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Education Reporter
NUMBER 235 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS AUGUST 2005

Average Teacher's Salary: $46,752
American public school teachers earned an average of $46,752 in 2003-04, according to a survey of state education agencies by the National Education Association released in June. Connecticut paid its teachers the most, for an average of $57,337. South Dakota teachers were paid the least, averaging $33,236. The complete state-by-state breakdown follows:

Average teacher salaries of public school teachers in 2003-04: State Average Salary

Alabama$38,325
Alaska $51,736
Arizona $41,843
Arkansas $39,314
California $56,444
Colorado $43,319
Connecticut $57,337
Delaware $49,366
District of Columbia $57,009
Florida$40,604
Georgia$45,988
Hawaii$45,479
Idaho$41,080
Illinois$54,230
Indiana$45,791
Iowa$39,432
Kansas$38,623
Kentucky$40,240
Louisiana$37,918
Maine$39,864
Maryland$50,261
Massachuesetts$53,181
Michigan$54,412
Minnesota$45,375
Mississippi$35,684
Missouri$38,006
Montana$37,184
Nebraska$38,352
Nevada$42,254
New Hampshire$42,689
New Jersey$55,592
New Mexico$38,067
New York$55,181
North Carolina$43,211
North Dakota$35,441
Ohio$47,482
Oklahoma$35,061
Oregon$49,169
Pennsylvania$51,835
Rhode Island$52,261
South Carolina$41,162
South Dakota$33,236
Tennessee$40,318
Texas$40,476
Utah$38,976
Vermont$42,007
Virginia$43,655
Washington$45,434
West Virginia$38,461
Wisconsin$42,882
Wyoming$39,532
National Average$46,752

Source: National Education Association


 
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