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Table 211.10. Average salaries for full-time teachers in public and private elementary and secondary schools, by selected characteristics: 2011-12 and 2015-16
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Selected characteristic Number of full-time teachers (in thousands) Total school-year and summer earned income from school and nonschool sources1 Base salary School year supplemental contract2 School year income from merit pay bonus School year income from state supplements Job outside the school system during the school year Supplemental school system contract during summer3 Employed in a nonschool job during the summer
Percent of
teachers
Average
supplement
Percent of
teachers
Average
amount
Percent of
teachers
Average
amount
Percent of
teachers
Average
income
Percent of
teachers
Average
supplement
Percent of
teachers
Average
income
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  Amounts in current dollars
Public schools, 2015-16                                                                                          
Total 3,556   (46.4) $59,050   (201) $55,120   (185) 44.5   (0.36) $2,630   (41) 6.2   (0.23) $1,470   (72) 8.3   (0.20) $2,670   (90) 17.9   (0.27) $5,140   (109) 19.8   (0.27) $2,700   (48) 15.9   (0.22) $4,060   (123)
Sex                                                                                          
Males 852   (17.4) 63,740   (360) 56,920   (326) 58.1   (0.59) 4,090   (76) 5.4   (0.30) 1,640   (105) 8.1   (0.36) 3,170   (235) 26.1   (0.50) 6,500   (218) 23.2   (0.55) 3,240   (82) 24.2   (0.53) 4,910   (198)
Females 2,704   (36.0) 57,560   (197) 54,560   (186) 40.2   (0.39) 1,960   (34) 6.4   (0.26) 1,430   (84) 8.4   (0.22) 2,530   (95) 15.3   (0.30) 4,420   (114) 18.7   (0.28) 2,490   (53) 13.3   (0.24) 3,570   (153)
                                                                                           
Race/ethnicity                                                                                          
White 2,835   (39.1) 59,080   (217) 55,120   (201) 45.5   (0.42) 2,640   (41) 6.1   (0.24) 1,370   (69) 8.3   (0.22) 2,740   (105) 18.7   (0.31) 5,010   (115) 18.7   (0.28) 2,640   (56) 17.1   (0.27) 4,030   (127)
Black 243   (8.5) 56,680   (582) 52,420   (524) 37.8   (1.19) 2,650   (123) 6.5   (0.65) 2,170   (437) 9.8   (0.71) 2,100   (188) 16.8   (0.90) 6,120   (442) 25.2   (1.14) 2,960   (172) 12.5   (0.84) 4,660   (619)
Hispanic 322   (8.9) 59,750   (502) 56,240   (464) 42.2   (1.07) 2,720   (149) 7.2   (0.64) 1,450   (120) 8.0   (0.61) 2,510   (251) 12.3   (0.76) 5,500   (337) 23.8   (0.94) 2,830   (100) 9.1   (0.70) 3,970   (398)
Asian 79   (3.7) 64,430   (956) 61,350   (832) 36.5   (2.35) 1,820   (141) 3.4   (0.66)   (†) 4.6   (0.88)   (†) 11.8   (1.37) 6,010   (929) 23.6   (1.67) 3,140   (250) 11.2   (1.46) 4,820   (918)
Pacific Islander 8   (1.1) 64,190   (2,534) 59,900   (2,399) 47.9   (5.85) 2,310   (504)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 26.0   (5.71)   (†) 18.5   (4.93)   (†) 16.3 ! (5.17)   (†)
American Indian/
      Alaska Native
16   (1.4) 52,830   (1,421) 48,600   (1,396) 41.8   (3.80) 3,030   (362) 6.2 ! (2.48)   (†) 7.9 ! (3.85)   (†) 17.5   (2.57)   (†) 23.8   (3.78) 2,520   (288) 12.3   (2.77)   (†)
Two or more races 51   (2.6) 56,760   (1,024) 52,750   (937) 44.3   (2.71) 2,270   (216) 5.4   (1.19)   (†) 9.2   (1.62) 3,110 ! (1,059) 20.3   (2.09) 6,050   (973) 18.0   (2.29) 2,260   (259) 17.2   (1.86) 3,160   (479)
                                                                                           
