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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Average teacher salary, public elementary and secondary schools, 2004-05

Rank State Amount   Rank State Amount
1
Connecticut $58,688
27
Arizona $42,905
2
California $57,876
28
South Carolina $42,207
3
New Jersey $56,600
29
Idaho $42,122
4
NEW YORK $56,200
30
Tennessee $41,527
5
Michigan $55,693
31
Florida $41,081
6
Illinois $55,629
32
Texas $41,009
7
Massachusetts $54,596
33
Kentucky $41,002
8
Rhode Island $53,473
34
Maine $40,940
9
Pennsylvania $52,700
35
Arkansas $40,495
10
Alaska $52,424
36
Wyoming $40,392
11
Maryland $52,331
37
Iowa $40,347
12
Delaware $50,869
38
Utah $39,965
13
Oregon $50,790
39
Nebraska $39,456
14
Ohio $48,692
40
New Mexico $39,328
15
Minnesota $46,906
41
Kansas $39,190
16
Indiana $46,851
42
Missouri $38,971
17
Georgia $46,526
43
Louisiana $38,880
18
Washington $45,712
44
Alabama $38,863
19
Virginia $44,763
45
Montana $38,485
20
Vermont $44,535
46
West Virginia $38,360
21
Hawaii $44,273
47
Oklahoma $37,141
22
Colorado $44,161
48
Mississippi $36,590
23
New Hampshire $43,941
49
North Dakota $36,449
24
Wisconsin $43,466 50 South Dakota $34,040
25
Nevada $43,394 U.S. average $47,750
26
North Carolina $43,313 N.Y.S. above avg. 18%
Source: National Education Association