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Table 76. Estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools, by state or jurisdiction: Selected years, 1969–70 through 2004–05
State Current dollars Constant 2005–06 dollars1  Percent change, 1989–90 to 2004–05, in constant 2005–06 dollars
1969–70 1979–80 1989–90 1999–2000 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05 1969–70 1979–80 1989–90 1999–2000 2002–03 2003–04 2004–05
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
United States $8,626 $15,970 $31,367 $41,807 $45,776 $46,752 $47,750 $45,440 $40,935 $49,158 $49,141 $50,020 $49,993 $49,568 0.8
Alabama 6,818 13,060 24,828 36,689 38,246 38,325 38,863 35,916 33,476 38,910 43,126 41,792 40,982 40,343 3.7
Alaska 10,560 27,210 43,153 46,462 49,685 51,736 52,424 55,628 69,746 67,628 54,613 54,292 55,322 54,420 -19.5
Arizona 8,711 15,054 29,402 36,902 40,894 41,843 42,905 45,888 38,587 46,078 43,376 44,685 44,744 44,539 -3.3
Arkansas 6,307 12,299 22,352 33,386 37,753 39,314 40,495 33,224 31,525 35,029 39,243 41,253 42,039 42,037 20.0
California 10,315 18,020 37,998 47,680 56,283 56,444 57,876 54,338 46,190 59,550 56,045 61,501 60,357 60,080 0.9
                               
Colorado 7,761 16,205 30,758 38,163 41,275 43,319 44,161 40,884 41,537 48,203 44,858 45,101 46,322 45,843 -4.9
Connecticut 9,262 16,229 40,461 51,780 54,362 57,337 58,688 48,791 41,599 63,409 60,864 59,402 61,312 60,923 -3.9
Delaware 9,015 16,148 33,377 44,435 50,772 49,366 50,869 47,489 41,391 52,308 52,231 55,479 52,788 52,806 1.0
District of Columbia 10,285 22,190 38,402 47,076 50,763 57,009 58,456 54,180 56,878 60,183 55,335 55,469 60,961 60,682 0.8
Florida 8,412 14,149 28,803 36,722 39,465 40,604 41,081 44,313 36,267 45,139 43,164 43,124 43,419 42,645 -5.5
                               
Georgia 7,276 13,853 28,006 41,023 45,533 45,988 46,526 38,329 35,509 43,890 48,220 49,755 49,176 48,298 10.0
Hawaii 9,453 19,920 32,047 40,578 44,464 45,479 44,273 49,797 51,060 50,223 47,697 48,586 48,632 45,959 -8.5
Idaho 6,890 13,611 23,861 35,547 40,148 41,080 42,122 36,295 34,888 37,394 41,783 43,870 43,928 43,726 16.9
Illinois 9,569 17,601 32,794 46,486 51,289 54,230 55,629 50,408 45,116 51,394 54,641 56,044 57,989 57,747 12.4
Indiana 8,833 15,599 30,902 41,850 45,097 45,791 46,851 46,531 39,984 48,429 49,192 49,278 48,965 48,635 0.4
                               
Iowa 8,355 15,203 26,747 35,678 38,921 39,432 40,347 44,013 38,969 41,917 41,937 42,530 42,165 41,883 -0.1
Kansas 7,612 13,690 28,744 34,981 38,123 38,623 39,190 40,099 35,091 45,047 41,118 41,658 41,300 40,682 -9.7
Kentucky 6,953 14,520 26,292 36,380 38,981 40,240 41,002 36,627 37,218 41,204 42,762 42,595 43,029 42,563 3.3
Louisiana 7,028 13,760 24,300 33,109 36,878 37,918 38,880 37,022 35,270 38,082 38,918 40,297 40,546 40,361 6.0
Maine 7,572 13,071 26,881 35,561 38,121 39,864 40,940 39,888 33,504 42,127 41,800 41,655 42,627 42,499 0.9
                               
Maryland 9,383 17,558 36,319 44,048 49,677 50,261 52,331 49,428 45,005 56,918 51,776 54,283 53,745 54,324 -4.6
Massachusetts 8,764 17,253 34,712 46,580 52,043 53,181 54,596 46,167 44,224 54,400 54,752 56,868 56,868 56,675 4.2
Michigan 9,826 19,663 37,072 49,044 54,071 54,412 55,693 51,762 50,401 58,098 57,648 59,084 58,184 57,814 -0.5
Minnesota 8,658 15,912 32,190 39,802 42,833 45,375 46,906 45,609 40,786 50,447 46,785 46,804 48,520 48,692 -3.5
Mississippi 5,798 11,850 24,292 31,857 34,555 35,684 36,590 30,543 30,374 38,070 37,446 37,758 38,158 37,983 -0.2
                               