Age                                                                                          
Less than 30 541   (11.1) 46,420   (212) 42,850   (197) 47.1   (0.80) 2,290   (66) 6.8   (0.41) 1,180   (64) 7.8   (0.40) 1,680   (109) 19.6   (0.66) 3,760   (137) 22.3   (0.67) 2,370   (73) 26.0   (0.70) 3,140   (104)
30 to 39 1,022   (16.3) 55,890   (246) 52,110   (228) 47.7   (0.63) 2,690   (56) 5.9   (0.30) 1,790   (179) 7.7   (0.32) 2,460   (153) 18.1   (0.48) 4,860   (189) 20.6   (0.44) 2,670   (82) 15.7   (0.43) 3,990   (194)
40 to 49 977   (17.0) 61,770   (334) 58,030   (308) 44.2   (0.59) 2,700   (75) 6.1   (0.37) 1,320   (89) 8.3   (0.35) 2,720   (179) 18.0   (0.46) 5,520   (192) 19.0   (0.47) 2,670   (83) 14.3   (0.42) 4,200   (254)
50 or more 1,015   (17.6) 66,330   (324) 61,890   (294) 39.9   (0.57) 2,680   (73) 6.1   (0.39) 1,480   (106) 9.2   (0.36) 3,270   (178) 16.7   (0.45) 5,930   (226) 18.2   (0.53) 2,990   (104) 12.3   (0.41) 5,030   (315)
                                                                                           
Years of full- and
      part-time teaching
      experience
                                                                                         
1 year or less 176   (5.6) 45,930   (517) 41,620   (395) 32.5   (1.32) 2,270   (122) 4.9   (0.59) 1,250   (158) 7.3   (0.71) 1,820   (192) 18.1   (1.05) 5,140   (508) 18.1   (0.94) 2,490   (173) 31.9   (1.33) 5,410   (447)
2 to 4 years 515   (9.9) 47,090   (231) 43,590   (198) 44.1   (0.92) 2,310   (78) 6.7   (0.43) 1,610   (202) 8.0   (0.43) 2,170   (252) 18.2   (0.58) 4,660   (263) 21.8   (0.74) 2,280   (65) 20.1   (0.63) 3,630   (242)
5 to 9 years 673   (12.5) 51,760   (228) 48,110   (194) 47.6   (0.73) 2,510   (74) 6.5   (0.38) 1,480   (128) 8.2   (0.41) 2,160   (134) 18.9   (0.51) 4,410   (192) 22.9   (0.62) 2,670   (113) 16.6   (0.47) 3,440   (175)
10 to 14 years 691   (11.9) 59,100   (296) 55,460   (268) 46.3   (0.75) 2,580   (74) 6.2   (0.34) 1,680   (132) 8.0   (0.38) 2,560   (172) 18.2   (0.67) 5,180   (213) 19.4   (0.54) 2,810   (90) 14.2   (0.57) 3,580   (197)
15 to 19 years 602   (12.6) 64,920   (402) 61,170   (371) 44.3   (0.84) 2,690   (84) 5.8   (0.36) 1,450   (145) 8.2   (0.40) 2,850   (213) 17.0   (0.57) 5,720   (256) 18.3   (0.59) 2,810   (125) 13.3   (0.51) 4,480   (376)
20 to 24 years 401   (9.9) 68,340   (532) 64,460   (517) 44.7   (0.88) 2,740   (106) 6.3   (0.58) 1,290   (103) 9.6   (0.59) 3,020   (286) 17.1   (0.64) 5,840   (411) 17.5   (0.78) 2,890   (149) 13.0   (0.61) 4,430   (426)
25 to 29 years 262   (7.2) 69,740   (604) 65,490   (551) 43.7   (1.20) 3,140   (188) 6.0   (0.53) 1,290   (145) 9.3   (0.72) 3,450   (352) 17.8   (0.95) 5,220   (319) 17.7   (0.91) 2,930   (153) 13.4   (0.85) 4,210   (470)
30 or more years 234   (6.7) 73,020   (621) 66,760   (587) 40.4   (1.20) 3,150   (145) 5.8   (0.56) 1,170   (122) 8.3   (0.66) 4,000   (471) 17.1   (0.87) 5,770   (350) 18.3   (1.01) 2,870   (193) 12.6   (0.84) 4,940   (577)
                                                                                           
