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Digest of Education Statistics: 2007
Digest of Education Statistics: 2007

NCES 2008-022
March 2008


Table 72. Average salaries for full-time teachers in public and private elementary and secondary schools, by selected characteristics: 2003-04
Selected characteristic Total earned income Base salary Number of full-time teachers (in thousands) School year supplemental contract Supplemental contract during summer Number of teachers with nonschool employment (in thousands)
Number of teachers (in thousands) Supplemental salary Number of teachers (in thousands) Supplemental salary Teaching or tutor Education related Not education related
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Public schools                                        
Total $47,700 (240) $44,400 (240) 2,948.2 (28.20) 1,185.9 (19.67) $2,700 (60) 605.2 (14.05) $2,500 (60) 120.8 (5.18) 83.7 (4.06) 263.9 (6.67)
Sex                                        
Males 51,000 (370) 45,600 (330) 750.5 (12.74) 426.6 (10.40) 3,700 (70) 183.0 (7.28) 3,000 (80) 37.1 (2.89) 36.0 (1.96) 120.1 (4.40)
Females 46,500 (240) 44,100 (250) 2,197.7 (22.90) 759.3 (14.53) 2,200 (80) 422.2 (11.16) 2,300 (60) 83.7 (3.86) 47.8 (3.36) 143.7 (4.95)
                                         
Race/ethnicity                                        
White 47,800 (270) 44,500 (280) 2,439.3 (29.86) 994.0 (17.73) 2,800 (70) 467.5 (11.87) 2,400 (60) 104.3 (4.72) 73.0 (3.77) 229.0 (5.70)
Black 46,600 (420) 43,300 (410) 241.2 (9.63) 85.7 (4.46) 2,400 (140) 68.4 (4.93) 3,000 (170) 9.5 (1.04) 5.7 (1.00) 17.0 (1.88)
Hispanic 47,400 (660) 44,000 (600) 187.7 (10.36) 78.5 (6.78) 2,400 (230) 51.2 (5.42) 2,500 (120) 4.1 (0.98) 3.4 (0.81) 11.5 (1.86)
Asian 49,000 (740) 46,800 (770) 38.0 (2.37) 11.3 (1.09) 2,600 (310) 8.5 (1.10) 2,500 (190) 1.3 (0.33) 0.5 (0.11) 2.0 (0.43)
American Indian/Alaska Native 42,600 (1,110) 39,300 (1,020) 15.0 (1.16) 6.5 (0.71) 2,900 (600) 3.8 (0.73) 1,900 (240) 0.4 (0.15) 0.5 (0.29) 1.7 (0.38)
Pacific Islander 46,600 (1,450) 42,800 (1,220) 5.1 (0.68) 2.2 (0.47) 3,000 (780) 1.6 (0.30) 2,400 (280) 0.4 (0.19) 0.2 (0.08) 0.4 (0.12)
More than one race 45,600 (1,570) 42,600 (1,390) 21.9 (2.09) 7.7 (1.16) 2,500 (220) 4.1 (0.95) 2,400 (290) 0.8 (0.31) 0.4 (0.18) 2.2 (0.53)
                                         
Age                                        
Less than 30 37,800 (300) 34,600 (280) 493.2 (21.85) 228.1 (9.75) 2,300 (80) 126.6 (8.42) 2,400 (110) 22.2 (2.44) 12.0 (1.81) 51.4 (4.28)
30 to 39 43,800 (220) 40,300 (220) 724.5 (13.52) 324.8 (9.14) 2,900 (120) 154.7 (6.97) 2,400 (80) 27.6 (2.52) 19.4 (1.57) 65.3 (4.38)
40 to 49 48,700 (250) 45,400 (200) 756.5 (14.12) 294.9 (8.76) 2,900 (170) 145.6 (5.15) 2,500 (80) 32.7 (2.48) 25.7 (1.88) 68.2 (3.44)
50 or more 54,700 (250) 51,500 (230) 973.9 (27.38) 338.1 (11.50) 2,800 (100) 178.3 (8.03) 2,700 (90) 38.3 (2.82) 26.6 (2.94) 78.9 (3.04)
                                         
