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Table 2. 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 state: 2011–12


      Among districts that had salary schedules, average yearly teacher base salary  
State 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  
United States 89.2   35,500   44,900   38,700   49,500   55,000   65,100  
                             
Alabama 97.1   36,700   43,300   42,100   49,400   51,400   63,500  
Alaska 100.0   43,000   55,400   48,100   65,000   69,100   76,800  
Arizona 53.0   32,100   37,600   35,400   41,600   44,600   53,600  
Arkansas 94.1   32,500   37,700   36,300   41,800   44,600   51,200  
California 96.4   40,800   51,400   44,400   58,100   65,000   75,600  
                             
Colorado 90.3   30,600   36,700   33,800   41,400   45,500   57,100  
Connecticut 100.0   41,800   58,600   44,900   64,300   75,100   82,700  
Delaware 58.2   38,600   49,700   43,400   57,300   65,600   77,100  
District of Columbia 55.8 ! 41,900   52,500   45,500   56,700   60,800   70,500  
Florida 98.1   34,700   39,800   37,000   42,200   46,100   61,200  
                             
Georgia 95.4   34,600   42,900   39,500   48,800   52,900   71,800  
Hawaii              
Idaho 88.0   31,000   36,400   31,600   41,900   44,300   52,500  
Illinois 96.8   35,300   44,300   38,900   49,000   55,200   71,000  
Indiana 90.2   33,800   43,600   35,900   48,000   53,900   63,000  
                             
Iowa 92.6   31,400   40,600   35,000   44,800   50,400   59,100  
Kansas 100.0   33,100   37,200   35,700   40,500   43,400   52,800  
Kentucky 98.3   35,000   43,700   38,900   48,100   50,700   59,900  
Louisiana 93.4   44,500   49,400   46,500   53,400   56,800   65,100  
Maine 89.9   30,800   40,500   33,200   43,200   48,500   58,100  
                             
Maryland 100.0   41,900   51,300   45,300   56,000   64,500   82,800  
Massachusetts 89.8   40,800   58,800   44,000   64,200   69,100   76,900  
Michigan 79.9   35,400   51,800   38,800   57,600   63,000   68,600  
Minnesota 87.5   33,600   43,000   37,400   48,800   53,800   60,100  
Mississippi 92.8   31,900   36,900   34,000   40,800   44,100   65,500  
                             
Missouri 90.0   30,200   35,200   32,900   38,700   42,100   52,900  
Montana 89.2   27,000   35,200   30,200   40,400   46,300   52,000  
Nebraska 99.4   30,600   37,500   35,500   46,400   50,000   56,500  
Nevada 93.5   35,400   45,900   40,200   52,200   57,200   66,600  
New Hampshire 83.5   34,000   48,100   37,200   51,500   59,000   65,500  
                             
New Jersey 89.5   47,400   57,800   50,900   61,400   73,300   86,800  
New Mexico 97.9   32,100   42,600   34,600   46,300   48,900   59,500  
New York 88.9   42,500   55,400   46,200   60,700   69,600   90,700  
North Carolina 77.1   31,300   39,200   34,600   43,100   46,000   63,700  
North Dakota 83.7   31,300   36,600   34,700   40,700   43,500   51,400  
                             
Ohio 82.5   33,100   47,400   36,600   53,500   60,700   69,200  
Oklahoma 95.5   31,900   36,300   33,100   38,100   40,400   46,900  
Oregon 100.0   32,800   43,700   36,500   48,900   55,000   61,400  
Pennsylvania 90.5   40,000   50,600   42,900   54,500   63,200   76,300  
Rhode Island 100.0   38,900   67,700   41,900   69,900   74,500   78,200  
                             
South Carolina 93.5   31,300   39,100   35,500   44,700   49,300   66,500  
South Dakota 71.9   29,300   33,100   31,600   35,300   37,300   43,600  
Tennessee 100.0   33,000   39,100   35,800   42,700   46,200   56,900  
Texas 94.1   34,700   41,600   35,800   42,500   45,900   52,100  
Utah 85.7   31,600   40,300   34,800   44,700   49,300   56,400  
                             
Vermont 100.0   33,900   45,200   37,700   50,100   56,100   64,900  
Virginia 74.9   37,600   42,700   40,400   45,900   49,600   64,300  
Washington 100.0   33,600   39,300   40,300   48,400   56,300   63,400  
West Virginia 100.0   32,300   38,300   35,200   41,500   44,700   61,900  
Wisconsin 83.4   33,500   43,900   37,800   50,000   55,300   61,800  
Wyoming 100.0   43,100   49,600   47,400   55,200   59,500   69,500  
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
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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