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Average Teacher Salary, Student-Teacher Ratio and Per-Pupil Instructional Expenditure, 2006-2007 Excel file

Average
Salary Rank
State
Average Teacher
Salary
Student-Teacher Ratio
Per-Pupil Instructional Expenditure
Total
Rank
Total 
Rank
    United States $49,026 15.154 $5,935
43 Alabama $40,347 13.2 41 $4,916 38
12 Alaska $53,553 16.8 11 $7,021 12
23 Arizona $44,672 20.2 4 $4,461 46
31 Arkansas $42,768 13.6 35 $4,966 36
1 California $59,825 20.9 3 $5,379 27
24 Colorado $44,439 16.9 10 $4,792 40
2 Connecticut $59,304 14.7 26 $8,580 4
10 Delaware $54,264 15.2 19 $7,048 11
28 Florida $43,302 16.4 13 $5,108 32
17 Georgia $48,000 14.3 30 $5,744 20
15 Hawaii $49,292 16 15 $6,517 14
37 Idaho $41,150 18.1 7 $4,081 49
3 Illinois $58,686 15 22 $5,651 22
18 Indiana $47,255 17.1 9 $5,445 26
38 Iowa $41,083 13.6 35 $5,290 29
36 Kansas $41,467 13.3 39 $5,607 24
32 Kentucky $42,592 15.8 16 $4,719 42
44 Louisiana $40,029 14.7 26 $5,188 31
39 Maine $40,737 11.5 49 $7,614 8
9 Maryland $54,333 14.6 28 $7,348 9
6 Massachusetts $56,369 13.2 41 $8,289 5
7 Michigan $54,739 17.5 8 $5,631 23
16 Minnesota $48,489 16.2 14 $6,191 18
40 Mississippi $40,576 15.3 18 $4,385 47
41 Missouri $40,462 13.7 34 $5,349 28
46 Montana $39,832 13.9 32 $5,566 25
42 Nebraska $40,382 13.4 37 $6,403 15
25 Nevada $44,426 18.5 6 $4,733 41
4 New Jersey $58,156 12.4 46 $9,611 2
35 New Mexico $41,637 14.9 23 $5,011 35
5 New York $57,354 12.8 44 $10,740 1
22 New Hampshire $45,263 13.1 43 $7,113 10
26 North Carolina $43,922 13.8 33 $4,887 39
49 North Dakota $37,764 12.1 47 $5,025 34
13 Ohio $50,314 16.6 12 $5,702 21
47 Oklahoma $38,772 15.1 21 $4,307 48
14 Oregon $50,044 21.3 2 $5,254 30
11 Pennsylvania $54,027 15.2 19 $6,668 13
8 Rhode Island $54,730 13.3 39 $8,103 6
30 South Carolina $43,011 14.1 31 $4,939 37
50 South Dakota $34,709 13.4 37 $4,682 43
33 Tennessee $42,537 15.7 17 $4,547 45
34 Texas $41,744 14.8 24 $4,673 44
45 Utah $40,007 22.1 1 $3,605 50
19 Vermont $46,622 10.8 50 $8,618 3
27 Virginia $43,823 11.6 48 $6,253 17
21 Washington $46,326 19.1 5 $5,061 33
48 West Virginia $38,284 14.5 29 $5,774 19
20 Wisconsin $46,390 14.8 24 $6,347 16
29 Wyoming $43,255 12.6 45 $7,814 7
Source: Salary data provided by the Census Bureau, ratio and instructional expenditure provided by the National Center for Education Statistics 
Date: 2006-2007 school year