Average Teacher Salary in Mississippi

As salaries remain stagnant, the rankings for teacher salaries in Mississippi continue to follow an unchanging trend in the three years from 2007 to 2009 recorded by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2008 and 2007, Mississippi teacher salaries’ national ranking held at 45th. The average teacher salary in Mississippi rose 0.74 percent from 2007 to 2008 with the 2007 salary at $38,946.67 and increasing by $2,258.33 to $41,205 in 2008.

Even though teaching salaries in Mississippi dropped to 47th in 2009, teaching salaries in Mississippi rose 5.80 percent above the average 2008 salary and were 6.58 percent higher than 2007’s salary. Mississippi teacher salaries averaged $41,150 in 2009 and were $305 higher than 2008. The 2009 average salary was $2,563.33 higher than in 2007. The average teacher salary in Mississippi data is summarized below in the Mississippi teacher salary schedule:

Average Salary Percent Change
Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 2008 to 2009 2007 to 2008 2007 to 2009
Mississippi 47 $41,510.00 45 $41,205.00 45 $38,946.67 0.74% 5.80% 6.58%

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Financial Data for Mississippi

State Spending on Teachers

  • Salary expenditure on all teachers (including home schoolers, special education, non-certified teachers): $1,608,319,306
  • Benefits expenditures for teachers: $488,539,886
  • Instructional expenditures for teaching supplies: $132,128,942
  • Total current instructional expenditures per student (teacher salary and curriculum): $5,112
  • Total current expenditures per student: $8,678

Revenue Per Student From Various Sources

  • State revenue per student: $4,836
  • Federal revenue per student: $1,433

State Sources of Revenue for Schools

  • Revenue by state property tax: $982,600,977
  • Revenue by local government property tax: $-1
  • Federal grants direct to local districts: $33,859,303
  • Federal grants through state: $664,635,568

