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Average and median lowest and highest yearly base salaries paid to full-time teachers among all districts, by selected public school district characteristics: 2011–12

                 
Selected public school
district characteristic
Average base salary
of the lowest paid
teacher in the district
  Median base salary
of the lowest paid
teacher in the district
  Average base salary
of the highest paid
teacher in the district
  Median base salary
of the highest paid
teacher in the district
 
All public school districts $35,800 $34,300 $62,700 $60,400
 
District size
1 school 35,100 33,200 53,900 50,000
2-3 schools 35,100 33,200 62,100 59,000
4-5 schools 35,900 34,500 68,000 65,000
6-9 schools 37,100 36,100 70,900 67,900
10-19 schools 37,500 36,000 72,200 69,000
20 or more schools 37,900 37,200 73,200 71,800
 
Community type 
City  36,700 35,000 59,000 55,000
Suburban  40,500 39,900 78,600 78,200
Town  35,400 34,000 62,300 62,600
Rural  33,800 32,600 57,600 56,900
 
District K-12 enrollment
Less than 250 34,000 32,000 50,000 47,400
250-999   35,100 33,400 58,600 56,800
1,000-1,999 36,100 34,700 67,900 65,300
2,000-4,999 37,200 36,100 71,600 68,900
5,000-9,999 38,600 37,200 76,600 73,300
10,000 or more 38,500 38,000 75,600 74,200
 
Percent of K-12 students in
district who were
approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
0-34  37,800 36,500 72,200 69,800
35-49  35,100 33,700 63,400 62,900
50-74  34,500 33,400 60,100 58,500
75 or more  35,300 33,500 56,100 53,300
     District did not participate
in free or reduced-
price lunch program
37,100   35,100   54,900   51,800
                 
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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