Teaching salaries in Mississippi are some of the lowest in the nation. In fact, a 2005 survey by the AFT placed Mississippi as 45th in the nation when it comes to teacher compensation. New teachers fare slightly better with earnings that rank 37th overall. While pay may not be high, the state does offer some benefits to teachers who wish to work there. There are a variety of programs that can help teachers earn certifications and higher level degrees at a minimum out of pocket expense to the teacher. Pay within the state will vary based on a number of factors including experience, level of education, and the particular school district.


Average Teacher Salaries in Mississippi

Salaries are from the 2006-2007 Mississippi Department of Education and reflect entry level pay.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $30,000
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $32,000
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $34,000

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