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Table 78. Estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools, by state: 1969-70 to 2000-01

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                      |                                                               |                                                       | Percent
                      |                    Current dollars                            |                 Constant 2000-01 dollars              | change,
                      |                                                               |                                                       |1989-90 to
        State         |_______________________________________________________________|_______________________________________________________|2000-01 in
                      |       |        |        |        |        |         |         |        |        |        |        |        |          |constant
                      |1969-70|1979-80 |1989-90 |1995-96 |1998-99 |1999-2000| 2000-01 |1969-70 |1979-80 |1989-90 |1995-96 |1998-99 |1999-2000 | dollars
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          1           |   2   |   3    |   4    |   5    |   6    |    7    |    8    |   9    |   10   |   11   |   12   |   13   |    14    |    15
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   United States .....|$8,626 |$15,970 |$31,367 |$37,642 |$40,580 | $41,724 | $42,898 |$39,983 |$36,018 |$43,253 |$42,659 |$43,182 |  $43,153 |     -0.8
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Alabama ..............| 6,818 | 13,060 | 24,828 | 31,313 | 35,820 |  36,689 |  37,956 | 31,602 | 29,455 | 34,237 | 35,486 | 38,117 |   37,946 |     10.9
Alaska ...............|10,560 | 27,210 | 43,153 | 49,620 | 46,845 |  47,262 |  46,986 | 48,947 | 61,369 | 59,506 | 56,233 | 49,849 |   48,881 |    -21.0
Arizona ..............| 8,711 | 15,054 | 29,402 | 32,483 | 35,025 |  35,650 |  36,302 | 40,377 | 33,953 | 40,544 | 36,812 | 37,271 |   36,871 |    -10.5
Arkansas .............| 6,307 | 12,299 | 22,352 | 29,533 | 32,330 |  33,386 |  34,476 | 29,234 | 27,739 | 30,822 | 33,469 | 34,403 |   34,530 |     11.9
California ...........|10,315 | 18,020 | 37,998 | 42,259 | 46,129 |  47,680 |  48,923 | 47,811 | 40,642 | 52,397 | 47,891 | 49,087 |   49,314 |     -6.6
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Colorado .............| 7,761 | 16,205 | 30,758 | 35,364 | 38,157 |  38,163 |  39,284 | 35,973 | 36,548 | 42,414 | 40,077 | 40,604 |   39,470 |     -7.4
Connecticut ..........| 9,262 | 16,229 | 40,461 | 50,254 | 51,424 |  51,780 |  52,100 | 42,931 | 36,603 | 55,794 | 56,952 | 54,721 |   53,554 |     -6.6
Delaware .............| 9,015 | 16,148 | 33,377 | 40,533 | 43,164 |  44,435 |  47,047 | 41,786 | 36,420 | 46,025 | 45,935 | 45,932 |   45,957 |      2.2
District of Columbia .|10,285 | 22,190 | 38,402 | 43,700 | 47,076 |  47,076 |  48,651 | 47,672 | 50,047 | 52,954 | 49,524 | 50,094 |   48,689 |     -8.1
Florida ..............| 8,412 | 14,149 | 28,803 | 33,330 | 35,916 |  36,722 |  37,824 | 38,991 | 31,911 | 39,718 | 37,772 | 38,219 |   37,980 |     -4.8
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Georgia ..............| 7,276 | 13,853 | 28,006 | 34,002 | 39,675 |  41,023 |  42,216 | 33,725 | 31,244 | 38,619 | 38,534 | 42,219 |   42,428 |      9.3
Hawaii ...............| 9,453 | 19,920 | 32,047 | 35,807 | 39,871 |  40,578 |  41,980 | 43,816 | 44,927 | 44,191 | 40,579 | 42,427 |   41,968 |     -5.0
