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Average base teaching salary among regular full-time public school teachers, by sex and selected school characteristics: 2017–18

Selected school characteristics All teachers   Female teachers   Male teachers  
 All public schools $57,900   $57,500   $59,400  
             
School classification            
Traditional Public 58,400   58,000   59,800  
Charter school 50,400   49,800   52,400  
             
Community type             
City 59,400   59,000   60,800  
Suburban 62,800   62,300   64,400  
Town 50,600   50,100   52,000  
Rural 50,800   50,200   52,600  
             
School level            
Primary 57,000   56,800   59,000  
Middle 58,900   58,900   59,000  
High 60,400   60,100   60,900  
Combined 51,100   50,500   52,600  
             
Student enrollment            
Less than 100 54,500   53,500   56,900  
100–199 50,600   50,000   52,700  
200–499 55,300   55,400   55,300  
500–749 57,800   57,600   58,800    
750–999 59,000   58,500   60,700  
1,000 or more 61,500   61,100   62,300  
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 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 Data File," 2017–18.