Highest degree earned                                                                                          
Less than bachelor's
      degree
87   (3.6) 57,030   (801) 51,800   (690) 39.4   (1.75) 3,270   (297) 4.5   (0.78) 1,060   (178) 8.6   (1.13) 2,920   (589) 19.0   (1.35) 6,030   (574) 18.6   (1.58) 3,820   (470) 19.6   (1.37) 5,890   (886)
Bachelor's degree 1,465   (22.0) 51,240   (186) 47,770   (164) 43.0   (0.53) 2,390   (45) 6.9   (0.25) 1,290   (62) 8.7   (0.30) 2,330   (117) 16.6   (0.36) 4,670   (135) 18.9   (0.40) 2,470   (71) 17.4   (0.35) 3,670   (124)
Master's degree 1,669   (25.0) 64,260   (278) 60,140   (263) 46.0   (0.51) 2,740   (54) 5.7   (0.29) 1,670   (133) 7.7   (0.27) 2,840   (148) 18.5   (0.38) 5,420   (159) 20.1   (0.40) 2,780   (73) 14.8   (0.31) 4,230   (192)
Education specialist4  289   (8.4) 67,020   (547) 62,790   (512) 44.6   (1.11) 2,750   (145) 5.6   (0.78) 1,610   (149) 9.6   (0.69) 3,200   (293) 19.2   (1.09) 4,770   (355) 22.3   (1.02) 2,760   (122) 13.6   (0.79) 4,450   (654)
Doctor's degree 45   (2.9) 72,610   (1,371) 65,700   (1,035) 43.1   (2.78) 4,090   (575) 5.8   (1.44)   (†) 12.6   (1.69) 3,820   (669) 27.8   (2.61) 8,090   (1,161) 18.8   (2.03) 4,430   (465) 17.9   (2.23) 5,470   (1,181)
                                                                                           
Instructional level5                                                                                          
Elementary 1,734   (37.0) 56,730   (266) 54,020   (252) 34.5   (0.47) 1,640   (39) 6.5   (0.31) 1,410   (103) 7.7   (0.27) 2,400   (120) 14.5   (0.36) 4,640   (169) 18.4   (0.39) 2,480   (62) 13.7   (0.34) 3,600   (192)
Secondary 1,821   (44.7) 61,250   (305) 56,180   (299) 53.9   (0.44) 3,220   (50) 5.9   (0.34) 1,530   (93) 8.9   (0.30) 2,900   (139) 21.2   (0.36) 5,470   (141) 21.0   (0.38) 2,880   (65) 18.0   (0.32) 4,400   (146)
                                                                                           
