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Table 14.  Retirement and pension status among 2004–05 private school teacher leavers, by selected teacher and school characteristics in the 2003–04 base year

Teacher or school charac-
teristic in base year 
Percent of leavers who considered themselves retired from the position of a K–12 teacher   Percent of leavers who were collecting a pension   Among leavers who considered themselves retired, percent who were collecting a pension   Among leavers who did not consider themselves retired, percent who were collecting a pension   Among those who considered themselves retired, percent who received an early retirement incentive to leave the position of a K–12 teacher   Among those who considered themselves retired and received an early retirement incentive, percent who would have remained in teaching had they not received the incentive  
                         
Total1  25.3   7.1   23.8   1.4   2.6   21.1 !
                         
Teaching experience                         
1–3 years  15.4   2.0   9.7   0.5 ! #   #  
4–9 years  15.7   1.6 ! 3.2 ! 1.4 ! #   #  
10–19 years  31.5   8.1   18.5   3.3 ! #   #  
20 years or more  60.6   28.1   44.8   2.5 ! 6.5 ! 21.1 !
                         
Age                         
Less than 30 years  9.9   3.2   14.7 ! 2.0 ! #   #  
30–39 years  17.6   0.3 ! 1.5 ! #   #   #  
40–49 years  21.8   1.9 ! #   2.4 ! #   #  
50 or more years  49.1   19.9   39.3   1.1 ! 4.6 ! 21.1 !
                         
Base salary                         
Less than $30,000  27.3   5.1   15.6   1.2 ! 0.8 ! #  
$30,000–$39,999  13.4   7.3   44.3   1.6 ! 9.7 ! #  
$40,000 or more  36.4   25.4   65.3   2.5 ! 9.0 ! 56.8 !
                         
Sex                         
Male  24.5   6.9   25.7   0.9 ! 2.8 ! 48.5 !
Female  25.6   7.1   23.2   1.5 ! 2.5   12.3 !
                         
Race/ethnicity                         
White, non-Hispanic  26.8   7.5   23.9   1.4   2.8   21.7 !
Black, non-Hispanic  18.3 ! 7.1 ! 26.8 ! 2.7 ! 1.6 ! #  
Hispanic, single or
  more than one race 
19.8   4.7 ! 23.6 ! #   #   #  
Asian, Native Hawaiian,
  or Other Pacific
  Islander, non-Hispanic 
4.8 ! #   #   #   #   #  
American Indian/Alaska
  Native, non-Hispanic 
22.1 ! #   #   #   #   #  
More than one race,
  non-Hispanic 
#   #   #   #   #   #  
                         
Teaching status                         
Full time  24.0   7.1   24.1   1.8   3.0 ! 12.3 !
Part time  27.9   6.9   23.3   0.5 ! 1.8 ! 48.5 !
                         
Community type                         
Central city  19.0   6.2   29.2   0.8 ! 1.7 ! #  
Urban fringe/large town  28.7   7.4   22.8   1.3   3.4   25.2 !
Rural/small town  27.0 ! 7.6 ! 18.0 ! 3.7 ! #   #  
                         
School level                         
Elementary  26.8   7.6   25.7   1.0   3.7   29.6 !
Secondary  19.8   5.8   26.0   0.9 ! 8.1 ! #  
Combined  25.2   6.8   21.1   2.0 ! #   #  
                         
School enrollment                         
Less than 200  23.4   4.8   16.0   1.4 ! 2.4 ! 24.3 !
200–499  27.2   10.2   32.5   1.8 ! 1.9 ! 36.6 !
500–749  27.3   9.9   34.7   0.6 ! 8.3 ! #  
750 or more  31.2   8.0 ! 25.8 ! #   #   #  
                         
Percent of K–12 students
 who were approved for
 free or reduced-price
 lunches 
                       
Less than 15  36.6   7.1   17.6 ! 1.0 ! 0.4 ! #  
15–49  25.7   4.4 ! 17.0 ! #   8.7 ! #  
50 or more  20.8 ! 2.9 ! 13.9 ! #   #   #  
School did not parti-
 cipate in free or
 reduced-price lunch
 program 
23.8   7.6   26.6   1.7   2.3 ! 33.5 !
                         
Percent of K–12 students
 who were minorities 
                       
Less than 10  26.8   6.7   20.3   1.7 ! 3.9   34.2 !
10–34  27.7   7.5   24.3   1.1 ! 2.2 ! #  
35 or more  18.8   6.9   31.0   1.3 ! 0.4 ! #  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 50 percent or more of the estimate's value.
1Free or reduced price lunch program data are collected at the school level and placed on the teacher file. In cases where the sampled school did not respond, data were imputed from the Common Core of Data (CCD). In some cases, CCD data were not available for the school's free or reduced price lunch program participation. A very small number of teachers from these schools are missing data for this variable.
NOTE: Leavers are teachers who left the teaching profession after the base year (2003–04).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Private School Teacher Data File," 2003–04; Teacher Follow-up Survey (TFS), "Former Teacher Data File," 2004–05.


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