Teacher salaries in Missouri tend to be on the low side. Overall, Missouriƫs teachers bring in salaries that put them at 41st in the nation on average. These low salaries seem to affect more experienced teachers more than those just entering the field, as averages of new teacher salaries placed the state at 32nd in the nation. Those looking for work in the state will find that the salaries they are offered will vary largely depending on the particular school district. One good thing to keep in mind, however, is that the cost of living in most areas in Missouri is relatively low. While actual salaries may be low, teachers may enjoy many other benefits like special loan programs and funding for additional education.

Average Teacher Salaries in Missouri

Salaries are from the 2006-2007 Independence Public School District Teaching Salary Schedule and reflect entry level pay.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $33,000
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $35,650
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $41,385

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