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National Survey of Salaries and Wages in Public Schools

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The National Survey of Salaries and Wages in Public Schools was released to Education Week by Educational Research Service as part of a research partnership.

ERS, a nonprofit organization based in Arlington, Va., has been conducting the salary survey for 31 years. The data cover the pay of public school employees in 23 professional and 10 support positions, including bus drivers, secretaries, librarians, teachers, principals, district business directors, and superintendents.

The survey data track those employees’ salaries annually from 1993-94 to this past fall. Education Week adjusted the pay in each of those years into 2003 dollars to assess how earnings fared relative to the cost of living over time.

Read coverage of the salary survey in Education Week: "Schools Chiefs Lead The Way in Pay Trends".

View the accompanying charts, "Salaries and Wages in Public Schools." PDF format.

More information on the "2003-2004 ERS National Survey of Salaries and Wages in Public Schools" is available from the Educational Research Service.

Or, buy the report now from Education Week ($150).

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