School locale6                                                                                          
City 1,102   (35.2) 60,150   (404) 56,140   (393) 42.5   (0.73) 2,520   (81) 7.5   (0.61) 1,870   (157) 8.2   (0.40) 2,790   (191) 17.3   (0.51) 5,510   (233) 22.1   (0.54) 2,920   (84) 14.5   (0.42) 4,140   (268)
Suburban 1,399   (38.6) 63,540   (360) 59,790   (330) 45.7   (0.60) 2,630   (68) 5.5   (0.38) 1,320   (70) 7.8   (0.36) 2,810   (156) 17.8   (0.43) 4,940   (174) 18.4   (0.42) 2,590   (70) 15.4   (0.38) 3,920   (167)
Town 388   (12.9) 52,140   (322) 48,010   (294) 45.5   (1.03) 2,810   (102) 6.2   (0.63) 1,270   (172) 8.5   (0.50) 2,440   (194) 18.5   (0.63) 5,020   (216) 21.2   (0.70) 2,610   (154) 18.1   (0.63) 3,800   (238)
Rural 666   (20.1) 51,790   (297) 47,790   (267) 44.6   (0.86) 2,660   (65) 5.3   (0.41) 1,000   (73) 9.5   (0.48) 2,410   (185) 18.7   (0.48) 5,060   (184) 17.8   (0.50) 2,540   (115) 18.1   (0.44) 4,350   (236)
  Amounts in current dollars
Private schools, 2011-12                                                                                          
Total 368   (11.0) $44,130   (803) $40,200   (732) 28.9   (1.30) $2,730   (168) 0.5 ! (0.18)   (†) 1.8   (0.48) $1,960 ! (615) 19.6   (1.08) $5,440   (373) 20.8   (1.15) $3,370   (361) 17.1   (1.01) $3,780   (484)
Sex                                                                                          
Males 93   (6.5) 51,150   (1,829) 44,470   (1,264) 42.7   (2.52) 3,850   (254) 0.5 ! (0.25)   (†)   (†)   (†) 26.9   (2.86) 6,550   (661) 29.3   (2.61) 3,600   (471) 23.3   (3.12) 4,650   (508)
Females 276   (9.4) 41,760   (887) 38,760   (864) 24.3   (1.54) 2,070   (201) 0.5 ! (0.23)   (†) 1.8   (0.52) 2,200 ! (806) 17.1   (1.14) 4,850   (431) 17.9   (1.27) 3,240   (483) 15.0   (1.03) 3,320   (665)
                                                                                           
Race/ethnicity                                                                                          
White 326   (11.1) 44,390   (826) 40,450   (778) 29.1   (1.43) 2,750   (174) 0.4 ! (0.20)   (†) 1.6   (0.47) 1,690   (252) 19.4   (1.21) 5,350   (378) 20.2   (1.25) 3,410   (408) 17.5   (1.06) 3,710   (519)
Black 13   (1.8) 41,790   (2,813) 37,080   (2,201) 23.0   (5.65) 2,360   (414)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 20.3   (6.04)   (†) 29.6   (4.67) 3,560 ! (1,145) 12.7   (2.96)   (†)
Hispanic 20   (2.3) 42,550   (2,307) 39,530   (2,271) 27.2   (4.96) 2,180   (397)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 15.3   (3.28) 6,090   (1,617) 18.0   (3.33) 2,590   (464) 14.9   (3.97)   (†)
Asian 6   (1.2) 40,170   (3,767) 36,720   (3,796) 25.0 ! (8.89)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 33.5 ! (10.23)   (†) 28.2 ! (8.98)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                                                           
Age                                                                                          
Less than 30 63   (5.1) 34,340   (710) 31,010   (680) 34.1   (2.76) 1,980   (298)   (†)   (†) 1.8 ! (0.60)   (†) 23.6   (2.55) 4,170   (575) 24.0   (2.23) 2,050   (141) 32.7   (2.70) 3,460   (454)
30 to 39 94   (5.6) 42,110   (1,051) 38,420   (922) 34.6   (3.07) 3,080   (258)   (†)   (†) 2.0 ! (0.93)   (†) 19.4   (2.08) 4,950   (522) 23.9   (2.44) 4,270 ! (1,293) 15.4   (2.05) 3,590   (548)
40 to 49 88   (5.7) 45,740   (1,316) 42,860   (1,282) 26.2   (2.96) 2,940   (486)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 18.2   (2.19) 4,980   (966) 20.2   (2.75) 3,460   (451) 12.3   (1.91) 2,690   (403)
50 or more 123   (6.7) 49,580   (1,439) 44,420   (1,203) 23.8   (1.87) 2,750   (263)   (†)   (†) 1.1 ! (0.49)   (†) 18.5   (2.14) 7,000   (712) 17.1   (1.56) 3,280   (644) 13.9   (1.88) 5,000   (1,398)
                                                                                           
