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Average base salary and school year earnings from all sources among regular full-time public and private school teachers, by sex, school type, and selected teacher characteristics: 2017–18

  All teachers   Female teachers   Male teachers  
School type and selected teacher characteristics Average base
teaching salary of
regular full-time
teachers
  Average school year
earnings from all
sources1
  Average base
teaching salary of
regular full-time
teachers
  Average school year
earnings from all
sources1
  Average base
teaching salary of
regular full-time
teachers
  Average school year
earnings from all
sources1
 
 All public school teachers $57,900   $60,500   $57,500   $59,400   $59,400   $63,900  
                         
Age                        
Less than 30 years 45,600   48,000   45,600   47,600   45,500   49,500  
30–49 years 57,700   60,400   57,300   59,200   59,100   63,900  
50–54 years 64,300   66,900   63,800   65,800   65,800   70,500  
55 years or more 65,900   68,400   66,000   67,900   65,900   69,900  
                         
Years of teaching experience                        
Less than 4 years 45,400   47,600   45,200   46,900   45,900   49,600  
4–9 years 49,200   51,800   49,100   51,100   49,700   54,100  
10–14 years 57,200   59,700   56,900   58,700   58,300   62,600  
15 or more years 67,200   69,900   66,600   68,600   69,100   74,100  
                         
Highest degree earned                        
Bachelor's degree or less 50,200   52,600   49,600   51,300   52,300   56,700  
Master's degree 63,100   65,800   62,700   64,800   64,300   69,100  
Higher than a master's degree 66,900   69,600   66,800   69,100   67,500   71,700  
                         
 All private school teachers $45,300   $47,600   $43,200   $44,700   $51,500   $56,100  
                         
Age                        
Less than 30 years 36,800   39,100   36,000   37,800   39,600   43,400  
30–49 years 45,000   47,500   43,200   44,800   49,700   54,900  
50–54 years 46,500   49,300   43,400   45,300   56,500   62,200  
55 years or more 51,800   53,400   48,600   49,500   60,700   64,000  
                         
Years of teaching experience                        
Less than 4 years 34,400   36,600   33,400   35,000   37,200   41,100  
4–9 years 41,900   44,100   40,700   42,000   45,400   50,200  
10–14 years 44,200   46,600   41,700   43,600   51,800   55,800  
15 or more years 52,600   55,000   49,500   50,900   61,200   66,200  
                         
Highest degree earned                        
Bachelor's degree or less 38,900   40,800   37,300   38,400   44,200   48,600  
Master's degree 52,200   55,100   49,900   52,000   57,900   62,900  
Higher than a master's degree 53,400   56,000   51,100   53,200   58,700   62,300  
1 Average school year earnings from all sources is defined as the weighted mean of the amount that regular full-time teachers earned from all sources during the school year. It does not include summer income or income from a retirement pension.
NOTE: For average base salary, teachers who reported zero are excluded from the table. Summer earnings are not included. A regular full-time teacher is any teacher whose primary position in a school is not an itinerant teacher, a long-term substitute, a short-term substitute, a student teacher, a teacher aide, an administrator, a library media specialist or librarian, another type of professional staff (e.g., counselor, curriculum coordinator, social worker) or support staff (e.g., secretary), or a part-time teacher.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Teacher and Private School Teacher Data Files," 2017–18.