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Table 3. Average and median lowest and highest yearly base salaries paid to full-time teachers among all districts, by state: 2011–12


State 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  
United States 35,800   34,300   62,700   60,400  
                 
Alabama 35,900   36,100   61,000   59,400  
Alaska 46,000   43,900   75,000   76,200  
Arizona 32,100   31,000   46,000   45,000  
Arkansas 32,900   32,000   49,000   48,500  
California 41,800   40,700   72,200   72,700  
                 
Colorado 31,300   30,900   55,500   53,400  
Connecticut 41,900   41,600   81,900   82,300  
Delaware 37,200   36,000   66,400   69,200  
District of Columbia 44,300   43,900   87,400   80,300  
Florida 34,600   33,400   62,200   60,000  
                 
Georgia 33,500   33,300   70,800   71,900  
Hawaii        
Idaho 31,900   30,500   51,300   50,500  
Illinois 35,800   34,700   74,900   70,000  
Indiana 33,500   33,800   61,400   60,500  
                 
Iowa 31,800   30,600   57,000   57,500  
Kansas 33,300   33,000   52,200   52,400  
Kentucky 34,700   35,000   59,100   57,900  
Louisiana 45,600   42,900   65,800   57,500  
Maine 32,400   32,000   58,100   59,100  
                 
Maryland 41,300   40,700   80,900   83,000  
Massachusetts 40,900   40,600   75,700   76,500  
Michigan 35,600   35,000   62,900   64,000  
Minnesota 33,900   34,100   59,200   59,400  
Mississippi 32,400   31,700   59,400   59,300  
                 
Missouri 30,400   29,000   50,200   46,600  
Montana 28,900   28,100   49,300   49,100  
Nebraska 32,200   30,900   55,700   54,600  
Nevada 34,900   34,500   63,400   67,200  
New Hampshire 37,500   36,500   65,200   64,900  
                 
New Jersey 46,400   47,400   81,500   83,800  
New Mexico 32,700   31,500   59,200   58,700  
New York 43,000   41,200   91,400   85,400  
North Carolina 30,800   30,300   55,300   57,300  
North Dakota 31,300   30,600   48,300   48,400  
                 
Ohio 33,200   32,600   62,000   63,300  
Oklahoma 32,700   31,600   45,700   44,000  
Oregon 35,000   35,000   60,900   59,300  
Pennsylvania 40,000   41,000   72,200   70,300  
Rhode Island 40,400   39,300   76,500   73,500  
                 
South Carolina 31,300   31,000   62,500   63,300  
South Dakota 29,400   28,900   42,900   40,100  
Tennessee 34,200   33,000   56,100   54,600  
Texas 34,500   32,800   52,000   49,600  
Utah 31,700   31,000   49,800   53,400  
                 
Vermont 34,300   33,000   64,300   63,400  
Virginia 39,500   38,000   62,300   60,900  
Washington 34,400   33,500   62,700   62,600  
West Virginia 33,700   32,500   60,400   59,600  
Wisconsin 33,700   33,600   61,600   60,700  
Wyoming 43,400   43,200   64,900   64,300  
‡ Reporting standards not met. 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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