Years of full- and
      part-time teaching
      experience
                                                                                         
1 year or less 17   (4.5) 31,170   (1,359) 27,010   (1,185) 25.8   (5.69) 1,400 ! (580)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 25.0   (5.09) 5,660   (1,525) 19.2   (4.21) 2,500   (652) 35.9   (5.02) 4,780 ! (1,713)
2 to 4 years 56   (4.7) 35,330   (714) 32,290   (649) 31.3   (2.95) 2,690   (342) 1.1 ! (0.47)   (†) 1.9 ! (0.63)   (†) 20.4   (2.52) 3,920   (535) 23.7   (3.06) 2,290   (182) 25.0   (2.61) 2,940   (422)
5 to 9 years 86   (4.9) 40,530   (980) 36,770   (730) 30.4   (2.72) 2,650   (321)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 20.9   (2.15) 5,300   (753) 24.4   (3.16) 4,230 ! (1,285) 17.8   (2.12) 3,520   (521)
10 to 14 years 62   (5.1) 43,220   (1,205) 39,870   (1,117) 27.9   (3.48) 2,920   (415)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 21.1   (3.21) 5,710   (798) 21.7   (2.80) 3,610   (542) 13.3   (2.58) 3,660   (689)
15 to 19 years 49   (3.8) 47,360   (1,987) 44,730   (1,984) 26.5   (4.49) 2,710   (568)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 14.4   (2.60) 5,340 ! (2,041) 19.7   (3.25) 3,090   (729) 11.5   (1.97) 3,020   (709)
20 to 24 years 29   (3.3) 51,020   (2,826) 46,910   (2,280) 30.6   (4.12) 2,110   (357)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 20.8   (4.74) 5,730   (1,691) 15.0   (3.05) 1,800   (399) 16.3   (4.10) 3,630 ! (1,220)
25 to 29 years 26   (2.5) 50,860   (2,255) 45,950   (1,700) 28.2   (4.62) 3,450   (901)   (†)   (†) 1.7 ! (0.85)   (†) 18.6   (3.88) 5,050   (985) 21.8   (4.79) 3,120   (556) 11.8   (3.41)   (†)
30 or more years 43   (4.6) 57,180   (3,375) 50,290   (2,504) 27.6   (3.58) 3,290   (441)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 17.0   (3.23) 7,720   (1,696) 13.3   (2.69) 4,620 ! (1,736) 13.5   (2.99) 2,860   (556)
                                                                                           
Highest degree earned                                                                                          
Less than bachelor's
      degree
28   (4.2) 30,160   (1,733) 27,690   (1,749) 21.3   (5.09) 3,210   (653)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 15.3   (4.03) 3,820 ! (1,216) 19.5   (3.96) 2,760   (363) 15.5   (4.10) 3,750 ! (1,158)
Bachelor's degree 181   (6.0) 39,450   (887) 36,270   (830) 27.2   (1.73) 2,490   (251)   (†)   (†) 1.3   (0.36) 1,970   (540) 18.2   (1.32) 5,420   (549) 19.6   (1.36) 2,880   (333) 18.7   (1.16) 4,000   (840)
Master's degree 134   (7.1) 50,670   (1,074) 46,400   (1,045) 32.9   (2.25) 2,850   (228)   (†)   (†) 2.8 ! (1.26)   (†) 20.7   (1.77) 5,070   (584) 21.8   (2.35) 4,160   (807) 16.3   (1.60) 3,470   (357)
Education specialist4  18   (2.0) 55,230   (3,542) 47,450   (2,839) 22.5   (5.57) 3,230 ! (1,570)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 25.2   (4.61) 7,280   (1,580) 24.6   (4.78) 2,820   (598) 9.0 ! (3.32)   (†)
Doctor's degree 8   (1.8) 64,890   (11,118) 52,590   (6,259) 40.6   (10.22)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 34.3 ! (10.34)   (†) 24.6 ! (9.06)   (†) 19.5 ! (8.69)   (†)
                                                                                           