Years of full-time and part-time
  teaching experience
                                       
1 year or less 36,500 (500) 32,600 (410) 151.6 (15.47) 53.0 (4.81) 1,800 (100) 28.7 (4.42) 3,300 (400) 4.6 (1.02) 3.0 (0.61) 19.0 (2.82)
2 to 4 years 37,800 (240) 34,800 (200) 464.7 (26.82) 197.4 (11.10) 2,300 (90) 115.2 (9.08) 2,400 (80) 17.6 (2.36) 10.7 (1.49) 45.2 (4.03)
5 to 9 years 42,700 (190) 39,400 (160) 641.1 (16.17) 284.3 (10.62) 2,600 (120) 148.4 (7.22) 2,400 (80) 29.7 (3.01) 17.0 (1.55) 64.3 (3.48)
10 to 14 years 47,000 (300) 43,800 (260) 438.6 (14.16) 178.3 (7.17) 2,900 (140) 88.9 (6.03) 2,300 (100) 20.2 (2.58) 11.8 (1.46) 33.3 (2.29)
15 to 19 years 51,900 (410) 48,700 (360) 346.2 (10.03) 133.2 (5.40) 2,800 (210) 56.7 (3.15) 2,500 (140) 13.3 (1.76) 11.2 (1.40) 26.6 (2.01)
20 or more years 56,800 (230) 53,400 (200) 906.0 (26.90) 339.7 (10.80) 3,100 (130) 167.3 (6.99) 2,600 (90) 35.5 (2.31) 30.0 (2.41) 75.5 (3.67)
                                         
Level                                        
Elementary 46,700 (330) 44,400 (330) 1,522.7 (23.56) 461.2 (12.53) 2,100 (120) 304.7 (10.02) 2,200 (70) 52.9 (3.21) 32.7 (3.44) 106.2 (5.70)
Secondary 48,700 (260) 44,300 (250) 1,425.6 (24.05) 724.7 (15.05) 3,100 (70) 300.6 (8.62) 2,800 (70) 67.9 (3.86) 51.0 (2.26) 157.7 (4.79)
Private schools                                        
Total $34,700 (1,910) $31,700 (1,630) 366.5 (11.87) 84.6 (7.07) $2,400 (130) 74.3 (3.97) $3,100 (250) 24.5 (2.10) 12.7 (2.01) 37.1 (3.73)
Sex                                        
Males 40,800 (650) 35,200 (580) 84.6 (6.15) 30.6 (2.45) 2,800 (200) 24.3 (2.25) 3,700 (320) 7.4 (0.92) 4.1 (0.68) 16.0 (1.80)
Females 32,800 (2,260) 30,600 (2,020) 281.9 (13.40) 53.9 (5.23) 2,200 (190) 50.0 (3.49) 2,800 (320) 17.1 (1.59) 8.6 (1.55) 21.2 (3.50)
                                         
Race/ethnicity                                        
White 34,600 (2,140) 31,700 (1,880) 322.1 (11.91) 75.5 (6.49) 2,300 (140) 61.0 (3.77) 3,100 (310) 21.6 (1.95) 11.6 (1.99) 33.4 (3.71)
Black 31,500 (1,240) 27,900 (1,000) 15.7 (2.46) 2.3 (0.48) 2,200 (450) 5.0 (1.14) 3,000 (780) 0.7 (0.25) 0.5 (0.25) 1.3 (0.43)
Hispanic 35,700 (1,660) 32,000 (1,270) 16.6 (2.01) 4.0 (0.79) 3,600 (930) 4.7 (0.87) 3,600 (390) 1.5 (0.39) 0.3 (0.17) 1.5 (0.45)
Asian 37,300 (3,350) 34,500 (2,650) 6.8 (0.84) 1.1 (0.27) 1,900 (490) 2.1 (0.42) 3,200 (860) 0.4 (0.24) 0.2 (0.25) 0.5 (0.20)
American Indian/Alaska Native 35,800 (4,230) 31,900 (3,150) 1.7 (1.94) 0.5 (0.34) (†) 0.5 (0.55) (†) 0.1 (0.04) (†) 0.1 (0.07)
Pacific Islander (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
More than one race 38,600 (3,410) 36,900 (3,460) 2.7 (1.20) 1.0 (0.31) (†) 0.4 (0.20) (†) 0.1 (0.10) (†) 0.3 (0.14)
                                         
