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Table 33.  Percentage of public school districts 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 state: 2003–04

      Among districts that had salary schedules,
average yearly base teacher salary for:
State Percent
with salary
schedules for teachers
  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
United States  92.7   $29,100 $37,500 $31,900 $41,600 $53,900
               
Alabama  100.0   29,700 35,000 34,200 40,200 49,600
Alaska  100.0   35,000 45,500 39,200 54,100 63,700
Arizona  80.3   26,700 31,800 29,400 35,600 46,400
Arkansas  100.0   25,500 30,700 28,300 33,500 39,800
California  86.2   36,000 45,700 39,000 52,200 66,600
               
Colorado  96.2   27,300 32,600 30,100 36,400 50,000
Connecticut  100.0   34,600 48,400 37,400 53,600 70,500
Delaware  100.0   33,000 43,300 37,700 50,900 67,400
District of Columbia  34.2 ! 31,000 42,800 34,400 46,800 60,100
Florida  100.0   28,400 33,500 30,900 36,000 51,800
               
Georgia  100.0   30,600 38,700 35,300 45,300 65,800
Hawaii  100.0   34,300 35,400 36,900 38,000 64,200
Idaho  97.3   24,900 32,100 27,300 37,900 47,400
Illinois  95.3   28,500 36,300 31,300 39,900 55,800
Indiana  99.7   29,500 37,900 31,200 42,000 55,400
               
Iowa  98.6   23,800 30,900 26,300 34,300 43,600
Kansas  96.5   27,000 31,100 29,300 34,100 44,100
Kentucky  100.0   28,200 35,800 31,500 39,500 49,200
Louisiana  98.6   27,400 32,100 28,500 34,000 42,100
Maine  100.0   25,400 34,400 27,600 36,800 48,800
               
Maryland  100.0   33,700 43,200 35,700 47,300 67,200
Massachusetts  93.9   32,500 47,900 35,500 52,100 63,400
Michigan  86.6   31,800 47,400 35,000 52,600 60,700
Minnesota  91.5   28,800 36,700 32,300 42,000 51,300
Mississippi  100.0   27,200 31,900 29,100 35,100 50,700
               
Missouri  99.7   24,600 28,800 27,100 31,700 41,100
Montana  72.4   21,700 29,500 25,300 34,600 43,400
Nebraska  82.3   23,600 29,800 28,000 36,800 42,900
Nevada  92.0   29,700 40,400 34,200 46,500 57,400
New Hampshire  95.3   26,700 37,100 30,000 40,800 50,200
               
New Jersey  98.0   36,300 44,900 38,900 48,300 70,400
New Mexico  97.6   30,000 34,400 31,500 37,400 52,500
New York  92.9   34,800 44,500 38,400 49,800 74,300
North Carolina  82.7   25,600 34,200 28,000 37,400 50,600
North Dakota  93.5   22,600 27,800 25,400 30,700 37,800
               
Ohio  96.4   28,000 40,000 31,000 45,700 57,700
Oklahoma  98.8   27,000 31,300 28,200 32,700 39,100
Oregon  83.1   28,200 38,200 31,600 43,200 53,200
Pennsylvania  90.8   31,500 43,600 33,400 46,100 63,200
Rhode Island  100.0   32,800 58,900 36,700 61,700 65,200
               
South Carolina  100.0   26,900 33,800 30,700 38,500 56,700
South Dakota  78.1   24,400 28,500 26,100 30,600 37,700
Tennessee  100.0   28,400 33,400 30,800 36,200 45,300
Texas  92.4   27,500 35,400 28,600 36,500 44,700
Utah  100.0   25,900 35,500 28,600 39,400 50,000
               
Vermont   
Virginia  100.0   30,700 35,100 32,500 37,100 50,300
Washington  88.3   29,000 34,500 34,700 42,600 56,100
West Virginia  100.0   26,600 32,600 29,300 35,100 48,500
Wisconsin  98.1   27,700 37,100 31,200 42,100 51,800
Wyoming  100.0   27,200 33,600 30,300 38,000 49,700
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
‡ Reporting standards not met. The base-weighted unit response rate was below 50 percent.
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, District Data File, 2003–04.

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