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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 5935.12
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