Arkansas teacher salaries average on the low end compared to their peers across the nation. The American Federation of Teachers put the school as 37th in the nation with an average overall salary of $39,226. This takes into account all salaries, including teachers with years of experience and higher degrees, and does not necessarily reflect starting pay for all teachers. Arkansas maintains statewide minimums for pay but what each school district will pay based on experience and education may vary from this suggested minimum. Getting a masterës degree is a great way to get more experience and give your salary a boost. Students may be interested in pursuing an alternate route to certification, as Arkansas is one of many states to offer this.
Average Teacher Salaries in Arkansas
Salaries are from 2005-2006 Arkansas Department of Education Statistics and reflect minimum salary requirements.
- Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $27,500
- Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $31,625