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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

14,290

Salary Range

$35,030 - $55,550

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $35,030 to $55,550 a year in Mississippi. There are around fourteen thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson2,740$41,390
Gulfport, Biloxi1,070$42,350
Pascagoula760$45,290
Hattiesburg610$40,150

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

Total Employed

580

Salary Range

$40,050 - $73,910

English teachers have a salary range between $40,050 to $73,910 a year in Mississippi, with over 580 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson150$54,050

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

10,670

Salary Range

$35,550 - $57,790

As a high school teacher in Mississippi you can expect to make between $35,550 - $57,790. There are around ten thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson2,190$43,280
Gulfport, Biloxi880$43,540
Hattiesburg560$42,380
Pascagoula450$45,110

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

Total Employed

240

Salary Range

$41,000 - $81,530

In Mississippi, a history teacher's salary may range from $41,000 to $81,530. There are around 240 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson50$53,530

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

Total Employed

1,310

Salary Range

$34,180 - $57,850

Kindergarten teachers in Mississippi, can earn between $34,180 to $57,850 a year. There are around a thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson130$39,900
Gulfport, Biloxi120$45,250
Pascagoula80$44,620
Hattiesburg50$43,690

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

Total Employed

34,310

Salary Range

$34,180 - $74,440

As a math teacher in Mississippi you can expect to make between $34,180 - $74,440. Mississippi is home to about thirty four thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson110$51,600

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

Total Employed

1,150

Salary Range

$24,820 - $82,540

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $24,820 to $82,540 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
Jackson240$49,750
Hattiesburg110$63,100

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

Total Employed

2,560

Salary Range

$18,320 - $38,490

In Mississippi, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $18,320 to $38,490, with over 2,560 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson610$27,700
Gulfport, Biloxi-$25,120
Hattiesburg-$20,660
Pascagoula-$19,950

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

Total Employed

2,740

Salary Range

$32,100 - $93,550

As a school administrator in Mississippi you can expect to make between $32,100 - $93,550. 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
Jackson80-
Pascagoula-$37,110

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
Jackson470$73,600
Gulfport, Biloxi160$75,290
Hattiesburg110$68,530
Pascagoula110$79,720

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

1,870

Salary Range

$39,050 - $68,270

School counselors in Mississippi, can earn between $39,050 to $68,270 a year, with over 1,870 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson350$48,500
Hattiesburg160$29,750
Gulfport, Biloxi110$49,210
Pascagoula70$56,720

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

1,620

Salary Range

$34,440 - $60,590

School librarians have a salary range between $34,440 to $60,590 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
Jackson370$43,770
Gulfport, Biloxi100$47,880
Hattiesburg70$42,100
Pascagoula70$51,430

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

Total Employed

2,830

Salary Range

$36,250 - $59,470

In Mississippi, a special education teacher's salary may range from $36,250 to $59,470. Mississippi is home to about two thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson200$44,670
Gulfport, Biloxi110$46,310
Pascagoula110$47,500
Hattiesburg80$45,990

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
Jackson60$45,440
Pascagoula40$45,520
Gulfport, Biloxi30$47,370
Hattiesburg30$42,910

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
Gulfport, Biloxi110$48,220
Jackson80$44,480
Pascagoula50$46,330
Hattiesburg40$44,270

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

Total Employed

4,470

Salary Range

$16,530 - $19,560

In Mississippi, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $16,530 to $19,560. Mississippi is home to about four thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Hattiesburg390$17,720
Jackson300$18,030

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

$16,810 - $23,090

In Mississippi, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $16,810 to $23,090. There are around eleven thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson1,970$18,570
Gulfport, Biloxi850$19,070
Pascagoula630$20,460
Hattiesburg480$18,830

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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