Teacher Salary Survey 2007
Maine ranked 42nd in the nation for its average teacher salary in 2006-07, according to the American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) Survey and Analysis of Teacher Salary Trends 2007.
The average teacher salary in Maine for the 2006-07 school year was $42,103-a 0.6 percent decrease from the previous year. Maine was ranked 44th in the nation for beginning teacher salaries, at $28,517, an increase of 4.8 percent from 2005-06.
Traditional public school teacher salaries for other states in the New England Region ranked as follows: Connecticut was ranked second in the nation, at $61,039; Rhode Island was fifth, at $58,420; Massachusetts was seventh, at $58,178; Vermont was 23rd, at $47,645; and New Hampshire was 25th, at $46,797.
California had the highest average teacher salary, at $63,640, while South Dakota reported the lowest, at $35,378.