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Table 3.    Average lowest and highest yearly base salaries paid to full-time teachers among all districts, by state: 2007–08

State Base salary of the lowest paid Base salary of the highest paid
United States  $34,000 $60,400
     
Alabama  37,300 59,200
Alaska  39,000 67,700
Arizona  31,600 47,400
Arkansas  31,300 47,100
California  44,600 78,000
     
Colorado  30,100 54,100
Connecticut  39,300 77,600
Delaware  36,500 70,700
District of Columbia  37,400 66,000
Florida  34,100 62,500
     
Georgia  33,200 71,700
Hawaii  41,500 76,100
Idaho  30,900 50,900
Illinois  33,700 70,400
Indiana  32,100 58,800
     
Iowa  26,800 49,000
Kansas  31,700 50,300
Kentucky  33,700 54,800
Louisiana  34,100 49,300
Maine  30,000 52,800
     
Maryland  39,300 76,500
Massachusetts  37,800 73,200
Michigan  33,800 59,600
Minnesota  33,100 57,600
Mississippi  32,600 57,700
     
Missouri  29,400 47,900
Montana  24,700 42,400
Nebraska  28,100 49,900
Nevada  34,000 64,200
New Hampshire  31,400 59,300
     
New Jersey  42,900 80,700
New Mexico  32,800 59,500
New York  40,100 87,400
North Carolina  29,900 57,900
North Dakota  26,300 42,000
     
Ohio  31,500 58,900
Oklahoma  32,500 45,300
Oregon  32,000 56,900
Pennsylvania  35,900 67,600
Rhode Island  36,900 71,100
     
South Carolina  31,700 61,900
South Dakota  26,900 39,800
Tennessee  32,100 52,800
Texas  32,600 50,300
Utah  30,100 48,400
     
Vermont  31,900 61,200
Virginia  35,800 60,700
Washington  37,900 59,200
West Virginia  29,500 53,500
Wisconsin  30,700 56,800
Wyoming  38,000 58,200
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 zeroand 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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