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Table 23.  Average base salary and earnings from salary supplements during the current school year for regular full-time school teachers, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2003–04

School type and selected school characteristic Average academic year base teaching salary of regular full-time teachers Salary Supplements
Extracurricular activities in same school system   Other school sources (merit pay bonus, state supplement, other)   Job outside the school system
Percent Average amount Percent Average amount Percent Average amount
All schools  $43,000 38.3 $2,700   12.8 $1,900   16.4 $5,100
                   
All public schools  44,400 40.2 2,700   13.6 1,900   15.9 5,000
                   
School classification                   
Traditional public  44,500 40.4 2,700   13.6 1,900   15.9 5,000
Charter school  37,000 28.7 2,300   11.9 2,000   18.0 5,800
                   
Community type                   
Central city  45,400 37.0 2,900   14.7 1,700   15.1 5,200
Urban fringe/large town  46,100 41.2 2,700   12.8 2,100   16.4 5,000
Rural/small town  38,000 42.5 2,600   14.1 1,800   15.7 5,000
                   
School level                   
Elementary  44,300 33.6 2,200   14.2 1,900   13.6 4,700
Secondary  45,300 53.1 3,400   13.0 2,000   20.1 5,600
Combined  38,700 44.8 2,900   10.3 2,200   18.5 5,100
                   
Student enrollment                   
Less than 100  38,100 32.5 2,400   11.8 1,400   19.5 5,600
100–199  38,200 38.4 2,600   12.3 1,900   17.6 4,900
200–499  43,200 36.5 2,400   11.8 1,800   15.3 5,100
500–749  44,100 36.7 2,400   13.1 1,900   13.5 4,500
750–999  45,000 42.1 2,700   17.0 1,900   15.2 4,800
1,000 or more  46,700 47.7 3,300   14.6 2,100   19.0 5,500
                   
All BIA schools  35,800 36.2 2,500   6.9 3,600   12.6 4,500
                   
All private schools  $31,700 23.1 $2,400   6.0 $1,800   20.4 $5,400
                   
School classification                   
Catholic  31,900 27.4 2,200   4.9 2,100   20.2 5,000
Other religious  27,100 18.2 2,600   5.9 1,700   19.5 6,300
Nonsectarian  36,900 23.5 2,500   7.7 1,600   21.7 5,000
                   
Community type                   
Central city  34,200 27.0 2,500   5.4 2,200   21.0 5,800
Urban fringe/large town  31,400 21.2 2,300   6.5 1,300   19.8 5,200
Rural/small town  23,900 17.8 2,300   6.1 2,900   20.3 5,400
                   
School level                   
Elementary  29,800 15.3 2,200   5.0 1,400   17.6 5,000
Secondary  37,000 46.0 2,300   7.2 2,700   27.0 6,000
Combined  31,700 23.1 2,600   6.9 1,700   21.1 5,600
                   
Student enrollment                   
Less than 100  24,300 7.5 1,900   4.0 2,500   18.1 4,900
100–199  27,800 18.1 2,000   5.3 1,300   18.8 5,200
200–499  32,400 21.6 2,300   6.3 1,600   20.5 5,900
500–749  36,100 34.0 2,000   6.6 1,300   18.9 5,100
750 or more  40,300 43.3 3,000   8.2 2,500   26.3 5,200
NOTE: BIA school refers to schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) that are operated by the BIA, a tribe, or a private contractor and not by a regular school district. 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 specialist 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, 2003–04, Public School Teacher, BIA School Teacher, and Private School Teacher Data Files.


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