Facts and Figures About States With the Highest Salary Expenditures for Instructional Staff in Rural Schools

Last Updated: May 29, 2011

This article appeared in the May 2011 Rural Policy Matters.

Question: Which five states have the highest average salary expenditures for instructional staff in rural schools?

Answer: New York has the highest average rural instructional staff expenditures at $74,800 (expressed as full time equivalent/FTE for all instructional staff). New York is followed by Alaska at $74,193 per instructional staff member; Connecticut at $73,632; New Jersey at $65,674; and California at $65,120. The national rural average is $51,111.

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