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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

12,340

Salary Range

$36,820 - $59,950

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $36,820 to $59,950 a year in Mississippi. There are around twelve thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Hattiesburg 650 $44,870
Jackson 2,650 $43,150
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 1,300 $45,950

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

Total Employed

490

Salary Range

$39,090 - $98,900

English teachers have a salary range between $39,090 to $98,900 a year in Mississippi, with over 490 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson 90 $48,880

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

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Total Employed

8,850

Salary Range

$37,980 - $63,610

As a high school teacher in Mississippi you can expect to make between $37,980 - $63,610. There are around eight thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Hattiesburg 290 $47,730
Jackson 1,590 $45,790
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 1,160 $51,340

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

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Total Employed

220

Salary Range

$45,600 - $86,360

In Mississippi, a history teacher's salary may range from $45,600 to $86,360. There are around 220 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson 40 $84,620

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

Total Employed

1,170

Salary Range

$36,540 - $63,500

Kindergarten teachers in Mississippi, can earn between $36,540 to $63,500 a year. There are around a thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Hattiesburg 50 $43,750
Jackson 290 $45,350
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 210 $48,490

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

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Total Employed

28,900

Salary Range

$36,540 - $97,440

As a math teacher in Mississippi you can expect to make between $36,540 - $97,440. Mississippi is home to about twenty eight thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Jackson 90 $50,830

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

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Total Employed

1,590

Salary Range

$20,010 - $80,120

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $20,010 to $80,120 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
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 60 $30,330
Jackson 360 $41,570
Hattiesburg 140 $59,840

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

Total Employed

2,460

Salary Range

$23,180 - $45,340

In Mississippi, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $23,180 to $45,340, with over 2,460 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Hattiesburg 90 $33,520
Jackson 580 $27,960
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 210 $35,500

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

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Total Employed

3,310

Salary Range

$32,720 - $101,400

As a school administrator in Mississippi you can expect to make between $32,720 - $101,400. Mississippi is home to about three 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
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 40 -
Jackson 110 $46,740

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
Jackson 530 $76,570
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 310 $81,520
Hattiesburg 140 $74,060

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

1,960

Salary Range

$41,660 - $69,890

School counselors in Mississippi, can earn between $41,660 to $69,890 a year, with over 1,960 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Hattiesburg 90 $48,420
Jackson 500 $49,280
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 190 $54,120

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

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Total Employed

2,250

Salary Range

$35,070 - $69,010

In Mississippi, a special education teacher's salary may range from $35,070 to $69,010. 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
Jackson 340 $45,410
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 250 $50,340
Hattiesburg 100 $45,960

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

Largest School Districts in Mississippi

School District Schools Teachers
Desoto County School District 41 1,926
Jackson Public School District 63 1,720
Rankin County School District 27 1,354
Harrison County School District 22 865
Madison County School District (Mississippi) 22 850
Lamar County School District 16 613
Jackson County School District 15 579
Vicksburg Warren School District 16 570
Jones County School District (Mississippi) 12 541
Tupelo Public School District 15 523
Pascagoula-Gautier School District 19 505
Lee County School District 14 490
Hinds County School District 11 453
Lauderdale County School District 12 442
Meridian Public School District 12 409
Ocean Springs School District 7 393
Greenville Public School District 13 391
Gulfport School District 12 371
Lowndes County School District 9 366
Biloxi Public School District 8 352
Hattiesburg Public School District 9 316
Columbus Municipal School District 9 298
South Panola School District 6 295
Petal School District 5 280
Hancock County School District 7 278
Starkville School District 7 277
Simpson County School District 9 272
George County School District 8 266
Pearl Public School District 5 251
Alcorn School District 12 246
Itawamba County School District 8 246
Oxford School District 7 246
Clinton Public School District 9 244
Pontotoc County School District 7 242
Grenada School District 6 242
Wayne County School District 8 239
Picayune School District 11 234
Scott County School District 9 233
Cleveland School District 12 232
Tishomingo County Special Municipal Separate School District 8 227
Natchez-Adams School District 9 218
Laurel School District 8 212
Clarksdale Municipal School District 11 208
Marshall County School District 11 208
Louisville Municipal School District 7 205
Covington County Schools District 10 204
Smith County School District 6 203
Canton Public School District 9 202
Neshoba County School District 3 201
West Point School District 8 201

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

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