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Table 78. Estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools: Selected years, 195960 through 200607
School year Current dollars Constant 2006–07 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 $34,703 $33,452 $36,655
1961–62 5,515 5,340 5,775 5,063 1.09 37,455 36,266 39,221
1963–64 5,995 5,805 6,266 5,478 1.09 39,680 38,422 41,474
1965–66 6,485 6,279 6,761 5,934 1.09 41,489 40,171 43,255
1967–68 7,423 7,208 7,692 6,533 1.14 44,558 43,267 46,172
                 
1969–70 8,626 8,412 8,891 7,486 1.15 46,615 45,459 48,047
1970–71 9,268 9,021 9,568 7,998 1.16 47,626 46,357 49,168
1971–72 9,705 9,424 10,031 8,521 1.14 48,145 46,751 49,762
1972–73 10,174 9,893 10,507 9,056 1.12 48,517 47,177 50,105
1973–74 10,770 10,507 11,077 9,667 1.11 47,154 46,003 48,498
                 
1974–75 11,641 11,334 12,000 10,411 1.12 45,883 44,673 47,298
1975–76 12,600 12,280 12,937 11,194 1.13 46,380 45,202 47,620
1976–77 13,354 12,989 13,776 11,971 1.12 46,447 45,177 47,915
1977–78 14,198 13,845 14,602 12,815 1.11 46,275 45,125 47,592
1978–79 15,032 14,681 15,450 13,825 1.09 44,797 43,751 46,043
                 
1979–80 15,970 15,569 16,459 15,088 1.06 41,993 40,939 43,279
1980–81 17,644 17,230 18,142 16,520 1.07 41,579 40,604 42,753
1981–82 19,274 18,853 19,805 17,866 1.08 41,809 40,896 42,961
1982–83 20,695 20,227 21,291 18,950 1.09 43,043 42,069 44,282
1983–84 21,935 21,487 22,554 19,878 1.10 43,993 43,095 45,235
                 
1984–85 23,600 23,200 24,187 20,819 1.13 45,550 44,778 46,683
1985–86 25,199 24,718 25,846 21,732 1.16 47,273 46,370 48,486
1986–87 26,569 26,057 27,244 22,650 1.17 48,760 47,821 49,999
1987–88 28,034 27,519 28,798 23,705 1.18 49,402 48,494 50,748
1988–89 29,564 29,022 30,218 24,655 1.20 49,798 48,885 50,900
                 
1989–90 31,367 30,832 32,049 25,647 1.22 50,429 49,569 51,525
1990–91 33,084 32,490 33,896 26,794 1.23 50,432 49,526 51,670
1991–92 34,063 33,479 34,827 27,999 1.22 50,312 49,450 51,441
1992–93 35,029 34,350 35,880 29,058 1.21 50,172 49,199 51,391
1993–94 35,737 35,233 36,566 29,811 1.20 49,893 49,190 51,051
                 
1994–95 36,675 36,088 37,523 30,606 1.20 49,776 48,980 50,927
1995–96 37,642 37,138 38,397 31,561 1.19 49,736 49,070 50,733
1996–97 38,443 38,039 39,184 32,789 1.17 49,385 48,866 50,337
1997–98 39,350 39,002 39,944 34,346 1.15 49,664 49,225 50,414
1998–99 40,544 40,165 41,203 35,978 1.13 50,301 49,830 51,118
                 
1999–2000 41,807 41,306 42,546 37,800 1.11 50,412 49,808 51,303
2000–01 43,378 42,910 44,053 39,257 1.10 50,574 50,028 51,361
2001–02 44,655 44,177 45,310 40,031 1.12 51,157 50,609 51,907
2002–03 45,688 45,385 46,141 41,089 1.11 51,215 50,875 51,723
2003–04 46,605 46,275 46,682 42,617 1.09 51,124 50,762 51,209
                 
2004–05 47,659 47,242 47,860 44,225 1.08 50,753 50,309 50,967
2005–06 49,026 48,641 49,261 45,991 1.07 50,294 49,899 50,535
2006–07 50,816 50,684 51,081 48,018 1.06 50,816 50,684 51,081
1 Calendar-year data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analy-sis, 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. Standard errors are not available for these estimates, which are based on state reports.
SOURCE: National Education Association, Estimates of School Statistics, 1959–60 through 2006–07; and unpublished tabulations. U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts, retrieved August 28, 2008, from http://www.bea.gov/national/nipaweb/SelectTable.asp. (This table was prepared September 2008.)

2008 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest