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Table 6. Among regular full-time public 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 selected school characteristics: 2015–16


            Salary supplements  
            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  
Selected school characteristic   Average base teaching salary of regular full-time teachers   Average school year earnings from all sources1   Percent of teachers   Average amount   Percent of teachers   Average amount   Percent of teachers   Average amount   Percent of teachers   Average amount  
All public schools   $55,100   $57,500   44.5   $2,600   6.2   $1,500   8.3   $2,700   17.9   $5,100  
                                           
School classification                                          
Traditional public   55,600   58,000   44.7   2,700   5.6   1,400   8.4   2,700   17.9   5,200  
Charter school   47,000   49,200   40.1   2,100   15.5   1,900   6.9   2,400   17.8   5,000  
                                           
Community type                                          
City2   56,100   58,500   42.5   2,500   7.5   1,900   8.2   2,800   17.3   5,500  
Suburban   59,800   62,100   45.7   2,600   5.5   1,300   7.8   2,800   17.8   4,900  
Town   48,000   50,500   45.5   2,800   6.2   1,300   8.5   2,400   18.5   5,000  
Rural   47,800   50,200   44.6   2,700   5.3   1,000   9.5   2,400   18.7   5,100  
                                           
School level                                          
Primary   54,300   55,700   34.6   1,600   6.5   1,400   7.8   2,300   14.2   4,600  
Middle   56,000   58,600   52.5   2,600   5.7   1,100   9.0   2,700   18.3   5,000  
High   57,400   61,100   54.6   3,600   5.5   1,700   9.0   3,000   22.9   5,700  
Combined   47,600   50,400   46.9   2,700   8.6   2,000   6.9   3,500   20.7   5,500  
                                           
Student enrollment                                          
Less than 100   57,100   59,800   39.7   3,500   3.7   1,100   5.4   6,200 ! 21.5   4,200  
100-199   48,100   50,500   43.9   2,600   4.2   1,400   7.7   4,000   18.7   5,000  
200-499   53,500   55,500   42.6   2,300   4.5   1,300   7.2   2,500   16.0   5,100  
500-749   54,300   56,300   41.0   2,100   6.7   1,400   8.5   2,200   16.8   5,000  
750-999   55,800   58,100   43.9   2,500   7.4   1,300   8.6   2,700   17.4   4,900  
1,000 or more   58,000   61,300   50.8   3,400   7.1   1,800   9.3   3,100   20.9   5,500  
                                           
Percent of K-12 students who were approved for free or reduced-price lunches                                          
0-34   58,200   60,700   47.1   2,800   5.6   1,300   7.5   2,800   19.3   5,000  
35-49   54,300   56,800   46.1   2,800   5.9   1,300   8.0   2,800   18.7   4,700  
50-74   52,600   54,900   43.8   2,500   6.5   1,400   9.4   2,500   18.0   5,200  
75 or more   54,100   56,200   41.6   2,400   6.7   1,700   8.8   2,500   15.6   5,500  
School did not participate in free or reduced-price lunch program   54,200   56,900   39.9   2,900   6.9   2,300   6.2   4,200   19.3   6,500  
! 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).
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.
2 Interpret data on city teachers with caution. After nonresponse adjustments, the nonresponse bias for this category is greater than for other characteristics.
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," 2015–16.