Mississippi School Districts

School District Full Time Teachers Student to Teacher Ratio Contact Information
Aberdeen School District 114 13 to 1
1100 West Commerce
Aberdeen, MS 39730
662-369-4682
Alcorn School District 261 14 to 1
Alcorn County Courthouse
Corinth, MS 38835
662-286-5591
Amite County School District 89 14 to 1
533 Maggie St
Liberty, MS 39645
601-657-4361
Amory School District 123 15 to 1
124 North Main St
Amory, MS 38821
662-256-5991
Attala County School District 95 12 to 1
100 Courthouse Suite 3
Kosciusko, MS 39090
662-289-2801
Baldwyn School District 75 12 to 1
107 West Main St
Baldwyn, MS 38824
662-365-1000
Bay St. Louis Waveland School District 128 13 to 1
201 Carroll Ave
Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520
228-467-6621
Benoit School District 22 13 to 1
1827 Hwy 1
Benoit, MS 38725
662-742-3287
Benton County School District 105 13 to 1
31 Main St
Ashland, MS 38603
662-224-6252
Biloxi Public School District 385 12 to 1
160 St Peters Ave
Biloxi, MS 39530
228-374-1810
Booneville School District 92 14 to 1
201 North First St
Booneville, MS 38829
662-728-2171
Brookhaven School District 204 15 to 1
326 East Couroute St
Brookhaven, MS 39601
601-833-6661
Calhoun County School District 155 17 to 1
119 West Main
Pittsboro, MS 38951
662-412-3152
Canton Public School District 196 17 to 1
403 East Lincoln St
Canton, MS 39046
601-859-4110
Carroll County School District 79 12 to 1
603 Lexington St
Carrollton, MS 38917
662-237-9276
Chickasaw County School District 38 16 to 1
501 Griffin Ave
Houlka, MS 38850
662-568-3333
Choctaw County School District 131 12 to 1
19 East Main St
Ackerman, MS 39735
662-285-4022
Claiborne County School District 104 17 to 1
404 Market St
Port Gibson, MS 39150
601-437-4232
Clarksdale Municipal School District 226 15 to 1
101 Mcguire Rd
Clarksdale, MS 38614
662-627-8500
Clay County School District 14 11 to 1
205 Couroute St
West Point, MS 39773
662-494-2915
Cleveland School District 246 14 to 1
305 Merritt Dr
Cleveland, MS 38732
601-843-3529
Clinton Public School District 271 18 to 1
203 Easthaven Dr
Clinton, MS 39056
601-924-7533
Coahoma County Agricultural High School 23 12 to 1
3240 Friars Point Rd
Clarksdale, MS 38614
662-624-9424
Coahoma County School District 119 13 to 1
1555 Lee Dr
Clarksdale, MS 38614
662-624-5448
Coffeeville School District 49 13 to 1
16849 Okahoma St
Coffeeville, MS 38922
662-675-8941
Columbia School District 119 16 to 1
613 Bryan Ave
Columbia, MS 39429
601-736-2366
Columbus Municipal School District 315 14 to 1
2630 Mcarthur Dr
Columbus, MS 39705
662-241-7400
Copiah County School District 177 17 to 1
254 West Gallatin St
Hazlehurst, MS 39083
601-894-1341
Corinth School District 147 14 to 1
1204 North Harper Rd
Corinth, MS 38834
662-287-2425
Covington County Schools 232 14 to 1
1211 South Dogwood St
Collins, MS 39428
601-765-8247
Desoto County School District 1,723 18 to 1
Five East South St
Hernando, MS 38632
662-429-5271
Drew School District 41 15 to 1
286 West Park Ave
Drew, MS 38737
662-745-6657
Durant Public School District 32 18 to 1
65 West Madison St
Durant, MS 39063
662-653-3175
East Jasper Consolidated School District 79 14 to 1
714 North Pine Ave
Heidelberg, MS 39439
601-787-3281
East Tallahatchie Consol School District 98 14 to 1
411 Chestnut St
Charleston, MS 38921
662-647-5524
Ellisville State School Administration 11 6 to 1
Hwy 11 South
Ellisville, MS 39437
601-477-5801
Enterprise School District 70 13 to 1
503 River Rd
Enterprise, MS 39330
601-659-7965
Forest Municipal School District 90 17 to 1
325 Cleveland St
Forest, MS 39074
601-469-3250
Forrest County Agricultural High School 41 14 to 1
215 Old Hwy 49 East
Brooklyn, MS 39425
601-582-4102
