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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 selected public school district characteristics: 2011–12

                           
      Among districts that had salary schedules, average yearly teacher base salary
Selected public school
district characteristic
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
  Master's degree
and 15 years
of teaching
experience
  Highest
possible
step on the
salary
schedule
All public school districts 89.2 $35,500 $44,900 $38,700 $49,500 $55,000 $65,100
 
District size
1 school 72.2 34,700 42,900 37,600 46,700 51,100 59,100
2-3 schools 97.6 34,400 43,800 37,500 47,900 53,700 62,700
4-5 schools 96.8 35,700 45,500 38,900 50,400 56,500 67,700
6-9 schools 98.6 37,100 47,900 40,400 53,000 59,300 71,000
10-19 schools 98.5 37,500 47,500 41,000 53,400 59,300 72,300
20 or more schools 98.7 38,200 47,100 41,500 52,800 58,100 72,700
 
Community type 
City  68.6 37,900 47,300 40,900 51,700 56,500 67,000
Suburban  92.1 40,500 53,500 44,400 59,500 67,700 81,100
Town  95.7 35,000 43,900 38,300 48,500 53,700 64,000
Rural  92.1 33,200 41,300 36,000 45,300 50,000 58,700
 
District K-12 enrollment
Less than 250 73.7 32,700 39,900 35,700 44,000 47,800 54,800
250-999   87.4 34,600 43,600 37,600 47,500 52,600 61,000
1,000-1,999 96.0 35,900 46,000 39,000 50,500 56,900 67,800
2,000-4,999 97.8 37,200 48,000 40,600 53,100 59,600 71,700
5,000-9,999 98.5 38,600 49,500 42,400 55,600 62,300 76,600
10,000 or more 98.8 38,700 47,900 42,100 53,900 59,500 74,700
 
Percent of K-12 students in
district who were
approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
0-34  95.7 37,400 48,400 40,800 53,700 60,600 72,100
35-49  92.6 34,900 44,100 38,100 48,700 54,300 64,500
50-74  93.4 34,100 42,800 36,900 46,800 51,500 60,900
75 or more  79.9 35,500 43,700 38,700 48,000 52,400 61,700
     District did not participate
in free or reduced-
price lunch program
63.6   36,800 46,300 40,300 51,200 56,700 66,300
                           
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 District Data File," 2011–12.


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