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Table 33.  Percentage of public school districts and private schools that had salary schedules for teachers and among those that had salary schedules, the average yearly base teacher salary, by various levels of degrees and experience and selected public school district and private school characteristics: 2003–04

Selected public school district and private school characteristic Percent with salary schedules for teachers Among districts and private schools that had salary schedules, average yearly base teacher salary for:
Bachelor's degree and no teaching experience Bachelor's degree and 10 years of teaching experience Master's degree1 and no teaching experience Master's degree2 and 10 years of teaching experience Highest possible step on the salary schedule
All public school districts  92.7 $29,100 $37,500 $31,900 $41,600 $53,900
             
District size             
1 school  81.6 27,100 34,300 29,900 38,000 46,900
2-3 schools  96.1 28,300 36,300 30,900 39,900 51,600
4-5 schools  97.5 30,100 39,600 32,900 43,900 57,700
6-9 schools  98.6 30,800 40,400 33,800 45,200 60,100
10-19 schools  98.6 31,500 40,600 34,600 45,900 61,300
20 or more schools  99.7 31,700 40,300 34,500 44,900 61,200
             
Community type             
Central city  79.9 31,100 40,300 34,300 45,000 58,100
Urban fringe/large town  93.9 31,100 40,700 34,000 45,200 60,300
Rural/small town  94.1 26,800 34,000 29,500 37,500 47,100
             
District K–12 enrollment             
Less than 250  76.5 26,300 33,100 29,100 36,800 44,100
250-999  94.2 27,600 35,200 30,200 38,700 49,100
1,000-1,999  97.1 29,500 38,700 32,100 42,700 56,200
2,000-4,999  99.5 31,100 40,800 34,200 45,500 60,700
5,000-9,999  98.7 32,200 42,000 35,400 47,400 64,500
10,000 or more  98.9 32,600 41,500 35,800 46,700 64,100
             
Percent of K–12 students in
district who were approved for
free or reduced-price lunches 
           
Less than 5  96.8 34,100 45,700 37,600 51,000 70,600
5-24.9  95.2 30,100 40,200 33,300 45,100 59,100
25-49.9  96.6 28,100 36,000 30,700 39,700 51,100
50-74.9  91.5 28,500 35,700 31,100 39,500 50,500
75 or more  92.4 29,500 37,600 32,200 41,400 53,200
District did not participate in free
or reduced-price lunch program 
63.0 28,700 36,000 32,200 40,700 51,800
             
All private schools  61.1 $23,300 $29,200 $26,300 $32,300 $39,300
             
School classification             
Catholic  91.5 23,900 29,400 26,300 32,200 41,600
Other religious  52.0 21,400 26,800 24,600 29,900 35,000
Nonsectarian  43.9 26,400 34,600 30,700 38,300 44,100
             
Community type             
Central city  66.7 24,100 30,200 27,200 33,400 41,000
Urban fringe/large town  59.9 23,500 29,400 26,400 32,600 40,200
Rural/small town  52.5 20,300 25,100 23,200 27,800 31,400
             
School level             
Elementary  66.7 23,400 29,100 26,400 32,200 39,200
Secondary  62.5 26,100 32,900 28,700 35,900 48,000
Combined  48.9 22,000 27,700 25,200 31,100 36,000
             
Student enrollment             
Less than 100  43.9 22,200 28,200 26,300 31,800 35,200
100–199  69.3 22,700 28,100 25,200 31,000 38,100
200–499  82.0 24,100 29,700 26,500 32,500 41,700
500–749  82.2 26,000 32,900 28,300 35,500 48,000
750 or more  81.5 27,600 34,600 29,400 37,200 52,200
1 A teacher with a master's degree or its equivalent in credit hours beyond a bachelor's degree.
2 A teacher with a master's degree or its equivalent in credit hours.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey, 2003–04, District and Private School Data Files.


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