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An Exploratory Evaluation of the Data from the Pilot Teacher Compensation Survey: School Year 2005-06
NCES 2008-440
April 2008

Table 1.  Total number of full-time teachers and median years of teaching experience, age, contract days, and base salary, and mean base salary, by participating state: School year 2005–06
Participating state Total number of full-time teachers Median years of teaching experience Median age Median number of days in teacher contract Median base salary1 Mean base salary1
Arizona  49,385 8 $40,296 $42,772
Arkansas  28,633 13 45 190 39,969 40,981
Colorado  41,431 9 43 184 42,676 44,777
Florida  137,405 10 43 196 38,014 41,740
Iowa  28,054 15 45 191 40,935 41,145
Missouri  59,991 10 183 37,802 40,602
Oklahoma  36,476 12 45 180 33,516 34,631
— Not available.
1 Base salary is defined as the negotiated annual salary for teaching duties, excluding bonuses and extra pay for extra duties.
NOTE: How to read this table (medians): Using Arizona, years of teaching experience as an example, if all full-time teachers were listed by years of teaching experience, the teacher at the midpoint (median) would have 8 years of teaching experience. Only the listed seven states participated in the Pilot Teacher Compensation Survey. Data for Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, and Oklahoma are for full-time teachers, teaching at one school with full-time equivalency (FTE) greater than or equal to 0.9 only, and whose base salary did not include pay for other duties. Data for Arizona and Arkansas are for teachers teaching at one school with FTE greater than or equal to 0.9 only. Arizona and Arkansas did not report whether a teacher was a full-time teacher or whether the reported base salary excluded pay for other duties. Data are not adjusted for geographic cost differences.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Pilot Teacher Compensation Survey," school year 2005–06, Version 1a.

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