Instructional level5                                                                                          
Elementary 197   (8.1) 39,310   (794) 36,260   (632) 19.2   (1.39) 2,130   (251) 0.6 ! (0.31)   (†) 1.1 ! (0.38)   (†) 16.0   (1.21) 5,190   (720) 17.1   (1.23) 2,770   (349) 15.8   (1.37) 3,730   (853)
Secondary 172   (8.2) 49,640   (1,319) 44,720   (1,174) 40.0   (2.23) 3,070   (224)   (†)   (†) 2.6 ! (0.85) 1,600   (308) 23.7   (1.70) 5,640   (499) 25.0   (2.03) 3,840   (602) 18.7   (1.39) 3,820   (439)
                                                                                           
School locale                                                                                          
City 158   (9.5) 48,980   (1,569) 44,770   (1,436) 29.3   (1.75) 3,010   (314)   (†)   (†) 1.6 ! (0.63)   (†) 19.2   (1.59) 5,970   (555) 21.1   (1.68) 3,940   (722) 16.3   (1.58) 3,750   (991)
Suburban   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Town 21   (2.5) 33,080   (1,479) 29,980   (1,134) 20.8   (3.66) 1,250   (257)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 18.4   (3.49) 5,560   (1,535) 16.0   (2.82) 3,590 ! (1,418) 19.5   (3.41) 3,010   (670)
Rural   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
  Amounts in constant 2015-16 dollars7 
Private schools, 2011-12                                                                                          
Total 368   (11.0) $46,210   (841) $42,100   (767) 28.9   (1.30) $2,860   (176) 0.5 ! (0.18)   (†) 1.8   (0.48) $2,050 ! (644) 19.6   (1.08) $5,700   (390) 20.8   (1.15) $3,530   (378) 17.1   (1.01) $3,950   (507)
Sex                                                                                          
Males 93   (6.5) 53,550   (1,915) 46,560   (1,324) 42.7   (2.52) 4,030   (266) 0.5 ! (0.25)   (†)   (†)   (†) 26.9   (2.86) 6,860   (692) 29.3   (2.61) 3,770   (493) 23.3   (3.12) 4,870   (532)
Females 276   (9.4) 43,730   (929) 40,590   (905) 24.3   (1.54) 2,170   (211) 0.5 ! (0.23)   (†) 1.8   (0.52) 2,300 ! (844) 17.1   (1.14) 5,080   (451) 17.9   (1.27) 3,390   (506) 15.0   (1.03) 3,480   (696)
                                                                                           
Race/ethnicity                                                                                          
White 326   (11.1) 46,470   (865) 42,360   (814) 29.1   (1.43) 2,880   (182) 0.4 ! (0.20)   (†) 1.6   (0.47) 1,760   (264) 19.4   (1.21) 5,600   (396) 20.2   (1.25) 3,580   (428) 17.5   (1.06) 3,890   (543)
Black 13   (1.8) 43,750   (2,945) 38,820   (2,305) 23.0   (5.65) 2,470   (433)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 20.3   (6.04)   (†) 29.6   (4.67) 3,730 ! (1,199) 12.7   (2.96)   (†)
Hispanic 20   (2.3) 44,550   (2,415) 41,390   (2,378) 27.2   (4.96) 2,280   (415)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 15.3   (3.28) 6,370   (1,693) 18.0   (3.33) 2,710   (486) 14.9   (3.97)   (†)
Asian 6   (1.2) 42,060   (3,945) 38,450   (3,975) 25.0 ! (8.89)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 33.5 ! (10.23)   (†) 28.2 ! (8.98)   (†)   (†)   (†)
                                                                                           
