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Teachers' Salaries

August 06, 2000

Nearly all states raised average teacher pay last year, according to a survey by the American Federation of Teachers. The highest salaries tend to be in states, including California, with high costs of living.

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Avg. Increase State 1998-99 from 1997-98 New Jersey $51,692 2.8% Connecticut $50,277 4.7% New York $49,686 2.0% Michigan $48,711 2.8% Pennsylvania $48,457 1.9% D.C. $48,275 7.9% Alaska $48,275 -1.8% California $46,326 3.9% Rhode Island $46,286 4.0% Illinois $45,286 3.6% Massachusetts $44,051 2.7% Oregon $43,789 1.3% Delaware $43,223 1.8% Maryland $42,545 2.8% Nevada $42,528 4.8% Indiana $41,159 3.5% Ohio $40,734 2.6% Hawaii $40,416 5.1% Minnesota $39,809 4.3% Wisconsin $39,374 3.1% Georgia $38,993 4.5% Washington $38,530 -0.6% Colorado $38,157 2.5% Virginia $37,709 1.9% New Hampshire $37,405 2.0% North Carolina $36,883 11.3% Vermont $36,697 1.1% Florida $35,916 4.2% Alabama $35,820 9.1% Tennessee $35,490 2.6% Kentucky $35,383 2.7% Iowa $35,007 2.7% Maine $34,906 1.6% Kansas $34,634 2.5% Arizona $34,582 1.5% South Carolina $34,506 2.4% Texas $34,448 2.5% West Virginia $34,248 2.6% Idaho $34,062 3.8% Utah $34,007 5.0% Wyoming $33,480 4.7% Missouri $33,463 2.7% Nebraska $32,880 0.6% Arkansas $32,761 2.0% New Mexico $32,161 7.1% Louisiana $32,000 2.8% Montana $31,536 3.0% Oklahoma $31,107 1.4% Mississippi $29,550 3.0% North Dakota $29,002 2.8% South Dakota $28,386 1.8% U.S. average $40,574 3.3%

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Source: American Federation of Teachers

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