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Teacher Jobs in Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Education is hiring certified and dynamic preschool, elementary, and secondary teachers throughout the state's 152 school districts. Like other states, teachers who can fill a shortage role may be given preferred hiring status. In Mississippi, this includes subjects such as foreign languages, sciences, and special education. Teacher candidates are advised that salaries start at $31,184, and that larger districts such as Desoto County, Jackson, and Rankin County may have additional hiring needs.

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Mississippi Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

15,390

Salary Range

$36,020 - $55,760

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $36,020 to $55,760 a year in Mississippi. There are around fifteen thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Hattiesburg630$40,070
Jackson3$41,180
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula1$44,840

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

460

Salary Range

$42,960 - $91,460

English teachers have a salary range between $42,960 to $91,460 a year in Mississippi, with over 460 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson110$63,260

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

9,040

Salary Range

$36,310 - $59,730

As a high school teacher in Mississippi you can expect to make between $36,310 - $59,730. There are around nine thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula800$47,080
Hattiesburg380$44,580
Jackson1$43,400

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

200

Salary Range

$48,640 - $104,660

In Mississippi, a history teacher's salary may range from $48,640 to $104,660. There are around 200 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson50$71,730

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

1,130

Salary Range

$34,570 - $53,020

Kindergarten teachers in Mississippi, can earn between $34,570 to $53,020 a year. There are around a thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson300$38,340
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula190$44,970
Hattiesburg40$40,150

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

31,650

Salary Range

$34,570 - $101,750

As a math teacher in Mississippi you can expect to make between $34,570 - $101,750. Mississippi is home to about thirty one thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson60$60,290

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

1,290

Salary Range

$20,270 - $84,230

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $20,270 to $84,230 a year in Mississippi. Mississippi is home to about a thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson230$44,250
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula160$25,940
Hattiesburg130$58,020

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

2,350

Salary Range

$20,780 - $44,970

In Mississippi, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $20,780 to $44,970, with over 2,350 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson390$30,480
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula200$37,810

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

2,820

Salary Range

$26,160 - $97,250

As a school administrator in Mississippi you can expect to make between $26,160 - $97,250. Mississippi is home to about two thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson100$37,810
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula40$45,850
Hattiesburg40-

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson480$68,130
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula270$81,000
Hattiesburg100$73,070

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

1,990

Salary Range

$40,030 - $65,550

School counselors in Mississippi, can earn between $40,030 to $65,550 a year, with over 1,990 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson450$41,650
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula190$49,860
Hattiesburg110$51,200

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

1,450

Salary Range

$35,450 - $63,630

School librarians have a salary range between $35,450 to $63,630 a year in Mississippi. Mississippi is home to about a thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson310$40,130
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula170$48,360
Hattiesburg60$41,640

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

4,050

Salary Range

$32,570 - $62,060

In Mississippi, a special education teacher's salary may range from $32,570 to $62,060. Mississippi is home to about four thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson300$43,380
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula260$48,130
Hattiesburg130$40,520

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson170$45,430
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula110$46,180
Hattiesburg50$44,380

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson160$46,470
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula110$49,200
Hattiesburg60$44,440

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

5,880

Salary Range

$16,830 - $22,090

In Mississippi, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $16,830 to $22,090. Mississippi is home to about five thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Hattiesburg700$17,780
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula350-
Jackson-$17,660

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

11,100

Salary Range

$16,970 - $25,560

In Mississippi, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $16,970 to $25,560. There are around eleven thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Hattiesburg540$17,990
Jackson2$18,690
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula1$22,380

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in Mississippi

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Desoto County School District411,926
Jackson Public School District631,720
Rankin County School District271,354
Harrison County School District22865
Madison County School District (Mississippi)22850
Lamar County School District16613
Jackson County School District15579
Vicksburg Warren School District16570
Jones County School District (Mississippi)12541
Tupelo Public School District15523
Pascagoula-Gautier School District19505
Lee County School District14490
Hinds County School District11453
Lauderdale County School District12442
Meridian Public School District12409
Ocean Springs School District7393
Greenville Public School District13391
Gulfport School District12371
Lowndes County School District9366
Biloxi Public School District8352
Hattiesburg Public School District9316
Columbus Municipal School District9298
South Panola School District6295
Petal School District5280
Hancock County School District7278
Starkville School District7277
Simpson County School District9272
George County School District8266
Pearl Public School District5251
Alcorn School District12246
Itawamba County School District8246
Oxford School District7246
Clinton Public School District9244
Pontotoc County School District7242
Grenada School District6242
Wayne County School District8239
Picayune School District11234
Scott County School District9233
Cleveland School District12232
Tishomingo County Special Municipal Separate School District8227
Natchez-Adams School District9218
Laurel School District8212
Clarksdale Municipal School District11208
Marshall County School District11208
Louisville Municipal School District7205
Covington County Schools District10204
Smith County School District6203
Canton Public School District9202
Neshoba County School District3201
West Point School District8201

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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