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Table 2.    Percentage of public school districts that had salary schedules for teachers and among those that had salary schedules, the average yearly teacher base salary, by various levels of degrees and experience and state: 2007–08

Among districts that had salary schedules, average yearly teacher base salary
Percent with salary schedules for teachers Bachelor's degree and no teaching experience Bachelor's degree and 10 years of teaching experience Master's degree and no teaching experience Master's degree and 10 years of teaching experience Highest possible step on the salary schedule
State            
United States  92.4   $33,600   $43,000   $36,700   $47,500   $62,200  
                         
Alabama  100.0   35,800   43,100   41,200   49,500   61,800  
Alaska  100.0   37,800   49,900   42,500   58,500   69,100  
Arizona  63.1   31,100   38,900   34,200   43,500   56,200  
Arkansas  95.5   31,300   36,400   34,900   40,500   48,400  
California  100.0   40,100   51,800   43,800   58,200   75,400  
                         
Colorado  98.2   29,800   36,100   33,100   40,600   55,100  
Connecticut  100.0   38,900   54,600   41,800   60,400   78,600  
Delaware  77.9   36,200   47,600   42,500   54,800   72,400  
District of Columbia  79.1   38,200   48,700   46,500   57,600   74,700  
Florida  100.0   33,300   38,400   35,700   41,200   60,800  
                         
Georgia  100.0   34,300   43,400   39,200   49,700   73,800  
Hawaii  100.0   41,500   45,300   44,800   49,000   76,100  
Idaho  100.0   30,900   35,600   31,500   41,300   52,000  
Illinois  93.5   33,500   42,800   36,800   47,400   68,700  
Indiana  99.4   32,200   41,000   34,200   45,300   60,400  
                         
Iowa  98.6   26,700   34,500   29,500   38,300   49,200  
Kansas  98.1   31,500   35,500   34,200   39,000   51,000  
Kentucky  94.9   34,400   42,600   38,100   46,800   59,300  
Louisiana  100.0   33,900   38,300   34,700   40,000   49,300  
Maine  100.0   28,600   38,300   30,600   40,900   54,000  
                         
Maryland  100.0   40,700   50,200   43,100   55,000   79,800  
Massachusetts  97.5   37,600   54,700   40,700   58,900   74,100  
Michigan  76.9   34,200   51,700   37,100   57,300   66,700  
Minnesota  86.3   32,200   41,700   36,900   48,400   59,800  
Mississippi  100.0   32,300   37,400   34,700   41,400   59,100  
                         
Missouri  99.8   28,900   33,700   31,900   37,400   49,200  
Montana  84.0   24,800   33,300   28,300   38,900   48,900  
Nebraska  99.6   27,200   33,500   32,000   42,100   50,800  
Nevada  100.0   33,300   44,100   38,200   50,800   64,600  
New Hampshire  93.9   31,100   42,900   34,300   47,300   59,000  
                         
New Jersey  97.1   42,700   52,600   45,900   56,200   80,800  
New Mexico  98.4   31,500   41,400   35,600   46,200   59,200  
New York  92.3   40,500   52,600   45,100   58,300   86,000  
North Carolina  86.5   30,000   38,500   33,500   43,200   61,400  
North Dakota  96.1   25,500   30,600   28,300   33,800   42,400  
                         
Ohio  84.8   31,100   44,900   34,600   50,600   64,900  
Oklahoma  100.0   32,200   36,800   33,700   38,500   47,900  
Oregon  100.0   30,600   40,400   34,500   46,300   56,800  
Pennsylvania  88.6   36,300   47,400   38,900   50,300   70,200  
Rhode Island  100.0   36,700   66,800   39,600   69,500   72,100  
                         
South Carolina  100.0   31,000   39,200   35,500   44,600   65,600  
South Dakota  64.0   27,100   31,200   29,300   33,600   40,700  
Tennessee  99.2   32,300   37,800   35,000   41,400   54,600  
Texas  90.3   32,700   40,400   33,400   41,100   50,600  
Utah  100.0   30,000   38,600   32,900   42,000   51,500  
                         
Vermont  100.0   31,900   42,700   36,000   47,600   62,100  
Virginia  98.0   35,700   41,000   38,100   43,500   61,100  
Washington  100.0   33,100   38,200   39,900   47,300   61,500  
West Virginia  98.3   29,400   35,600   32,300   38,500   56,500  
Wisconsin  99.3   30,700   40,500   35,100   46,600   57,100  
Wyoming  85.7   38,500   45,000   42,500   49,900   63,300  
NOTE: The 2007–08 SASS sampled all districts in Florida, Hawaii, and Maryland. As a result of sampling, variance estimates for these states are always equal to zero and noted with a dagger (†).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School District Data File," 2007–08.


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