Idaho ................| 6,890 | 13,611 | 23,861 | 30,892 | 34,063 |  35,162 |  36,375 | 31,936 | 30,698 | 32,903 | 35,009 | 36,247 |   36,367 |     10.6
Illinois .............| 9,569 | 17,601 | 32,794 | 40,919 | 45,269 |  46,486 |  48,053 | 44,354 | 39,697 | 45,221 | 46,373 | 48,172 |   48,079 |      6.3
Indiana...............| 8,833 | 15,599 | 30,902 | 37,675 | 41,159 |  41,850 |  43,055 | 40,942 | 35,182 | 42,612 | 42,696 | 43,798 |   43,284 |      1.0
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Iowa .................| 8,355 | 15,203 | 26,747 | 32,372 | 34,998 |  35,678 |  36,479 | 38,727 | 34,289 | 36,883 | 36,687 | 37,242 |   36,900 |     -1.1
Kansas ...............| 7,612 | 13,690 | 28,744 | 32,382 | 37,506 |  38,453 |  39,432 | 35,283 | 30,876 | 39,636 | 36,698 | 39,911 |   39,770 |     -0.5
Kentucky .............| 6,953 | 14,520 | 26,292 | 33,080 | 35,526 |  36,380 |  37,234 | 32,228 | 32,748 | 36,255 | 37,489 | 37,804 |   37,626 |      2.7
Louisiana ............| 7,028 | 13,760 | 24,300 | 27,530 | 32,384 |  33,109 |  34,253 | 32,576 | 31,034 | 33,508 | 31,199 | 34,460 |   34,243 |      2.2
Maine ................| 7,572 | 13,071 | 26,881 | 32,869 | 34,906 |  35,561 |  36,256 | 35,097 | 29,480 | 37,068 | 37,250 | 37,144 |   36,779 |     -2.2
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Maryland .............| 9,383 | 17,558 | 36,319 | 41,160 | 43,112 |  44,048 |  44,997 | 43,491 | 39,600 | 50,082 | 46,646 | 45,876 |   45,557 |    -10.2
Massachusetts ........| 8,764 | 17,253 | 34,712 | 41,408 | 45,075 |  46,250 |  47,523 | 40,622 | 38,912 | 47,866 | 46,927 | 47,965 |   47,835 |     -0.7
Michigan .............| 9,826 | 19,663 | 37,072 | 46,832 | 47,448 |  48,695 |  49,975 | 45,545 | 44,348 | 51,120 | 53,074 | 50,490 |   50,363 |     -2.2
Minnesota ............| 8,658 | 15,912 | 32,190 | 36,922 | 39,458 |  39,802 |  40,577 | 40,131 | 35,888 | 44,388 | 41,843 | 41,988 |   41,166 |     -8.6
Mississippi ..........| 5,798 | 11,850 | 24,292 | 27,692 | 29,530 |  31,857 |  32,957 | 26,874 | 26,726 | 33,497 | 31,383 | 31,423 |   32,948 |     -1.6
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Missouri..............| 7,799 | 13,682 | 27,094 | 32,322 | 34,807 |  35,656 |  36,764 | 36,149 | 30,858 | 37,361 | 36,630 | 37,039 |   36,878 |     -1.6
Montana ..............| 7,606 | 14,537 | 25,081 | 29,364 | 31,354 |  32,121 |  32,930 | 35,255 | 32,786 | 34,585 | 33,278 | 33,364 |   33,221 |     -4.8
Nebraska .............| 7,375 | 13,516 | 25,522 | 31,496 | 32,880 |  33,284 |  34,175 | 34,184 | 30,484 | 35,194 | 35,694 | 34,988 |   34,424 |     -2.9
Nevada ...............| 9,215 | 16,295 | 30,590 | 36,167 | 38,883 |  39,390 |  40,172 | 42,713 | 36,751 | 42,182 | 40,987 | 41,376 |   40,740 |     -4.8
New Hampshire ........| 7,771 | 13,017 | 28,986 | 35,792 | 37,405 |  37,734 |  38,303 | 36,020 | 29,358 | 39,970 | 40,562 | 39,803 |   39,027 |     -4.2
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New Jersey ...........| 9,130 | 17,161 | 35,676 | 48,751 | 51,193 |  52,174 |  53,281 | 42,319 | 38,705 | 49,195 | 55,249 | 54,475 |   53,961 |      8.3
New Mexico ...........| 7,796 | 14,887 | 24,756 | 29,074 | 32,398 |  32,554 |  33,785 | 36,135 | 33,576 | 34,137 | 32,949 | 34,475 |   33,669 |     -1.0
New York .............|10,336 | 19,812 | 38,925 | 48,115 | 49,437 |  50,173 |  50,920 | 47,909 | 44,684 | 53,676 | 54,528 | 52,607 |   51,892 |     -5.1
