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Mississippi Teacher’s Salary

Mississippi Teacher’s Starting Salary for the 2022 to 2023 school year is between $34,700 and $47,610 for a beginning teacher with a bachelor’s degree and no experience.  

Teachers in Mississippi earn an average salary of $47,162 a year, But a realistic number that a teacher makes depends on many factors; years of service within the school district is the most significant factor. And a close second is the degree level; after that, it depends on where you work in Mississippi. Do you teach for 10 or 12 months? Do you give training or Coach? All these factors determine the salary of a Mississippi State teacher. Below you will find a list of School Districts in Mississippi; click on the one you want to know the realistic teacher salary.

Pascagoule Gautier has the highest starting Salary in Mississippi State at $47,610. This is 37% more than Harrison County $34,700, with the lowest starting salary on our list. However, Madison County has the most significant pay bump for a master’s degree in the first year at $6,501, while Jackson has the lowest raise for a master’s in the first year at $1,500.With a Doctorate, your best option is Madison County. Because it has the highest starting salary for a Ph.D. at $57,664. Lamar County has the lowest Starting salary for a Ph.D. at $46,925.

Mississippi Teacher Salary Chart:

Pascagoula Gautier$47,610$49,372$52,378
Desoto County$46,501$48,001$50,501
Rankin County$44,800$46,300$48,800
Vicksburg Warren$44,200$46,400$50,000
Madison County$43,358$49,859$57,664
Lamar County$42,600$44,225$46,925
Jones County$41,500$43,000$46,925
Harrison County$34,700$39,937$48,720

What’s more, the job market for teachers is substantial.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs as school teachers will grow by 20% through 2026. Please consider that many colleges and universities offer tuition reimbursement programs to attract prospective college graduates who majored in education. Check with your local school district to learn more about their teacher salary policies and what kinds of scholarships are available to prospective students who plan on becoming a teacher one day.

How Much Does a Teacher Make in Your District?

Please see the Salary Schedule by District below; if you can’t find yours, we are probably working on it and will post it soon.