Age                                        
Less than 30 29,100 (640) 25,900 (520) 74.6 (3.20) 20.2 (1.64) 2,300 (250) 19.6 (1.60) 2,700 (180) 6.6 (0.92) 2.7 (0.41) 10.0 (1.19)
30 to 39 33,200 (740) 30,100 (720) 80.3 (5.65) 19.7 (1.76) 2,500 (280) 17.6 (1.95) 3,100 (290) 5.3 (0.99) 2.9 (0.54) 8.7 (2.97)
40 to 49 34,600 (1,770) 31,900 (1,420) 88.4 (4.94) 21.5 (2.82) 2,400 (230) 17.8 (3.94) 3,000 (660) 4.9 (0.66) 2.7 (0.78) 8.4 (1.17)
50 or more 39,000 (4,480) 36,000 (3,990) 123.2 (12.45) 23.1 (2.91) 2,400 (240) 19.4 (2.19) 3,800 (380) 7.7 (1.22) 4.4 (0.87) 10.0 (1.42)
                                         
Years of full-time and part-time
  teaching experience
                                       
1 year or less 28,100 (1,100) 24,700 (1,040) 24.6 (3.43) 4.7 (0.68) 2,000 (320) 5.6 (0.81) 3,400 (540) (†) (†) 3.6 (2.36)
2 to 4 years 29,400 (2,930) 26,100 (2,430) 78.4 (14.11) 18.8 (1.67) 2,000 (310) 18.8 (1.67) 2,900 (220) 5.7 (0.83) 2.5 (0.42) 10.2 (1.19)
5 to 9 years 32,100 (800) 29,500 (780) 77.6 (3.94) 17.7 (2.10) 2,600 (340) 17.0 (1.91) 2,800 (200) 6.4 (1.02) 3.1 (0.70) 7.4 (1.70)
10 to 14 years 34,600 (3,070) 31,800 (2,680) 53.0 (5.17) 13.9 (2.34) 2,400 (280) 10.4 (1.46) 3,400 (450) 3.4 (0.76) 1.9 (0.50) 4.3 (0.84)
15 to 19 years 37,900 (4,030) 35,300 (3,690) 42.6 (3.78) 10.5 (1.61) 2,600 (340) 8.8 (3.73) 3,100 (1,110) 2.2 (0.47) (†) 3.5 (0.74)
20 or more years 41,700 (920) 38,500 (680) 90.3 (7.21) 19.0 (2.47) 2,700 (300) 13.7 (1.59) 3,600 (480) 6.0 (1.06) 3.2 (0.79) 8.2 (1.17)
                                         
Level                                        
Elementary 31,400 (2,640) 29,200 (2,380) 209.9 (13.87) 30.1 (3.72) 2,200 (220) 37.0 (3.14) 2,900 (410) 12.3 (1.29) 6.2 (0.98) 17.5 (3.08)
Secondary 39,000 (730) 35,000 (570) 156.5 (9.42) 54.5 (4.01) 2,500 (180) 37.3 (3.37) 3,300 (250) 12.2 (1.35) 6.5 (1.22) 19.7 (1.87)
† Not applicable.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 Includes additional compensation for extracurricular instruction or other additional activities, and bonuses and state supplements.
NOTE: This table includes regular full-time teachers only; it excludes other staff even when they have full-time teaching duties (regular part-time teachers, itinerant teachers, long-term substitutes, administrators, library media specialists, other professional staff, and support staff). Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Standard errors appear in parentheses. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding, missing values in cells with too few cases to report, and survey item nonresponse.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public Teacher Questionnaire" and "Private Teacher Questionnaire," 2003–04. (This table was prepared July 2006.)