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1997 - 1998
AVERAGE SALARY BY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
OF
FULL-TIME PUBLIC CLASSROOM TEACHERS IN MAINE
(Including Vocational)

E L E M E N T A R Y

S E C O N D A R Y

T O T A L

Years of
Professional
Experience

Less than
Bachelors
Degree

Bachelors
Degree

Masters or Higher

Less than
Bachelors
Degree

Bachelors
Degree

Masters or Higher

Less than
Bachelors
Degree

Bachelors
Degree

Masters or Higher

0 Years

$0

$21,524

$23,538

$27,735

$21,538

$23,844

$27,735

$21,259

$24,411

1 Year

$0

$21,714

$24,644

$28,306

$22,359

$24,106

$28,306

$21,961

$25,588

2 Years

$0

$22,674

$25,462

$26,547

$22,651

$27,710

$26,547

$22,667

$25,651

3 Years

$24,702

$23,340

$26,263

$26,693

$23,708

$26,170

$26,361

$23,448

$26,954

4 Years

$0

$24,484

$27,654

$27,961

$25,248

$27,966

$27,961

$24,685

$27,739

5 Years

$0

$25,238

$28,358

$27,875

$25,549

$27,641

$23,893

$25,318

$28,508

6 Years

$0

$26,496

$29,421

$29,227

$26,231

$27,974

$29,227

$26,428

$29,479

7 Years

$0

$26,996

$30,079

$28,646

$27,738

$28,429

$28,646

$27,164

$30,124

8 Years

$0

$27,592

$31,335

$36,771

$28,372

$29,954

$36,771

$28,062

$31,076

9 Years

$0

$28,734

$31,878

$34,100

$29,379

$32,344

$34,100

$28,910

$32,261

10 Years or More

$0

$35,648

$39,609

$35,754

$36,437

$39,898

$35,754

$35,863

$40,059

Note: The above chart is based on staff members who spend at least 50% of his/her time in the position of classroom teacher.

Secondary includes "combined" teachers who teach at both the elementary and secondary level.