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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 2005-06
State Current dollars Constant 2006-07 dollars1 
1969-70 1979-80 1989-90 1999-2000 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 1969-70 1979-80 1989-90 1999-2000 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 Percent change, 1989-90 to 2005-06
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 $46,704 $47,674 $49,109 $46,615 $41,993 $50,429 $50,412 $51,233 $50,769 $50,379 -0.1
Alabama 6,818 13,060 24,828 36,689 38,325 38,186 40,347 36,845 34,341 39,916 44,241 42,042 40,665 41,390 3.7
Alaska 10,560 27,210 43,153 46,462 51,736 52,424 53,553 57,067 71,549 69,377 56,026 56,753 55,828 54,938 -20.8
Arizona 8,711 15,054 29,402 36,902 41,843 42,905 44,672 47,075 39,585 47,270 44,498 45,901 45,691 45,827 -3.1
Arkansas 6,307 12,299 22,352 33,386 39,314 40,495 42,093 34,083 32,340 35,935 40,258 43,126 43,124 43,182 20.2
California 10,315 18,020 37,998 47,680 56,444 57,876 59,345 55,743 47,384 61,089 57,494 61,918 61,634 60,880 -0.3
                               
Colorado 7,761 16,205 30,758 38,163 43,319 43,949 45,616 41,941 42,611 49,450 46,018 47,520 46,803 46,796 -5.4
Connecticut 9,262 16,229 40,461 51,780 57,337 57,737 59,499 50,052 42,674 65,049 62,438 62,897 61,486 61,038 -6.2
Delaware 9,015 16,148 33,377 44,435 49,366 50,595 54,264 48,717 42,461 53,660 53,581 54,153 53,880 55,667 3.7
District of Columbia 10,285 22,190 38,402 47,076 57,009 58,456 61,195 55,581 58,349 61,739 56,766 62,537 62,251 62,778 1.7
Florida 8,412 14,149 28,803 36,722 40,604 41,590 43,302 45,459 37,205 46,307 44,281 44,542 44,290 44,422 -4.1
                               
Georgia 7,276 13,853 28,006 41,023 45,988 46,526 48,300 39,320 36,427 45,025 49,467 50,448 49,547 49,549 10.0
Hawaii 9,453 19,920 32,047 40,578 45,479 46,149 51,599 51,084 52,380 51,522 48,930 49,889 49,145 52,933 2.7
Idaho 6,890 13,611 23,861 35,547 41,080 42,122 43,390 37,234 35,790 38,361 42,864 45,064 44,857 44,512 16.0
Illinois 9,569 17,601 32,794 46,486 54,230 55,421 57,819 51,711 46,282 52,723 56,054 59,489 59,019 59,314 12.5
Indiana 8,833 15,599 30,902 41,850 45,791 46,583 47,255 47,734 41,018 49,681 50,464 50,232 49,608 48,477 -2.4
                               
Iowa 8,355 15,203 26,747 35,678 39,432 39,284 40,877 45,151 39,976 43,001 43,022 43,256 41,835 41,934 -2.5
Kansas 7,612 13,690 28,744 34,981 38,623 39,345 41,369 41,136 35,998 46,212 42,181 42,368 41,900 42,439 -8.2
Kentucky 6,953 14,520 26,292 36,380 40,240 40,522 41,903 37,574 38,181 42,270 43,868 44,142 43,153 42,987 1.7
Louisiana 7,028 13,760 24,300 33,109 37,918 39,022 40,253 37,980 36,182 39,067 39,924 41,595 41,556 41,294 5.7
Maine 7,572 13,071 26,881 35,561 39,864 39,610 40,737 40,919 34,370 43,217 42,881 43,730 42,182 41,791 -3.3
                               
Maryland 9,383 17,558 36,319 44,048 50,261 52,331 54,486 50,706 46,169 58,390 53,115 55,135 55,729 55,895 -4.3
Massachusetts 8,764 17,253 34,712 46,580 53,181 54,679 56,587 47,361 45,367 55,807 56,168 58,338 58,229 58,050 4.0
Michigan 9,826 19,663 37,072 49,044 54,412 56,973 58,482 53,100 51,704 59,601 59,139 59,689 60,672 59,994 0.7
Minnesota 8,658 15,912 32,190 39,802 45,375 46,906 48,489 46,788 41,841 51,752 47,995 49,775 49,952 49,743 -3.9
Mississippi 5,798 11,850 24,292 31,857 35,684 36,590 37,924 31,333 31,160 39,054 38,414 39,144 38,966 38,905 -0.4
                               
