Instructional Staff Salary and Benefits Spending: 1991–2011

Between 1991 and 2011, spending on instructional staff compensation, including salary and benefits, comprised more than half of current expenditures for public elementary and secondary education. During this period, spending on instructional staff compensation increased nationally by $101 billion (54 percent), according to “Instructional Staff Salary and Benefits Spending: 1991–2011.” This Data Point focuses on how instructional staff salary and benefits spending changed from 1991–2011.  More info