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Among regular full-time school teachers, average base salary and earnings from all sources, percentage of teachers with earnings from various salary supplements, and among those teachers, the average amount earned from the supplement during the current school year, by school type and selected school characteristics: 2017–18

          Salary supplements
  Average base teaching salary of regular full-time teachers   Average school year earnings from all sources1   Extracurricular or additional activities in same school system   Additional compensation based on students' performance   Other school system sources (state supplement, etc.)   Job outside the school system  
School type and selected school characteristic     Percent of teachers   Average
amount
  Percent of teachers   Average
amount
  Percent of teachers   Average
amount
  Percent of teachers   Average
amount
 
   All schools $56,600   $59,100   41.4   $2,800   7.4   $1,400   8.0   $3,100   18.1   $5,900  
                                         
All public schools 57,900   60,500   42.8   2,800   8.2   1,400   7.8   3,200   17.8   5,800  
                                         
School classification                                        
Traditional public 58,400   61,000   43.2   2,800   7.7   1,400   7.9   3,200   17.8   5,800  
Charter school 50,400   52,900   37.7   2,300   15.8   1,700   7.4   2,500   19.0   6,300  
                                         
Community type                                        
City 59,400   61,900   38.9   2,600   9.1   1,700   8.1   3,400   17.3   5,900  
Suburban 62,800   65,500   43.1   2,900   8.7   1,400   6.9   3,600   17.9   5,700  
Town 50,600   53,300   45.1   3,000   6.5   1,100   7.8   2,500   18.5   6,000  
Rural 50,800   53,400   46.6   2,800   6.9   1,000   9.2   2,500   18.0   5,700  
                                         
School level                                        
Primary 57,000   58,700   32.4   1,700   9.1   1,400   7.0   3,000   14.1   5,000  
Middle 58,900   61,900   50.8   2,800   6.8   1,300   8.4   3,200   19.2   6,000  
High 60,400   64,300   53.5   3,800   7.6   1,500   8.7   3,400   22.2   6,400  
Combined 51,100   54,300   48.9   3,000   8.8   1,400   8.2   3,000   21.3   6,300  
                                         
Student enrollment                                        
Less than 100 54,500   57,500   35.1   2,300   4.4   1,300   8.4   3,400   23.5   8,100  
100–199 50,600   53,000   44.8   2,500   6.8   1,100   7.8   2,500   17.5   5,800  
200–499 55,300   57,500   41.3   2,400   6.5   1,400   6.3   2,900   16.0   5,400  
500–749 57,800   60,000   38.6   2,400   8.8   1,400   7.6   3,300   16.4   5,600  
750–999 59,000   61,500   42.0   2,700   8.7   1,200   8.3   2,800   17.7   5,600  
1,000 or more 61,500   65,100   49.6   3,600   9.5   1,500   9.5   3,500   21.1   6,200  
                                         
Percent of K–12 students who were approved
for free or reduced‑price lunches
                                       
0–34 61,500   64,400   45.7   3,100   7.4   1,400   6.9   3,700   18.6   5,800  
35–49 56,900   59,600   46.3   2,800   6.7   1,300   8.1   3,700   20.0   5,300  
50–74 55,100   57,700   43.7   2,700   9.2   1,300   8.5   3,200   18.0   5,700  
75 or more 57,300   59,600   37.5   2,500   9.0   1,500   8.1   2,400   15.8   6,200  
                                         
All private schools $45,300   $47,700   30.1   $3,000   0.6   $2,300   9.7   $2,900   20.7   $6,700  
                                         
School Classification                                        
Catholic 43,100   45,400   31.8   2,700   0.5 ! 1,300 ! 10.1   2,400   22.5   6,100  
Other religious                    
Nonsectarian                    
                                         
Community type                                        
City 48,200   51,100   32.8   3,200   0.5   3,000   10.8   3,100   22.5   7,100  
Suburban 46,500   48,800   31.1   2,900   0.7   800   9.1   2,400   18.7   7,300  
Town 33,500   34,100   19.8   2,400     7,700 ! 9.6   3,900 ! 22.4   3,600  
Rural 37,100   38,600   22.6   2,700     300   8.2   3,300   19.7   5,100  
                                         
School level                                        
Elementary 41,700   43,500   19.4   2,600   0.7 ! 3,000   9.2   2,900   19.3   5,300  
Secondary 50,700   54,200   42.1   3,300   0.6 !   11.8   3,100   22.4   8,100  
Combined                    
                                         
Student enrollment                                        
Less than 100                    
100–199 38,900   40,300   17.8   1,800     700 ! 10.2   2,700   18.1   5,700  
200–499 45,100   47,900   31.9   2,900   0.6 ! 2,400 ! 9.9   3,100   21.8   7,200  
500–749 50,300   53,500   38.6   3,100   1.0 ! 3,400 ! 10.5   2,700   21.9   7,500  
750 or more                    
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
1 Average 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 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.