Forrest County School District 196 12 to 1
400 Forrest St
Hattiesburg, MS 39403
601-545-6055
Franklin County School District 123 12 to 1
41 First St
Meadville, MS 39653
601-384-2340
George County School District 266 16 to 1
5152 Main St
Lucedale, MS 39452
601-947-6993
Greene County School District 151 14 to 1
528 Oak St
Leakesville, MS 39451
601-394-2364
Greenville Public Schools 435 16 to 1
412 South Main St
Greenville, MS 38701
662-334-7000
Greenwood Public School District 211 14 to 1
401 Howard St
Greenwood, MS 38935
662-453-4231
Grenada School District 266 17 to 1
253 South Main St
Grenada, MS 38901
662-226-1606
Gulfport School District 391 14 to 1
2001 Pass Rd
Gulfport, MS 39501
228-865-4600
Hancock County School District 288 15 to 1
17304 Hwy 603
Kiln, MS 39556
228-255-0376
Harrison County School District 753 18 to 1
11072 Hwy 49
Gulfport, MS 39503
228-539-6500
Hattiesburg Public School District 332 14 to 1
301 Mamie St
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
601-582-5078
Hazlehurst City School District 97 16 to 1
119 Roberoute Mcdaniel Dr
Hazlehurst, MS 39083
601-894-1152
Hinds County Agricultural High School 19 11 to 1
34175 Hwy 18
Utica, MS 39175
601-857-3230
Hinds County School District 468 14 to 1
13192 Hwy 18
Raymond, MS 39154
601-857-5222
Hollandale School District 76 11 to 1
101 West Washington Ave
Hollandale, MS 38748
662-827-2276
Holly Springs School District 123 13 to 1
840 Hwy 178 East
Holly Springs, MS 38635
662-252-2183
Holmes County School District 186 18 to 1
313 Olive St
Lexington, MS 39095
662-834-2175
Houston School District 139 14 to 1
636 Starkville Rd
Houston, MS 38851
601-456-3332
Hudspeth Center Administration 10 4 to 1
Hwy 475 South
Whitfield, MS 39193
601-664-6310
Humphreys County School District 108 17 to 1
401 Fourth St
Belzoni, MS 39038
662-247-6000
Indianola School District 172 14 to 1
702 Hwy 82 East
Indianola, MS 38751
662-887-2654
Itawamba County School District 279 13 to 1
605 South South Cummings St
Fulton, MS 38843
662-862-2159
Jackson County School District 596 15 to 1
4700 Colonel Vickrey Rd
Vancleave, MS 39565
228-826-1757
Jackson Public School District 1,908 16 to 1
662 South President St
Jackson, MS 39225
601-960-8725
Jefferson County School District 105 14 to 1
942 Main St
Fayette, MS 39069
601-597-5047
Jefferson Davis County School District 121 15 to 1
1025 3rd St
Prentiss, MS 39474
601-792-4267
Jones County School District 541 15 to 1
5204 Hwy 11 North
Ellisville, MS 39437
601-649-5201
Kemper County School District 92 13 to 1
Main St
Dekalb, MS 39328
601-743-2657
Kosciusko School District 140 16 to 1
229 West Washington St
Kosciusko, MS 39090
662-289-4771
Lafayette County School District 182 13 to 1
100 Commodore Dr
Oxford, MS 38655
662-234-3271
Lamar County School District 564 15 to 1
300 North St
Purvis, MS 39475
601-794-1030
Lauderdale County School District 435 15 to 1
410 Constitution Ave
Meridian, MS 39302
601-693-1683
Laurel School District 244 12 to 1
303 West 8th St
Laurel, MS 39440
601-649-6391
Lawrence County School District 178 13 to 1
346 Thomas East Jolly Dr
Monticello, MS 39654
601-587-2506
Leake County School District 221 15 to 1
123 Main St
Carthage, MS 39051
601-267-4579
Lee County School District 465 15 to 1
1280 College View Dr
Tupelo, MS 38804
662-841-9144
Leflore County School District 185 15 to 1
1901 Hwy 82 West
Greenwood, MS 38930
662-453-8566
Leland School District 72 15 to 1
408 East Fourth St
Leland, MS 38756
662-686-5000
Lincoln County School District 185 17 to 1
233 East Monticello St
Brookhaven, MS 39602
601-835-0011
Long Beach School District 232 12 to 1
19148 Commission Rd
Long Beach, MS 39560
228-864-1146
Louisville Municipal School District 192 14 to 1