North Carolina .......| 7,494 | 14,117 | 27,883 | 30,411 | 36,883 |  39,419 |  41,167 | 34,736 | 31,839 | 38,449 | 34,464 | 39,248 |   40,770 |      7.1
North Dakota .........| 6,696 | 13,263 | 23,016 | 26,969 | 28,976 |  29,863 |  30,891 | 31,037 | 29,913 | 31,738 | 30,563 | 30,834 |   30,886 |     -2.7
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Ohio .................| 8,300 | 15,269 | 31,218 | 37,835 | 40,561 |  41,436 |  42,716 | 38,472 | 34,437 | 43,048 | 42,878 | 43,162 |   42,856 |     -0.8
Oklahoma .............| 6,882 | 13,107 | 23,070 | 28,404 | 31,115 |  31,298 |  34,434 | 31,899 | 29,561 | 31,812 | 32,190 | 33,110 |   32,370 |      8.2
Oregon ...............| 8,818 | 16,266 | 30,840 | 39,706 | 42,833 |  40,919 |  42,333 | 40,873 | 36,686 | 42,527 | 44,998 | 45,579 |   42,321 |     -0.5
Pennsylvania .........| 8,858 | 16,515 | 33,338 | 46,087 | 48,457 |  48,321 |  49,500 | 41,058 | 37,248 | 45,971 | 52,230 | 51,564 |   49,976 |      7.7
Rhode Island .........| 8,776 | 18,002 | 36,057 | 41,765 | 45,650 |  47,041 |  48,474 | 40,678 | 40,601 | 49,721 | 47,332 | 48,577 |   48,653 |     -2.5
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South Carolina .......| 6,927 | 13,063 | 27,217 | 31,622 | 34,506 |  36,081 |  37,327 | 32,108 | 29,462 | 37,531 | 35,837 | 36,718 |   37,317 |     -0.5
South Dakota .........| 6,403 | 12,348 | 21,300 | 26,346 | 28,552 |  29,072 |  30,265 | 29,679 | 27,849 | 29,372 | 29,857 | 30,383 |   30,068 |      3.0
Tennessee ............| 7,050 | 13,972 | 27,052 | 33,126 | 35,490 |  36,328 |  37,074 | 32,678 | 31,512 | 37,303 | 37,541 | 37,766 |   37,573 |     -0.6
Texas ................| 7,255 | 14,132 | 27,496 | 31,400 | 34,337 |  37,567 |  38,614 | 33,628 | 31,873 | 37,916 | 35,585 | 36,539 |   38,854 |      1.8
Utah .................| 7,644 | 14,909 | 23,686 | 30,588 | 34,070 |  34,946 |  36,049 | 35,431 | 33,625 | 32,662 | 34,665 | 36,254 |   36,143 |     10.4
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Vermont ..............| 7,968 | 12,484 | 29,012 | 36,295 | 36,800 |  37,714 |  38,651 | 36,933 | 28,156 | 40,006 | 41,132 | 39,160 |   39,006 |     -3.4
Virginia .............| 8,070 | 14,060 | 30,938 | 34,792 | 37,266 |  38,123 |  40,197 | 37,405 | 31,711 | 42,662 | 39,429 | 39,655 |   39,429 |     -5.8
Washington ...........| 9,225 | 18,820 | 30,457 | 37,853 | 38,687 |  41,013 |  42,101 | 42,759 | 42,446 | 41,999 | 42,898 | 41,168 |   42,418 |      0.2
West Virginia.........| 7,650 | 13,710 | 22,842 | 32,155 | 34,244 |  35,008 |  35,764 | 35,459 | 30,921 | 31,498 | 36,441 | 36,440 |   36,207 |     13.5
Wisconsin ............| 8,963 | 16,006 | 31,921 | 38,182 | 40,657 |  41,153 |  41,646 | 41,545 | 36,100 | 44,017 | 43,271 | 43,264 |   42,563 |     -5.4
Wyoming ..............| 8,232 | 16,012 | 28,141 | 31,571 | 33,500 |  34,140 |  34,189 | 38,156 | 36,113 | 38,805 | 35,779 | 35,648 |   35,310 |    -11.9
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NOTE: Constant 2000-01 dollars based on the Consumer Price Index prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Price index does not account for different rates of change in the cost of living among states. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.

SOURCE: National Education Association, Estimates of School Statistics; and unpublished data. (Copyright © 2001 by the National Education Association. All rights reserved.) (This table was prepared July 2001.)


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