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Among regular full-time school teachers, average base salary and earnings from all sources, percentage of teachers with earnings from various salary supplements, and among those teachers, the average amount earned from the supplement during the current school year, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2011–12

          Salary supplements  
          Extracurricular or
additional activities in
same school system
  Additional
compensation based
on students'
performance
  Other school system sources (state supplement, etc)   Job outside the school
system
 
Selected public school
district characteristic
Average base teaching salary of regular full-time teachers   Average school
year earnings
from all sources1
  Percent of teachers   Average amount   Percent of teachers     Average amount     Percent of teachers     Average amount     Percent of teachers   Average amount  
All schools$51,700  $53,700  40.4 $2,500  4.0  $1,400   7.3  $2,100   16.5 $4,900
 
All public schools53,10055,10041.82,5004.4 1,400 7.9 2,100 16.14,800
 
School classification
Traditional public 53,40055,40042.02,5004.0 1,400 8.0 2,100 16.14,800
Charter school 44,50046,30034.92,00015.8 1,300 5.8 1,900 16.54,900
 
Community type 
City    
Suburban 58,50060,50042.42,8004.0 1,400 6.6 1,900 15.64,300
Town 47,80049,90043.62,6003.0 1,100 7.4 1,900 16.34,900
Rural 47,10049,40044.32,5003.7 1,400 10.0 2,100 16.35,300
 
School level
Primary52,80054,00031.01,5004.1 1,300 7.6 1,700 12.94,000
Middle53,40055,80049.92,6004.4 1,400 8.2 2,300 17.34,900
High54,50057,70053.93,4004.4 1,600 8.7 2,500 20.65,300
Combined47,00049,50044.22,8006.8 1,100! 6.7 2,400 16.66,000
 
School enrollment
Less than 10045,80047,90030.32,6002.8 1,100 8.8 2,300! 19.65,100
100-19946,00048,10043.22,4004.9 2,000 5.8 2,000 16.35,100
200-49951,90053,60039.22,2002.7 1,400 6.7 2,100 14.64,800
500–74952,60054,30038.72,0004.9 1,300 8.1 1,900 15.14,700
750–99953,00054,90040.72,3005.0 1,500 9.7 1,800 15.34,300
1,000 or more56,20059,10049.23,4005.5 1,500 8.5 2,400 19.25,100
 
Percent of K-12 students who were
approved for free or
reduced-price lunches
0-34 57,20059,40045.42,7002.6 1,300 6.3 2,300 17.44,600
35-49 51,70053,90044.42,8004.4 1,200 8.0 2,300 16.84,200
50-74 49,70051,60039.72,3004.9 1,400 9.8 1,900 14.85,400
75 or more 52,00053,90037.72,2006.5 1,500 8.2 1,900 15.04,900
     School did not participate in free
or reduced-price lunch program
54,800 57,300 36.6 3,300 4.7! 1,700! 6.2  2,100  20.3 5,400  
                                                 
All private schools$40,200  $41,900  28.9 $2,700  0.5! $1,100 ! 1.8  $2,000 ! 19.6 $5,400  
 
School classification
Catholic 39,70041,30031.12,800 2,000! 2.0!  18.55,100
Other religious     
Nonsectarian    
 
Community type 
City44,80046,70029.33,000 1,400 1.6! 1,500 19.26,000
Suburban     
Town 30,00031,20020.81,200 2,500   18.45,600
Rural     
 
School level
Elementary37,20038,40019.71,9000.8! 800! 1.9!  18.84,800
Secondary46,80049,20046.63,400 1,900! 2.6! 1,500! 22.36,300
Combined    
 
School enrollment
Less than 100    
100-199    
200-49941,30043,00029.62,6000.6!  1.8! 1,700 19.75,300
500–74945,00047,00045.22,700 2,000   22.26,900
750 or more               
                                                 
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ 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.
1 Average earnings from all sources is defined as the weighted mean of the amount that regular full-time teachers earned from all sources during the school year. It does not include income from a retirement pension.
NOTE: For average base salary, teachers who reported zero are excluded from the table. Summer earnings are not included. 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 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2011–12.


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