Montana teachers make some of the lowest salaries in the nation. This is based on a survey done by the AFT in 2005 which found that averages in the state placed them at 43rd in the nation. New teachers in the state can expect to make salaries that are among the lowest entry level pay in the United States. While salaries are low, the cost of living in Montana is not especially high, which may assist teachers in helping their pay go further. Additionally, Montana has made an attempt to offer teachers other forms of compensation like training programs that help teachers build skills and qualifications without a lot of out of pocket expenses. Teachers should also keep in mind that salaries of teachers in Montana have risen in recent years and may very well continue to do so.

Average Teacher Salaries in Montana

Salaries are from the 2008-2009 Great Falls Public Schools Teaching Salary Schedule and represent entry level pay.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $29,687
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $32,587
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $35,446

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