Teacher Salary Survey 2007
North Dakota ranked 48th 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, released today.
The average teacher salary in North Dakota for the 2006-07 school year was $38,586-a 2.8 percent increase from the previous year. North Dakota was ranked 46th in the nation for beginning teacher salaries, at $27,064, an increase of 5.5 percent from 2005-06.
Nationally, the average teacher salary increased 4.5 percent in 2006-07 to $51,009, marking the first time average teacher pay exceeded $50,000 and the first time since 2003 that teacher salaries surpassed the annual rate of inflation.
Traditional public school teacher salaries for other states in the Plains Region ranked as follows: Kansas was ranked 37th in the nation, at $43,318; Iowa was 38th, at $42,922; Nebraska was 43rd, at $42,044; Missouri was 46th, at $40,384; and South Dakota had the lowest average teacher salary in the nation, at $35,378.
California had the highest average teacher salary, at $63,640.