1,977 6,245 11,042 7,524 1,333 2,185 6,593 2,715 642 3,237
Florida 8,887 5,134 1,727 2,026 5,991 3,647 1,175 1,170 2,490 1,272 466 752
 
Georgia 9,228 5,830 1,791 1,607 6,196 4,248 1,405 543 2,524 1,403 343 778
Hawaii3 12,004 6,681 2,288 3,035 7,382 4,819 1,547 1,016 3,976 1,574 637 1,765
Idaho 6,818 4,241 1,444 1,134 4,431 3,075 1,022 334 2,030 1,044 370 616
Illinois 11,386 6,425 2,716 2,244 7,238 4,665 1,895 678 3,775 1,628 764 1,384
Indiana 9,225 5,249 2,662 1,314 5,737 3,711 1,794 232 3,061 1,337 812 912
 
Iowa 9,209 5,872 1,898 1,439 6,337 4,411 1,399 527 2,456 1,277 443 736
Kansas 9,493 5,708 1,581 2,204 6,252 4,065 1,102 1,086 2,794 1,466 420 909
Kentucky 9,309 5,887 2,088 1,334 5,967 4,200 1,389 378 2,804 1,438 602 764
Louisiana 10,722 6,188 2,566 1,968 6,849 4,479 1,785 584 3,293 1,468 667 1,157
Maine 12,533 7,276 3,019 2,238 7,928 5,182 2,204 542 3,984 1,844 718 1,423
 
Maryland 13,871 8,235 3,531 2,105 9,240 6,004 2,613 623 4,089 2,098 856 1,135
Massachusetts 13,772 8,259 3,214 2,299 9,306 6,237 2,524 544 4,046 1,802 633 1,611
Michigan 9,862 5,388 2,760 1,714 6,477 3,940 1,995 542 3,020 1,357 721 942
Minnesota 10,136 6,575 2,081 1,479 7,175 4,916 1,568 691 2,502 1,169 373 960
Mississippi 7,928 4,732 1,485 1,712 4,964 3,320 1,007 637 2,439 1,190 386 863
 
Missouri 9,040 5,705 1,671 1,664 5,840 4,028 1,131 681 2,795 1,432 439 925
Montana 10,508 6,105 1,855 2,548 6,766 4,448 1,308 1,009 3,298 1,519 487 1,292
Nebraska 10,388 5,908 2,010 2,470 7,152 4,388 1,523 1,240 2,702 1,345 440 917
Nevada 8,492 5,112 1,920 1,460 5,470 3,543 1,305 622 2,737 1,482 583 672
New Hampshire 13,279 7,600 3,180 2,500 8,810 5,760 2,445 606 4,096 1,689 691 1,717
 
New Jersey 15,087 9,164 3,628 2,295 9,334 6,368 2,337 629 5,305 2,642 1,091 1,572
New Mexico 9,070 5,481 1,726 1,863 5,515 3,763 1,184 568 3,143 1,586 493 1,064
New York 19,065 10,805 5,024 3,236 13,756 8,450 4,072 1,235 4,922 2,110 921 1,891
North Carolina 8,312 5,393 1,569 1,351 5,512 3,893 1,116 503 2,367 1,305 388 675
North Dakota 10,939 6,629 2,005 2,305 6,946 4,793 1,484 670 3,180 1,554 459 1,167
 
Ohio 10,487 6,358 2,413 1,717 6,680 4,535 1,622 524 3,417 1,654 704 1,059
Oklahoma 7,564 4,348 1,398 1,818 4,590 3,012 980 598 2,457 1,183 367 907
Oregon 9,046 4,980 2,456 1,610 5,697 3,481 1,660 556 2,994 1,384 730 880
Pennsylvania 11,999 7,026 2,574 2,400 7,830 5,190 1,862 778 3,715 1,677 654 1,384
Rhode Island 14,351 8,445 3,517 2,389 9,156 6,153 2,462 541 4,825 2,272 1,045 1,508
 
South Carolina 8,945 5,452 1,724 1,770 5,620 3,928 1,201 491 2,835 1,359 450 1,026
South Dakota 8,754 5,289 1,482 1,983 5,620 3,833 1,048 739 2,696 1,289 381 1,026
Tennessee 8,085 5,032 1,638 1,414 5,530 3,801 1,237 493 2,153 1,024 337 793
Texas 8,587 5,917 1,036 1,634 5,649 4,328 730 592 2,493 1,414 257 821
Utah 6,212 3,551 1,602 1,059 4,213 2,573 1,172 468 1,610 862 379 369
 
Vermont 13,996 8,378 3,084 2,534 9,411 6,280 2,325 806 4,154 1,906 696 1,552
Virginia 10,363 6,722 2,144 1,497 6,971 4,870 1,507 594 2,989 1,658 567 764
Washington 9,427 5,889 1,920 1,617 6,113 4,182 1,310 622 2,877 1,584 553 740
West Virginia 11,682 6,118 3,993 1,570 7,498 4,329 2,728 440 3,576 1,571 1,120 885
Wisconsin 11,754 6,273 3,430 2,051 7,668 4,713 2,437 518 3,661 1,389 912 1,359
Wyoming 15,849 9,473 3,804 2,572 10,402 6,668 2,614 1,120 4,957 2,613 1,097 1,247
1 Funds spent operating local public schools and local education agencies, including such expenses as salaries for school personnel, student transportation, school books and materials, and energy costs, but excluding capital outlay, interest on school debt, payments to private schools, and payments to public charter schools.
2 Includes purchased services, supplies, and other miscellaneous current expenditures.
3 Both the District of Columbia and Hawaii have only one school district each.
NOTE: How to read this table: Using Alabama as an example, regular school districts have total current expenditures per pupil of $8,798.
Regular in this context means all elementary and secondary school districts reporting membership, matching the CCD nonfiscal LEA Universe Survey, and excluding independent charter school districts. Elementary and secondary school districts are defined by the F-33 school level code "01" (elementary school system only), "02" (secondary system only), and "03" (elementary/secondary school system). National and state figures include charter schools that are affiliated with regular school districts. Only regular school districts matching the Common Core of Data (CCD) "Local Education Agency Universe Survey" and with student membership greater than zero were used in creating the national and state figures; 80.8 percent of all school districts met these criteria.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "School District Finance Survey (F-33)," fiscal year 2011, Provisional Version 1a.


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