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Digest of Education Statistics: 2014
Digest of Education Statistics: 2014

NCES 2016-006
April 2016


Table 211.50. Estimated average annual salary of teachers in public elementary and secondary schools: Selected years, 1959-60 through 2013-14
School year Current dollars Average public school teachers' salary in
constant 2013-14 dollars1
Average public school teachers' salary Wage and salary
accruals per
full-time-equivalent
(FTE) employee2
Ratio of average
teachers' salary
to accruals per
FTE employee
All teachers Elementary teachers Secondary teachers 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 $39,943 $38,504 $42,190
1961-62 5,515 5,340 5,775 5,063 1.09 43,111 41,743 45,144
1963-64 5,995 5,805 6,266 5,478 1.09 45,672 44,225 47,737
1965-66 6,485 6,279 6,761 5,934 1.09 47,755 46,238 49,787
1967-68 7,423 7,208 7,692 6,533 1.14 51,287 49,801 53,145
                 
1969-70 8,626 8,412 8,891 7,486 1.15 53,655 52,324 55,303
1970-71 9,268 9,021 9,568 7,998 1.16 54,818 53,358 56,593
1971-72 9,705 9,424 10,031 8,521 1.14 55,415 53,811 57,277
1972-73 10,174 9,893 10,507 9,056 1.12 55,843 54,301 57,671
1973-74 10,770 10,507 11,077 9,667 1.11 54,275 52,950 55,822
                 
1974-75 11,641 11,334 12,000 10,411 1.12 52,812 51,419 54,441
1975-76 12,600 12,280 12,937 11,194 1.13 53,384 52,028 54,812
1976-77 13,354 12,989 13,776 11,971 1.12 53,461 52,000 55,150
1977-78 14,198 13,845 14,602 12,811 1.11 53,263 51,939 54,779
1978-79 15,032 14,681 15,450 13,807 1.09 51,562 50,358 52,996
                 
1979-80 15,970 15,569 16,459 15,050 1.06 48,335 47,122 49,815
1980-81 17,644 17,230 18,142 16,461 1.07 47,858 46,736 49,209
1981-82 19,274 18,853 19,805 17,795 1.08 48,123 47,072 49,449
1982-83 20,695 20,227 21,291 18,873 1.10 49,543 48,422 50,970
1983-84 21,935 21,487 22,554 19,781 1.11 50,637 49,603 52,066
                 
1984-85 23,600 23,200 24,187 20,694 1.14 52,428 51,540 53,732
1985-86 25,199 24,718 25,846 21,685 1.16 54,412 53,373 55,809
1986-87 26,569 26,057 27,244 22,700 1.17 56,124 55,042 57,550
1987-88 28,034 27,519 28,798 23,777 1.18 56,862 55,818 58,412
1988-89 29,564 29,022 30,218 24,752 1.19 57,318 56,268 58,586
                 
1989-90 31,367 30,832 32,049 25,762 1.22 58,044 57,054 59,306
1990-91 33,084 32,490 33,896 26,935 1.23 58,048 57,006 59,473
1991-92 34,063 33,479 34,827 28,169 1.21 57,910 56,917 59,209
1992-93 35,029 34,350 35,880 29,245 1.20 57,749 56,629 59,152
1993-94 35,737 35,233 36,566 30,030 1.19 57,428 56,618 58,760
                 
1994-95 36,675 36,088 37,523 30,857 1.19 57,293 56,376 58,618
1995-96 37,642 37,138 38,397 31,822 1.18 57,247 56,480 58,395
1996-97 38,443 38,039 39,184 33,058 1.16 56,843 56,246 57,939
1997-98 39,350 39,002 39,944 34,635 1.14 57,165 56,659 58,027
1998-99 40,544 40,165 41,203 36,277 1.12 57,897 57,356 58,838
                 
1999-2000 41,807 41,306 42,546 38,144 1.10 58,025 57,330 59,051
2000-01 43,378 42,910 44,053 39,727 1.09 58,211 57,583 59,117
2001-02 44,655 44,177 45,310 40,589 1.10 58,883 58,252 59,746
2002-03 45,686 45,408 46,106 41,629 1.10 58,947 58,588 59,489
2003-04 46,542 46,187 46,976 43,259 1.08 58,765 58,317 59,313
                 
2004-05 47,516 47,122 47,688 44,908 1.06 58,243 57,760 58,453
2005-06 49,086 48,573 49,496 46,626 1.05 57,960 57,354 58,444
2006-07 51,052 50,740 51,529 48,713 1.05 58,762 58,403 59,311
2007-08 52,800 52,385 53,262 50,504 1.05 58,602 58,142 59,115
2008-09 54,319 53,998 54,552 51,409 1.06 59,458 59,107 59,713
                 
2009-10 55,202 54,918 55,595 52,413 1.05 59,845 59,537 60,271
2010-11 55,623 55,217 56,225 53,975 1.03 59,115 58,683 59,755
2011-12 55,418 54,704 56,226 55,435 1.00 57,220 56,483 58,055
2012-13 56,103 55,344 57,077 56,361 1.00 56,979 56,208 57,969
2013-14 56,689 56,015 57,593 56,689 56,015 57,593
—Not available.
1 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.
2 The average monetary remuneration earned by FTE employees across all industries in a given year, including wages, salaries, commissions, tips, bonuses, voluntary employee contributions to certain deferred compensation plans, and receipts in kind that represent income. Calendar-year data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, have been converted to a school-year basis by averaging the two appropriate calendar years in each case.
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 2013-14; and unpublished tabulations. U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Product Accounts, table 6.6D, retrieved August 26, 2014, from http://www.bea.gov/iTable/iTable.cfm?ReqID=9&step=1#reqid=9&step=3&isuri=1&904=2001&903=201&906=q&905=2006&910=x&911=0. (This table was prepared August 2014.)