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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: 2011–12

Locale All teachers   Less than Bachelor's degree   Bachelor's degree   Master's degree   Education specialist1   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   Average base salary Standard error
Total $53,070 (213)   $51,330 (793)   $46,343 (224)   $57,831 (352)   $59,678 (641)   $60,228 (1,774)
City 54,860 (437)   51,360 (2,131)   48,449 (475)   59,359 (728)   60,989 (1,283)   60,204 (2,358)
Suburban 58,470 (426)   56,970 (1,413)   49,939 (459)   63,266 (600)   64,434 (1,135)   66,313 (4,433)
Town 47,780 (431)   47,590 (1,560)   42,955 (654)   51,798 (435)   52,705 (1,059)   58,837 (4,050)
Rural 47,130 (237)   47,980 (1,238)   42,633 (303)   50,899 (357)   53,506 (817)   52,812 (1,982)
1 Includes certificate of advanced graduate studies.
NOTE 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 Data File," 2011–12.
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