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Table 5.  Average base teaching salary of beginning public school teachers, by selected teacher and school characteristics: School years 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10
 
Average base teaching salary in school year
Selected teacher or school characteristic 2007–08   2008–09   2009–10
Total    $36,100   $38,000   $38,900  
Age               
Less than 30 years    36,000   37,800   38,300  
30 or more years    36,400   38,300   39,800  
Grade level1               
Primary/middle    36,000   37,400   38,400  
High/combined    36,200   38,200   39,900  
Community type2               
City/suburban    38,100   40,100   39,700  
Town/rural    33,400   34,900   34,900  
Percent of K-12 students who were approved
for free or reduced-price lunches3 
             
0-49    35,700   37,600   39,100  
50 or more    36,700   38,900   39,300  
School did not participate in free or reduced-price
lunch program
  32,500   26,500   34,800  
1 About 1.2 percent of teachers in 2008–09 and 1.8 percent of teachers in 2009–10 were excluded from the analysis due to missing values.
2 About 0.6 percent of teachers in 2008–09 and 0.2 percent of teachers in 2009–10 were excluded from the analysis due to missing values.
3 About 3.9 percent of teachers in 2008–09 and 1.9 percent of teachers in 2009–10 were excluded from the analysis due to missing values.
NOTE: These estimates include those who provided 2008–09 data during the 2009–10 data collection.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Beginning Teacher Longitudinal Study (BTLS), "First Through Third Wave Preliminary Data File," 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10.



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