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Table 6. Number and percentage of regular full-time public school teachers and average number of hours per week that regular full-time teachers spent on selected activities during a typical full week, by state: 2007-08

Average hours per week
State Number of full-time teachers1   Percentage of teachers that are full time1   Required to work to receive base pay during a typical full week   Spent delivering instruction to a class of students2   Total hours spent on all teaching and other school-related activities during a typical full week  
United States  3,114,700   91.5   38.1   30.2   52.8  
                     
Alabama  49,100   92.2   39.2   32.2   53.1  
Alaska  7,200   89.1   38.6   30.7   55.3  
Arizona  61,100   91.9   39.3   30.8   54.6  
Arkansas  33,300   93.1   39.0   31.3   53.2  
California  284,900   91.9   36.7   29.9   52.3  
                     
Colorado  43,600   87.0   39.5   30.0   54.8  
Connecticut  44,300   88.4   36.2   28.0   51.7  
Delaware  8,000   96.9   38.2   30.4   54.1  
District of Columbia  3,900   88.5   39.6   32.2   54.2  
Florida  169,600   95.7   38.3   30.4   53.2  
                     
Georgia  112,000   91.9   39.8   30.9   55.0  
Hawaii  12,100   94.8   37.2   29.9   53.8  
Idaho  14,300   88.4   39.0   30.1   53.6  
Illinois  130,300   89.9   37.0   29.1   52.6  
Indiana  63,200   92.3   38.1   30.1   51.9  
                     
Iowa  35,800   90.3   39.6   30.9   53.7  
Kansas  32,700   86.9   39.3   31.4   54.2  
Kentucky  40,200   90.5   38.5   31.3   53.5  
Louisiana  45,800   95.2   38.4   32.1   52.2  
Maine  15,400   86.7   37.0   28.9   52.3  
                     
Maryland  52,500   87.6   37.4   29.4   52.8  
Massachusetts  69,100   85.9   35.4   27.6   51.0  
Michigan  87,700   89.2   37.1   30.1   52.7  
Minnesota  53,000   82.9   39.5   29.2   53.6  
Mississippi  33,800   95.4   40.0   32.8   52.6  
                     
Missouri  67,200   91.8   38.7   30.5   54.0  
Montana  10,900   85.9   39.4   30.9   53.1  
Nebraska  19,800   85.6   39.8   31.4   54.4  
Nevada  22,100   93.3   37.3   29.8   52.8  
New Hampshire  15,400   88.3   37.1   27.7   52.6  
                     
New Jersey  108,100   86.8   36.0   28.4   49.7  
New Mexico  21,400   94.5   37.3   31.2   51.7  
New York  212,900   93.3   36.5   29.2   51.5  
North Carolina  88,900   92.6   39.2   31.1   54.0  
North Dakota  7,300   81.9   39.5   30.7   52.9  
                     
Ohio  126,400   94.1   38.1   29.6   52.0  
Oklahoma  43,000   92.6   38.2   31.1   52.1  
Oregon  28,100   88.6   39.8   29.3   53.6  
Pennsylvania  121,400   88.7   37.9   29.4   52.2  
Rhode Island  11,600   87.8   33.7   27.2   47.8  
                     
South Carolina  45,900   93.6   39.3   30.4   54.1  
South Dakota  9,500   89.8   39.4   30.6   53.7  
Tennessee  63,100   94.0   38.4   30.5   52.6  
Texas  328,900   96.6   40.1   32.3   54.0  
Utah  23,500   86.3   38.9   31.2   52.8  
                     
Vermont  8,400   82.4   37.9   28.4   51.5  
Virginia  87,100   92.6   37.7   29.7   52.7  
Washington  50,100   86.3   38.1   29.5   53.7  
West Virginia  21,200   92.5   39.0   31.2   51.5  
Wisconsin  62,300   88.9   39.1   29.9   52.6  
Wyoming  7,000   88.1   39.1   30.8   53.1  
1 A regular full-time teacher is any teacher whose primary position in a school is not an itinerant teacher, a long-term substitute, a short-term substitute, a student teacher, a teacher aide, an administrator, a library media specialist or librarian, another type of professional staff (e.g., counselor, curriculum coordinator, social worker) or support staff (e.g., secretary), or a part-time teacher.
2 Hours spent delivering instruction to a class of students is included in the total hours per week paid by regular base pay.
NOTE: 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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