112 South Columbus Ave
Louisville, MS 39339
662-773-3411
Lowndes County School District 370 15 to 1
1053 Hwy 45 South
Columbus, MS 39701
662-244-5000
Lumberton Public School District 62 13 to 1
107 West Tenth Ave
Lumberton, MS 39455
601-796-2441
Madison County School District 739 16 to 1
117 Fourth St
Flora, MS 39071
601-879-3000
Magnolia Grove School 9 2 to 1
1401 College Dr
Meridian, MS 39304
601-481-2432
Marion County School District 185 13 to 1
600 Brd St
Columbia, MS 39429
601-736-7193
Marshall County School District 201 16 to 1
158 East College Ave
Holly Springs, MS 38635
662-252-4271
Mccomb School District 213 13 to 1
695 Minnesota Ave
Mccomb, MS 39648
601-684-4661
Mdhs Division Of Youth Services 32 2 to 1
North State St
Jackson, MS 39205
601-359-4957
Meridian Public School District 466 14 to 1
1019 25th Ave
Meridian, MS 39301
601-483-6271
Missisippi School For Math And Science 24 9 to 1
1100 College St Muw-1627
Columbus, MS 39701
662-329-7360
Missisippi School For The Arts 12 11 to 1
308 West Cherokee St
Brookhaven, MS 39601
601-823-1300
Missisippi School For The Blind 26 not available
1252 Eastover Dr
Jackson, MS 39211
601-984-8203
Missisippi School For The Deaf 26 5 to 1
1253 Eastover Dr
Jackson, MS 39211
601-984-8015
Mississippi State Hospital 1 38 to 1
Building 25
Whitfield, MS 39193
601-351-8024
Monroe County School District 177 13 to 1
1619 Hwy 25 North
Amory, MS 38821
662-257-2176
Montgomery County School District 28 16 to 1
618 Summit St
Winona, MS 38967
662-283-4533
Moss Point Separate School District 248 12 to 1
4924 Church St
Moss Point, MS 39563
228-474-1164
Mound Bayou Public School 43 14 to 1
301 Martin L. King
Mound Bayou, MS 38762
662-741-2555
Natchez-adams School District 292 14 to 1
10 Homochitto St
Natchez, MS 39121
601-445-2876
Neshoba County School District 199 16 to 1
401 Main And Beacon St
Philadelphia, MS 39350
601-656-3752
Nettleton School District 102 14 to 1
179 Mullen Ave
Nettleton, MS 38858
662-963-2151
New Albany Public Schools 162 14 to 1
301 Hwy 15 North
New Albany, MS 38652
662-534-1800
Newton County School District 128 15 to 1
15305 Hwy 15 South
Decatur, MS 39327
601-635-2317
Newton Municipal School District 87 12 to 1
205 School St
Newton, MS 39345
601-683-2451
North Bolivar School District 59 13 to 1
700 Lauderdale St
Shelby, MS 38774
662-398-4000
North Panola Schools 136 12 to 1
470 Hwy 51 North
Sardis, MS 38666
662-487-2305
North Pike School District 139 17 to 1
1036 Jaguar Trail
Summit, MS 39666
601-276-2216
North Tippah School District 91 15 to 1
24111 Hwy 15 North
Tiplersville, MS 38674
662-223-4384
Noxubee County School District 137 14 to 1
15867 Hwy 14 West
Macon, MS 39341
662-726-4527
Ocean Springs School District 355 15 to 1
2300 Government St
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
228-875-7706
Okolona Separate School District 59 12 to 1
503 West Main
Okolona, MS 38860
662-447-2353
Oktibbeha County School District 76 11 to 1
105 North Dr D. L. Conner Dr
Starkville, MS 39759
662-323-1472
Oxford School District 235 14 to 1
224 Bramlett Blvd
Oxford, MS 38655
662-234-3541
Pascagoula School District 554 13 to 1
1006 Communy Ave
Pascagoula, MS 39568
228-938-6491
Pass Christian Public School District 111 14 to 1
6303 West Wittman Rd
Pass Christian, MS 39571
228-255-6200
Pearl Public School District 256 15 to 1
3375 Hwy 80 East
Pearl, MS 39208
601-932-7916
Pearl River County School District 198 16 to 1
7441 Hwy 11
Carriere, MS 39426
601-798-7744
Perry County School District 103 13 to 1
105 Main St
New Augusta, MS 39462
601-964-3211
Petal School District 281 14 to 1
115 Hwy 42 East
Petal, MS 39465
601-545-3002
Philadelphia Public School District 90 13 to 1
248 Byrd Ave
