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Table 4. Percentage distribution of public school teachers, by total years of full-time teaching experience, years teaching at current school, and state: 2007-08

  Full-time teaching experience   Years teaching at current school
State Less than 4 years   4-9 years   10-14 years   15 or more years   Average
number
of years
  Less than 4 years   4-9 years   10-14 years   15 or more years   Average
number
of years
United States  19.0   28.0   16.2   36.8   13.0   36.3   32.3   12.4   19.0   8.4
                                       
Alabama  18.7   27.0   17.4   36.9   12.3   42.7   28.4   14.2   14.7   7.4
Alaska  16.0   23.5   19.7   40.7   13.0   40.0   30.3   13.6   16.0   7.3
Arizona  28.3   27.3   14.5   29.9   11.1   50.7   27.7   8.0   13.5   6.4
Arkansas  15.7   20.7   17.2   46.5   15.2   34.6   33.1   8.1   24.2   9.2
California  18.7   30.6   18.8   31.8   12.2   34.5   32.6   16.3   16.7   8.2
                                       
Colorado  22.6   32.6   15.2   29.7   10.8   41.2   36.7   9.2   12.9   6.6
Connecticut  16.7   25.2   20.0   38.1   14.1   31.5   32.3   13.8   22.3   9.6
Delaware  18.3   35.6   16.5   29.5   11.5   41.6   36.3   9.4   12.6   6.7
District of Columbia  24.9   25.1   11.9   38.2   12.8   53.0   19.5   8.9   18.6   7.1
Florida  22.2   27.6   16.8   33.5   12.8   40.9   34.3   10.4   14.3   7.2
                                       
Georgia  15.4   27.3   18.9   38.4   13.2   42.0   36.0   10.1   11.9   6.7
Hawaii  26.2   26.6   16.0   31.2   11.2   36.8   32.7   9.2   21.3   7.9
Idaho  17.5   26.1   20.9   35.6   13.1   34.5   32.9   11.9   20.7   8.7
Illinois  20.7   28.4   15.9   35.1   12.5   34.5   30.3   16.2   19.1   8.7
Indiana  14.4   27.0   17.9   40.7   14.9   31.0   27.7   14.4   26.9   10.7
                                       
Iowa  16.7   25.2   14.1   44.0   14.3   31.5   27.3   13.8   27.4   10.3
Kansas  18.2   25.0   13.8   43.0   14.4   36.7   27.9   12.1   23.3   9.4
Kentucky  19.1   26.6   17.1   37.3   12.6   34.0   31.4   12.6   22.0   8.6
Louisiana  21.8   24.3   14.7   39.2   13.5   48.4   28.6   8.3   14.7   7.0
Maine  15.9   23.5   17.4   43.3   14.7   27.1   30.7   14.6   27.6   10.3
                                       
Maryland  17.8   31.2   13.7   37.3   13.4   40.8   37.0   9.1   13.1   7.3
Massachusetts  20.1   30.8   18.1   31.0   12.1   34.5   37.1   11.6   16.8   8.2
Michigan  14.2   27.7   22.9   35.3   13.3   29.8   33.5   16.4   20.3   9.5
Minnesota  17.2   24.0   17.8   41.1   13.5   29.5   30.9   14.6   24.9   9.8
Mississippi  20.9   27.9   14.2   37.0   12.8   38.9   30.9   11.4   18.8   8.2
                                       
Missouri  20.1   27.4   18.2   34.3   12.2   38.0   30.3   14.5   17.2   8.0
Montana  15.9   22.0   13.9   48.2   15.3   31.4   25.7   11.9   31.0   10.7
Nebraska  14.9   20.7   16.9   47.5   15.9   27.1   28.0   15.4   29.4   11.2
Nevada  22.3   30.6   17.5   29.7   11.9   49.6   33.9   7.3   9.2   5.7
New Hampshire  16.6   28.3   17.8   37.2   13.5   23.3   35.9   17.5   23.3   10.0
                                       
New Jersey  18.6   34.5   14.2   32.7   12.7   28.4   39.3   11.5   20.9   9.4
New Mexico  19.7   29.2   14.7   36.4   12.5   37.1   36.1   12.7   14.0   7.2
New York  18.5   32.4   14.9   34.2   12.3   29.8   37.2   9.5   23.5   9.1
North Carolina  20.1   32.8   13.5   33.6   12.1   43.4   33.7   8.5   14.5   6.8
North Dakota  16.7   18.6   15.6   49.1   15.8   27.1   24.4   13.7   34.8   12.0
                                       
Ohio  15.5   26.6   19.2   38.7   13.7   30.7   31.1   16.9   21.3   9.4
Oklahoma  16.4   25.9   17.0   40.7   14.0   33.5   28.3   13.7   24.5   9.7
Oregon  23.2   26.3   11.5   39.0   12.3   34.9   34.4   12.3   18.3   8.2
Pennsylvania  16.7   29.4   14.2   39.6   13.7   32.2   27.2   15.2   25.4   10.2
Rhode Island  11.9   32.8   15.6   39.7   13.4   30.0   31.9   15.0   23.1   9.2
                                       
South Carolina  19.1   25.2   16.3   39.4   13.9   38.0   31.6   11.1   19.2   8.4
South Dakota  15.0   20.1   16.2   48.7   15.5   27.7   26.9   13.7   31.8   11.2
Tennessee  18.7   23.7   15.2   42.3   14.3   37.1   29.3   13.0   20.6   8.8
Texas  22.4   25.9   13.4   38.3   12.7   45.2   31.2   9.7   14.0   6.7
Utah  27.7   25.1   12.5   34.7   11.7   44.1   27.0   9.9   19.0   7.7
                                       
Vermont  15.1   27.0   16.2   41.6   14.4   25.1   31.3   11.7   31.9   11.6
Virginia  19.5   27.4   14.5   38.6   13.5   39.1   32.5   9.8   18.6   7.9
Washington  18.6   23.3   19.1   39.0   13.6   30.0   35.2   14.1   20.6   8.9
West Virginia  18.8   20.6   10.2   50.3   16.1   34.8   28.2   12.0   25.1   9.7
Wisconsin  15.3   26.9   13.6   44.2   14.1   27.1   31.2   14.3   27.3   10.3
Wyoming  14.7   22.8   15.7   46.7   15.0   32.1   33.1   10.0   24.7   9.7
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2007-08.


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