Age                                                                                          
Less than 30 63   (5.1) 35,960   (743) 32,470   (712) 34.1   (2.76) 2,070   (312)   (†)   (†) 1.8 ! (0.60)   (†) 23.6   (2.55) 4,370   (602) 24.0   (2.23) 2,140   (148) 32.7   (2.70) 3,630   (476)
30 to 39 94   (5.6) 44,090   (1,101) 40,230   (966) 34.6   (3.07) 3,220   (270)   (†)   (†) 2.0 ! (0.93)   (†) 19.4   (2.08) 5,190   (547) 23.9   (2.44) 4,480 ! (1,354) 15.4   (2.05) 3,760   (574)
40 to 49 88   (5.7) 47,890   (1,378) 44,870   (1,343) 26.2   (2.96) 3,080   (509)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 18.2   (2.19) 5,220   (1,011) 20.2   (2.75) 3,620   (473) 12.3   (1.91) 2,820   (422)
50 or more 123   (6.7) 51,910   (1,507) 46,510   (1,260) 23.8   (1.87) 2,880   (275)   (†)   (†) 1.1 ! (0.49)   (†) 18.5   (2.14) 7,330   (746) 17.1   (1.56) 3,440   (675) 13.9   (1.88) 5,240   (1,464)
                                                                                           
Years of full- and
      part-time teaching
      experience
                                                                                         
1 year or less 17   (4.5) 32,640   (1,423) 28,290   (1,240) 25.8   (5.69) 1,470 ! (608)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 25.0   (5.09) 5,930   (1,597) 19.2   (4.21) 2,620   (683) 35.9   (5.02) 5,000 ! (1,793)
2 to 4 years 56   (4.7) 36,990   (747) 33,810   (680) 31.3   (2.95) 2,820   (358) 1.1 ! (0.47)   (†) 1.9 ! (0.63)   (†) 20.4   (2.52) 4,110   (560) 23.7   (3.06) 2,400   (190) 25.0   (2.61) 3,080   (442)
5 to 9 years 86   (4.9) 42,430   (1,026) 38,500   (764) 30.4   (2.72) 2,770   (336)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 20.9   (2.15) 5,550   (789) 24.4   (3.16) 4,430 ! (1,345) 17.8   (2.12) 3,690   (546)
10 to 14 years 62   (5.1) 45,260   (1,262) 41,750   (1,169) 27.9   (3.48) 3,060   (435)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 21.1   (3.21) 5,980   (835) 21.7   (2.80) 3,780   (567) 13.3   (2.58) 3,830   (721)
15 to 19 years 49   (3.8) 49,590   (2,081) 46,830   (2,078) 26.5   (4.49) 2,830   (595)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 14.4   (2.60) 5,590 ! (2,137) 19.7   (3.25) 3,240   (763) 11.5   (1.97) 3,160   (743)
20 to 24 years 29   (3.3) 53,420   (2,959) 49,120   (2,387) 30.6   (4.12) 2,210   (374)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 20.8   (4.74) 6,000   (1,770) 15.0   (3.05) 1,880   (418) 16.3   (4.10) 3,800 ! (1,278)
25 to 29 years 26   (2.5) 53,260   (2,361) 48,110   (1,780) 28.2   (4.62) 3,610   (943)   (†)   (†) 1.7 ! (0.85)   (†) 18.6   (3.88) 5,290   (1,032) 21.8   (4.79) 3,270   (583) 11.8   (3.41)   (†)
30 or more years 43   (4.6) 59,870   (3,534) 52,650   (2,622) 27.6   (3.58) 3,450   (462)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 17.0   (3.23) 8,080   (1,776) 13.3   (2.69) 4,840 ! (1,817) 13.5   (2.99) 2,990   (582)
                                                                                           