Missouri 7,799 13,682 27,094 35,656 38,006 39,067 39,922 42,146 35,977 43,559 42,995 41,692 41,604 40,954 -6.0
Montana 7,606 14,537 25,081 32,121 37,184 38,485 39,832 41,103 38,225 40,323 38,733 40,790 40,984 40,862 1.3
Nebraska 7,375 13,516 25,522 33,237 38,352 39,456 41,026 39,855 35,540 41,032 40,078 42,071 42,018 42,087 2.6
Nevada 9,215 16,295 30,590 39,390 42,254 43,394 44,426 49,798 42,848 49,180 47,498 46,352 46,211 45,575 -7.3
New Hampshire 7,771 13,017 28,986 37,734 42,689 43,941 45,263 41,995 34,228 46,601 45,501 46,829 46,794 46,434 -0.4
                               
New Jersey 9,130 17,161 35,676 52,015 55,592 56,682 57,707 49,339 45,125 57,356 62,722 60,983 60,362 59,199 3.2
New Mexico 7,796 14,887 24,756 32,554 38,067 39,391 41,637 42,130 39,146 39,800 39,255 41,759 41,949 42,714 7.3
New York 10,336 19,812 38,925 51,020 55,181 56,200 57,354 55,856 52,096 62,580 61,522 60,532 59,849 58,837 -6.0
North Carolina 7,494 14,117 27,883 39,404 43,211 43,348 43,922 40,498 37,121 44,828 47,515 47,401 46,163 45,058 0.5
North Dakota 6,696 13,263 23,016 29,863 35,441 36,695 37,773 36,185 34,875 37,003 36,010 38,878 39,078 38,750 4.7
                               
Ohio 8,300 15,269 31,218 41,436 47,482 48,692 50,314 44,854 40,150 50,189 49,965 52,087 51,853 51,615 2.8
Oklahoma 6,882 13,107 23,070 31,298 35,061 37,879 38,772 37,191 34,465 37,090 37,740 38,461 40,338 39,775 7.2
Oregon 8,818 16,266 30,840 42,336 49,169 48,330 48,981 47,653 42,772 49,581 51,050 53,937 51,468 50,248 1.3
Pennsylvania 8,858 16,515 33,338 48,321 51,835 53,258 54,027 47,869 43,426 53,598 58,267 56,862 56,716 55,424 3.4
Rhode Island 8,776 18,002 36,057 47,041 52,261 53,473 54,730 47,426 47,336 57,969 56,724 57,329 56,945 56,145 -3.1
                               
South Carolina 6,927 13,063 27,217 36,081 41,162 42,189 43,242 37,434 34,349 43,757 43,508 45,154 44,928 44,360 1.4
South Dakota 6,403 12,348 21,300 29,071 33,236 34,040 34,709 34,602 32,469 34,244 35,055 36,459 36,250 35,607 4.0
Tennessee 7,050 13,972 27,052 36,328 40,318 42,076 42,537 38,099 36,740 43,492 43,806 44,228 44,808 43,637 0.3
Texas 7,255 14,132 27,496 37,567 40,476 41,011 41,744 39,206 37,160 44,205 45,300 44,401 43,674 42,824 -3.1
Utah 7,644 14,909 23,686 34,946 38,976 39,456 40,316 41,309 39,203 38,080 42,139 42,756 42,018 41,359 8.6
                               
Vermont 7,968 12,484 29,012 37,758 42,007 44,535 46,622 43,059 32,827 46,643 45,530 46,081 47,427 47,828 2.5
Virginia 8,070 14,060 30,938 38,744 43,655 42,768 43,823 43,611 36,971 49,739 46,719 47,888 45,545 44,956 -9.6
Washington 9,225 18,820 30,457 41,043 45,434 45,718 46,326 49,852 49,487 48,966 49,491 49,840 48,686 47,524 -2.9
West Virginia 7,650 13,710 22,842 35,009 38,461 38,360 38,284 41,341 36,051 36,723 42,215 42,191 40,851 39,274 6.9
Wisconsin 8,963 16,006 31,921 41,153 42,882 44,299 46,390 48,436 42,088 51,319 49,624 47,040 47,175 47,590 -7.3
Wyoming 8,232 16,012 28,141 34,127 39,532 40,497 43,225 44,486 42,104 45,242 41,152 43,366 43,126 44,343 -2.0
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 2005-06. (This table was prepared July 2007.)

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