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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
Hattiesburg 630 $40,070
Jackson 3 $41,180
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 1 $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
Jackson 110 $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, Pascagoula 800 $47,080
Hattiesburg 380 $44,580
Jackson 1 $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
Jackson 50 $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
Jackson 300 $38,340
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 190 $44,970
Hattiesburg 40 $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
Jackson 60 $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
Jackson 230 $44,250
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 160 $25,940
Hattiesburg 130 $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
Jackson 390 $30,480
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 200 $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
Jackson 100 $37,810
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 40 $45,850
Hattiesburg 40 -

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 480 $68,130
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 270 $81,000
Hattiesburg 100 $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
Jackson 450 $41,650
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 190 $49,860
Hattiesburg 110 $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
Jackson 310 $40,130
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 170 $48,360
Hattiesburg 60 $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
Jackson 300 $43,380
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 260 $48,130
Hattiesburg 130 $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
Jackson 170 $45,430
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 110 $46,180
Hattiesburg 50 $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
Jackson 160 $46,470
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 110 $49,200
Hattiesburg 60 $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
Hattiesburg 700 $17,780
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 350 -
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
Hattiesburg 540 $17,990
Jackson 2 $18,690
Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula 1 $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 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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