Teacher Salary Survey 2007
Minnesota ranked 18th 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 Minnesota for the 2006-07 school year was $49,719-a 4.6 percent increase from the previous year. Minnesota was ranked 25th in the nation for beginning teacher salaries, at $33,018, an increase of 3.7 percent from 2005-06.
In Minnesota, the average salary for charter school teachers was $37,701; beginning charter school teachers’ salaries averaged $32,021.
Traditional public school teacher salaries for other states in the Great Lakes Region ranked as follows: Illinois was ranked sixth in the nation, at $58,275; Michigan was ninth, at $55,541; Ohio was 13th, at $53,536; Indiana was 22nd, at $47,832; and Wisconsin was 26th, at $46,707.
California had the highest average teacher salary, at $63,640, while South Dakota reported the lowest, at $35,378.