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Table C.1.b.-1 Average base salaries for full-time teachers in public elementary and secondary schools, by highest degree earned and locale: 2007–08
Locale All teachers1   Bachelor's degree   Master's degree   Education specialist2   Doctor's degree
Average base salary Standard error   Average base salary Standard error   Average base salary Standard error   Average base salary Standard error   Average base salary Standard error
Total $49,600 ($200)   $43,600 ($220)   $54,800 ($280)   $58,400 ($720)   $59,100 ($1,620)
City 51,200 (430)   45,400 (450)   56,000 (520)   58,800 (1,450)   58,400 (2,540)
Suburban 54,200 (470)   46,800 (540)   59,400 (610)   63,500 (1,160)   64,900 (2,990)
Town 45,200 (540)   41,100 (590)   49,500 (620)   52,900 (1,780)   52,000 (3,330)
Rural 44,000 (320)   39,800 (290)   48,700 (450)   51,400 (1,220)   51,600 (3,140)
1 Includes teachers with levels of education below the bachelor's degree not separately shown.
2 Includes certificate of advanced graduate studies.
NOTE: Includes teachers in schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). Teachers with reported salary of "0" were excluded. For more details on urban-centric locale categories, see http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/ruraled/definitions.asp.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, "Public School Teacher and BIE School Teacher Data Files," 2007–08.
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