Using 2009 data, the average teachers salary in the state of Wisconsin is (according to teachersalaryinfo.com) $48,743.33 per year. With total teacher salary expenditures of $3,571,389,694. With this information we can accurately estimate the amount of teachers in the state at 73,269.

Benefit expenditures for the state: $1,719,827,769. With this information we can accurately conclude the average teacher in the state of Wisconsin is paid an additional $23,472.00 (rounding) in state provided benefits.

Based on this information the average teacher salary in the state is $72,215.33 per year in total compensation. This number is accurate to within in +/-$25. Unless someone on this board can prove me wrong mathematically, then I suggest both sides on this board use the $72,200 number when discussing teacher salaries in the state.

Furthermore, Wisconsin is rated at 24th in the nation in teacher salaries and this $72,200 would also be a good barometer to suggest the average teachers salary in the entire United States.

Now lets annualize this ACCURATE data which was CPwill's original intent: 1.3333*$72,215.33=$96,287.10 per year. The average teacher in the state of Wisconsin makes an annualized salary of $96,287.10 per year!!!!!