Highest degree earned                                                                                          
Less than bachelor's
      degree
28   (4.2) 31,580   (1,815) 28,990   (1,831) 21.3   (5.09) 3,360   (684)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 15.3   (4.03) 4,000 ! (1,273) 19.5   (3.96) 2,890   (380) 15.5   (4.10) 3,930 ! (1,213)
Bachelor's degree 181   (6.0) 41,300   (929) 37,970   (869) 27.2   (1.73) 2,610   (263)   (†)   (†) 1.3   (0.36) 2,070   (565) 18.2   (1.32) 5,670   (574) 19.6   (1.36) 3,020   (349) 18.7   (1.16) 4,190   (880)
Master's degree 134   (7.1) 53,050   (1,125) 48,580   (1,094) 32.9   (2.25) 2,980   (239)   (†)   (†) 2.8 ! (1.26)   (†) 20.7   (1.77) 5,310   (612) 21.8   (2.35) 4,360   (845) 16.3   (1.60) 3,640   (374)
Education specialist4  18   (2.0) 57,830   (3,709) 49,680   (2,973) 22.5   (5.57) 3,380 ! (1,644)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 25.2   (4.61) 7,620   (1,654) 24.6   (4.78) 2,950   (626) 9.0 ! (3.32)   (†)
Doctor's degree 8   (1.8) 67,950   (11,641) 55,070   (6,554) 40.6   (10.22)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 34.3 ! (10.34)   (†) 24.6 ! (9.06)   (†) 19.5 ! (8.69)   (†)
                                                                                           
Instructional level5                                                                                          
Elementary 197   (8.1) 41,160   (831) 37,970   (661) 19.2   (1.39) 2,230   (263) 0.6 ! (0.31)   (†) 1.1 ! (0.38)   (†) 16.0   (1.21) 5,430   (754) 17.1   (1.23) 2,900   (365) 15.8   (1.37) 3,910   (893)
Secondary 172   (8.2) 51,980   (1,381) 46,830   (1,229) 40.0   (2.23) 3,210   (234)   (†)   (†) 2.6 ! (0.85) 1,680   (322) 23.7   (1.70) 5,910   (522) 25.0   (2.03) 4,020   (630) 18.7   (1.39) 4,000   (460)
                                                                                           
School locale                                                                                          
City 158   (9.5) 51,280   (1,643) 46,870   (1,504) 29.3   (1.75) 3,160   (329)   (†)   (†) 1.6 ! (0.63)   (†) 19.2   (1.59) 6,250   (581) 21.1   (1.68) 4,130   (756) 16.3   (1.58) 3,930   (1,037)
Suburban   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
Town 21   (2.5) 34,640   (1,548) 31,390   (1,187) 20.8   (3.66) 1,310   (269)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†) 18.4   (3.49) 5,820   (1,607) 16.0   (2.82) 3,760 ! (1,485) 19.5   (3.41) 3,150   (701)
Rural   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)   (†)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Data may be suppressed because the response rate is under 50 percent, there are too few cases for a reliable estimate, or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes retirement pension funds paid during the school year.
2 Includes compensation for extracurricular or additional activities such as coaching, student activity sponsorship, or teaching evening classes.
3 Includes teaching summer sessions and other nonteaching jobs at any school.
4 Education specialist degrees or certificates are generally awarded for 1 year's work beyond the master's level. Includes certificate of advanced graduate studies.
5 Teachers were classified as elementary or secondary on the basis of the grades they taught, rather than on the level of the school in which they taught. In general, elementary teachers include those teaching prekindergarten through grade 6 and those teaching multiple grades, with a preponderance of grades taught being kindergarten through grade 6. In general, secondary teachers include those teaching any of grades 7 through 12 and those teaching multiple grades, with a preponderance of grades taught being grades 7 through 12 and usually with no grade taught being lower than grade 5.
6 Interpret 2015-16 data on city teachers in public schools with caution. After nonresponse adjustments, the nonresponse bias for this category is greater than for other characteristics.
7 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: 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. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. 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), "Private School Teacher Data File," 2011-12; and National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), “Public School Teacher Data File,” 2015-16. (This table was prepared November 2017.)

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