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For regular, full-time public school teachers, average base teaching salaries, percent and total average earnings from outside sources by main teaching assignment: 2017–18

  Average base
teaching salary of
regular full-time
teachers
  Job outside the school system  
Teaching main assignment   Percent of
teachers
  Average amount
earned
 
All public schools $57,900   17.8   $5,800  
             
Teacher main assignment            
Early childhoold or general elementary 56,800   12.4   4,700  
Special education 58,200   17.8   5,400  
Arts or music 56,400   30.6   5,800  
English/language arts 58,100   16.1   5,100  
ESL/bilingual education 62,800   14.3   6,000  
Foreign languages 60,600   20.0   5,600  
Health education 58,800   24.3   7,000  
Mathematics 58,800   20.0   6,800  
Natural sciences 59,400   20.6   5,400  
Social sciences 58,700   21.3   5,600  
Career or technical education 57,400   26.0   9,200  
Other 59,400   20.7   8,700  
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2017–18.