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Digest of Education Statistics: 2006
Digest of Education Statistics: 2006

NCES 2007-017
July 2007


Table 75. Estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools: Selected years, 1959–60 through 2004–05
School year Current dollars Constant 2005–06 dollars2 
All teachers Elementary teachers Secondary teachers Wage and salary accruals per full-time-equivalent (FTE) employee1  Ratio of average teachers' salary to accruals per FTE employee All teachers Elementary teachers Secondary teachers
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1959–60 $4,995 $4,815 $5,276 $4,749 1.05 $33,828 $32,609 $35,731
1961–62 5,515 5,340 5,775 5,063 1.09 36,511 35,352 38,232
1963–64 5,995 5,805 6,266 5,478 1.09 38,680 37,454 40,428
1965–66 6,485 6,279 6,761 5,934 1.09 42,932 41,569 44,760
1967–68 7,423 7,208 7,692 6,533 1.14 46,293 44,952 47,971
                 
1969–70 8,626 8,412 8,891 7,486 1.15 45,440 44,313 46,836
1970–71 9,268 9,021 9,568 7,998 1.16 46,426 45,188 47,928
1971–72 9,705 9,424 10,031 8,521 1.14 46,931 45,572 48,508
1972–73 10,174 9,893 10,507 9,056 1.12 47,294 45,987 48,842
1973–74 10,770 10,507 11,077 9,667 1.11 45,966 44,843 47,276
                 
1974–75 11,641 11,334 12,000 10,411 1.12 44,726 43,547 46,106
1975–76 12,600 12,280 12,937 11,194 1.13 45,211 44,063 46,420
1976–77 13,354 12,989 13,776 11,971 1.12 45,276 44,038 46,707
1977–78 14,198 13,845 14,602 12,815 1.11 45,109 43,987 46,392
1978–79 15,032 14,681 15,450 13,825 1.09 43,668 42,648 44,882
                 
1979–80 15,970 15,569 16,459 15,088 1.06 40,935 39,907 42,188
1980–81 17,644 17,230 18,142 16,520 1.07 40,531 39,580 41,675
1981–82 19,274 18,853 19,805 17,866 1.08 40,755 39,865 41,878
1982–83 20,695 20,227 21,291 18,950 1.09 41,958 41,009 43,166
1983–84 21,935 21,487 22,554 19,878 1.10 42,884 42,008 44,094
                 
1984–85 23,600 23,200 24,187 20,819 1.13 44,401 43,649 45,506
1985–86 25,199 24,718 25,846 21,732 1.16 46,081 45,201 47,264
1986–87 26,569 26,057 27,244 22,650 1.17 47,531 46,615 48,739
1987–88 28,034 27,519 28,798 23,705 1.18 48,156 47,272 49,469
1988–89 29,564 29,022 30,218 24,655 1.20 48,543 47,653 49,617
                 
1989–90 31,367 30,832 32,049 25,647 1.22 49,158 48,319 50,226
1990–91 33,084 32,490 33,896 26,794 1.23 49,161 48,278 50,367
1991–92 34,063 33,479 34,827 27,999 1.22 49,044 48,203 50,144
1992–93 35,029 34,350 35,880 29,058 1.21 48,907 47,959 50,095
1993–94 35,737 35,233 36,566 29,811 1.20 48,636 47,950 49,764
                 
1994–95 36,675 36,088 37,523 30,606 1.20 48,522 47,745 49,643
1995–96 37,642 37,138 38,397 31,561 1.19 48,482 47,833 49,454
1996–97 38,443 38,039 39,184 32,789 1.17 48,140 47,634 49,068
1997–98 39,350 39,002 39,944 34,346 1.15 48,413 47,984 49,143
1998–99 40,544 40,165 41,203 35,978 1.13 49,033 48,574 49,830
                 
1999–2000 41,807 41,306 42,546 37,800 1.11 49,141 48,553 50,010
2000–01 43,395 42,929 44,013 39,257 1.11 49,318 48,789 50,021
2001–02 44,660 44,192 45,252 40,031 1.12 49,873 49,350 50,534
2002–03 45,776 45,480 46,095 41,004 1.12 50,020 49,697 50,369
2003–04 46,752 46,408 47,120 42,547 1.10 49,993 49,625 50,386
2004–05 47,750 47,487 48,100 49,568 49,295 49,932
—Not available.
1 Calendar-year data from the U.S. Department of Commerce have been converted to a school-year basis by averaging the two appropriate calendar years in each case.
2 Constant dollars based on the Consumer Price Index, prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, adjusted to a school-year basis.
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: National Education Association, Estimates of School Statistics, 1959–60 through 2004–05; and unpublished tabulations. U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts, 1959 through 2004. (This table was prepared September 2006.)