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

State      Salary Supplements
Average academic year base teaching salary of regular full-time teachers   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
United States  $44,400   40.2 $2,700   13.6 $1,900   15.9 $5,000
                     
Alabama  37,400   24.6 3,600   5.1 2,500   15.6 4,100
Alaska  49,100   47.4 1,900   8.9 1,300   15.7 6,600
Arizona  37,100   44.9 2,900   45.8 2,000   18.2 4,800
Arkansas  35,300   32.6 3,000   5.4 1,700   15.9 5,900
California  54,600   38.9 3,100   8.2 2,500   11.1 5,900
                     
Colorado  42,300   46.4 1,900   12.7 2,500   18.4 3,600
Connecticut  56,900   31.7 2,300   5.2 2,100   20.4 5,100
Delaware  48,200   51.7 2,500   9.3 1,000   16.0 5,100
District of Columbia  52,100   28.7 2,100   5.0 1,900   15.3 8,000
Florida  38,800   38.2 2,900   31.0 1,500   16.5 5,500
                     
Georgia  43,200   34.1 3,700   13.2 2,100   14.2 4,600
Hawaii  41,600   17.3 2,600   4.2 1,200   14.9 4,700
Idaho  38,300   39.7 3,200   7.6 1,600   16.6 5,400
Illinois  47,000   47.0 2,800   6.1 2,700   17.6 4,600
Indiana  43,700   47.3 2,300   4.1 800   17.8 4,900
                     
Iowa  36,600   43.7 2,600   26.4 1,100   19.0 5,000
Kansas  36,000   53.8 2,700   4.9 1,500   19.2 5,600
Kentucky  38,700   48.0 2,600   7.9 3,500   14.0 7,300
Louisiana  34,600   35.2 2,400   16.1 2,300   15.0 5,900
Maine  38,600   43.8 2,200   4.3 1,500   20.0 5,100
                     
Maryland  48,800   39.6 2,100   6.8 2,400   16.9 4,000
Massachusetts  49,900   33.4 2,500   7.1 2,100   20.6 5,200
Michigan  53,400   42.6 2,700   5.6 1,200   15.6 5,800
Minnesota  44,600   47.4 3,200   3.4 1,500   20.2 4,000
Mississippi  34,400   21.5 3,200   5.0 3,500   13.5 5,900
                     
Missouri  36,300   43.7 1,900   19.3 3,800   16.7 3,500
Montana  34,300   49.3 2,400   5.0 2,100   18.3 4,000
Nebraska  34,200   54.2 3,200   9.0 900   21.0 3,400
Nevada  41,400   35.9 2,800   9.0 2,300   15.7 7,900
New Hampshire  41,500   35.5 1,500   5.3 1,600   23.3 4,200
                     
New Jersey  54,400   43.1 3,200   4.5 1,400   20.2 6,200
New Mexico  36,700   42.3 1,900   10.2 2,100   15.4 5,200
New York  54,800   40.4 3,200   3.6 1,400   16.4 5,300
North Carolina  36,400   26.8 3,200   71.9 1,700   17.8 5,600
North Dakota  33,100   50.3 3,000   6.4 900   20.9 3,200
                     
Ohio  46,200   44.3 2,600   7.6 2,200 ! 15.9 4,200
Oklahoma  32,200   44.4 2,800   9.6 2,700   20.4 4,700
Oregon  44,500   38.8 3,000   2.3 2,700 ! 14.7 4,600
Pennsylvania  49,900   37.4 2,100   5.9 1,200   14.3 4,300
Rhode Island  52,500   33.0 3,100   9.1 2,300   14.2 5,700
                     
South Carolina  39,500   33.2 2,500   9.9 4,700   15.6 4,600
South Dakota  31,500   48.9 2,700   7.6 900   25.2 3,200
Tennessee  37,700   28.7 3,300   23.6 1,600   14.7 4,500
Texas  39,500   42.5 2,400   24.0 1,700   10.9 5,900
Utah  37,800   45.6 2,100   28.2 1,300   17.3 4,500
                     
Vermont  41,900   35.8 1,800   3.9 1,600   22.4 3,800
Virginia  40,100   38.1 2,100   5.9 1,400 ! 17.9 4,500
Washington  44,700   54.4 3,700   21.1 2,700   18.8 4,300
West Virginia  37,700   39.1 2,000   12.0 1,100   13.5 4,800
Wisconsin  41,800   48.6 2,000   3.8 1,000   15.3 4,100
Wyoming  36,900   52.1 2,600   9.1 800   19.9 5,400
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
NOTE: 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, Public School Teacher Data File, 2003–04.

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