Missouri 7,799 13,682 27,094 35,656 38,826 38,006 38,971 41,084 35,070 42,461 41,911 42,426 40,641 40,455 -4.7
Montana 7,606 14,537 25,081 32,121 35,754 37,184 38,485 40,067 37,262 39,306 37,756 39,069 39,762 39,951 1.6
Nebraska 7,375 13,516 25,522 33,237 37,896 38,352 39,456 38,850 34,645 39,997 39,068 41,409 41,011 40,959 2.4
Nevada 9,215 16,295 30,590 39,390 41,795 42,254 43,394 48,543 41,768 47,940 46,300 45,670 45,183 45,047 -6.0
New Hampshire 7,771 13,017 28,986 37,734 40,519 42,689 43,941 40,936 33,366 45,426 44,354 44,276 45,648 45,614 0.4
                               
New Jersey 9,130 17,161 35,676 52,015 54,166 55,592 56,600 48,095 43,988 55,911 61,140 59,188 59,446 58,755 5.1
New Mexico 7,796 14,887 24,756 32,554 36,687 38,067 39,328 41,068 38,159 38,797 38,265 40,088 40,706 40,826 5.2
New York 10,336 19,812 38,925 51,020 52,600 55,181 56,200 54,448 50,783 61,002 59,971 57,477 59,006 58,340 -4.4
North Carolina 7,494 14,117 27,883 39,404 43,076 43,211 43,313 39,477 36,185 43,698 46,317 47,070 46,206 44,962 2.9
North Dakota 6,696 13,263 23,016 29,863 33,210 35,441 36,449 35,273 33,996 36,070 35,102 36,289 37,898 37,837 4.9
                               
Ohio 8,300 15,269 31,218 41,436 45,452 47,482 48,692 43,723 39,138 48,924 48,705 49,666 50,773 50,546 3.3
Oklahoma 6,882 13,107 23,070 31,298 34,854 35,061 37,141 36,253 33,596 36,155 36,789 38,085 37,491 38,555 6.6
Oregon 8,818 16,266 30,840 42,336 47,600 49,169 50,790 46,452 41,694 48,332 49,763 52,013 52,577 52,724 9.1
Pennsylvania 8,858 16,515 33,338 48,321 51,800 51,835 52,700 46,662 42,332 52,246 56,798 56,603 55,428 54,707 4.7
Rhode Island 8,776 18,002 36,057 47,041 51,076 52,261 53,473 46,230 46,143 56,508 55,294 55,811 55,884 55,509 -1.8
                               
South Carolina 6,927 13,063 27,217 36,081 41,279 41,162 42,207 36,490 33,484 42,654 42,411 45,106 44,015 43,814 2.7
South Dakota 6,403 12,348 21,300 29,071 32,416 33,236 34,040 33,730 31,651 33,381 34,171 35,421 35,540 35,336 5.9
Tennessee 7,050 13,972 27,052 36,328 39,677 40,318 41,527 37,138 35,814 42,395 42,701 43,356 43,113 43,108 1.7
Texas 7,255 14,132 27,496 37,567 40,001 40,476 41,009 38,218 36,224 43,091 44,158 43,710 43,282 42,571 -1.2
Utah 7,644 14,909 23,686 34,946 38,413 38,976 39,965 40,267 38,215 37,120 41,077 41,974 41,678 41,487 11.8
                               
Vermont 7,968 12,484 29,012 37,758 41,603 42,007 44,535 41,974 31,999 45,467 44,382 45,460 44,919 46,231 1.7
Virginia 8,070 14,060 30,938 38,744 43,152 43,655 44,763 42,511 36,039 48,485 45,541 47,153 46,681 46,468 -4.2
Washington 9,225 18,820 30,457 41,043 44,949 45,434 45,712 48,596 48,240 47,731 48,243 49,116 48,584 47,453 -0.6
West Virginia 7,650 13,710 22,842 35,009 38,508 38,461 38,360 40,299 35,142 35,797 41,151 42,078 41,127 39,821 11.2
Wisconsin 8,963 16,006 31,921 41,153 42,871 42,882 43,466 47,215 41,027 50,026 48,373 46,846 45,855 45,121 -9.8
Wyoming 8,232 16,012 28,141 34,127 37,876 39,532 40,392 43,365 41,043 44,102 40,114 41,388 42,272 41,930 -4.9
1 Constant dollars based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, adjusted to a school-year basis. The CPI does not account for differences in inflation rates from state to state.
NOTE: Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: National Education Association, Estimates of School Statistics, 1969–70 through 2004–05. (This table was prepared September 2006.)

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