Philadelphia, MS 39350
601-656-2672
Picayune School District 253 15 to 1
706 Goodyear Blvd
Picayune, MS 39466
601-798-3230
Pontotoc City Schools 167 14 to 1
140 Education Dr
Pontotoc, MS 38863
662-489-3336
Pontotoc County School District 237 14 to 1
285 Hwy 15 Bypass South
Pontotoc, MS 38863
601-489-3932
Poplarville Separate School District 149 15 to 1
302 South Julia St
Poplarville, MS 39470
601-795-8477
Prentiss County School District 193 12 to 1
105 North College St
Booneville, MS 38829
662-728-4911
Quitman County School District 105 13 to 1
Courthouse Annex Building
Marks, MS 38646
662-326-5451
Quitman School District 154 13 to 1
104 East Franklin St
Quitman, MS 39355
601-776-2186
Rankin County School District 1,274 14 to 1
1220 Applacee Park Placeace
Brandon, MS 39042
601-825-5590
Richton School District 53 14 to 1
701 Elm Ave
Richton, MS 39476
601-788-6581
Roger Amos Mcmurtry Administration 4 6 to 1
14426 James Bond Rd
Gulfport, MS 39503
228-328-6038
Scott County School District 236 16 to 1
100 East First St
Forest, MS 39074
601-469-3861
Senatobia Municipal School District 114 16 to 1
104 Mckie St
Senatobia, MS 38668
662-562-4897
Shaw School District 46 13 to 1
200 Jefferson Ave
Shaw, MS 38773
662-754-2611
Simpson County School District 282 15 to 1
111 Education Ln
Mendenhall, MS 39114
601-847-1562
Smith County School District 205 15 to 1
212 Sylvarena Ave
Raleigh, MS 39153
601-782-4296
South Delta School District 76 15 to 1
106 Athletic Dr
Rolling Fork, MS 39159
662-873-4302
South Panola School District 280 16 to 1
209 Boothe St
Batesville, MS 38606
662-563-9361
South Pike School District 132 15 to 1
250 West Bay St
Magnolia, MS 39652
601-783-3742
South Tippah School District 194 14 to 1
402 Greenlee Ave
Ripley, MS 38663
662-837-7156
Starkville School District 284 15 to 1
401 Greensboro St
Starkville, MS 39759
662-324-4050
Stone County School District 191 15 to 1
214 Critz St
Wiggins, MS 39577
601-928-7247
Stovall Sped Complex Administration 16 1 to 1
967 Regional Center Dr
Oxford, MS 38655
662-513-7739
Sunflower County School District 116 15 to 1
Courthouse-200 Main St
Indianola, MS 38751
662-887-4919
Tate County School District 173 18 to 1
107 Couroute St
Senatobia, MS 38668
662-562-5861
Tishomingo County Special Municipal Separate School District 225 15 to 1
1620 Paul Edmondson Dr
Iuka, MS 38852
662-423-3206
Tunica County School District 166 14 to 1
744 School St
Tunica, MS 38676
662-363-2811
Tupelo Public School District 559 13 to 1
72 South Green St
Tupelo, MS 38804
662-841-8850
Union County School District 175 15 to 1
250 Carter Ave
New Albany, MS 38652
662-534-1960
Union Public School District 59 15 to 1
417 South Decatur St
Union, MS 39365
601-774-9579
Vicksburg Warren School District 570 16 to 1
1500 Mission 66
Vicksburg, MS 39180
601-638-5122
Walthall County School District 160 16 to 1
814a Morse Ave
Tylertown, MS 39667
601-876-3401
Water Valley School District 92 14 to 1
544 Market St
Water Valley, MS 38965
662-473-1203
Wayne County School District 272 14 to 1
810 Chickasawhay St
Waynesboro, MS 39367
601-735-4871
Webster County School District 120 15 to 1
95 Clark Ave
Eupora, MS 39744
662-258-5921
West Bolivar School District 66 14 to 1
909 Hwy 8
Rosedale, MS 38769
662-759-3525
West Jasper Consolidated Schools 109 15 to 1
510 Hwy 18
Bay Springs, MS 39422
601-764-2280
West Point School District 210 16 to 1
429 Commerce St
West Point, MS 39773
662-494-4242
West Tallahatchie School District 67 14 to 1
1096 Friendship Rd
Webb, MS 38966
662-375-9291
Western Line School District 128 15 to 1
102 Maddox Rd
Avon, MS 38723
662-335-7186
Wilkinson County School District 98 14 to 1
488 Main St
Woodville, MS 39669
601-888-6085
Winona Separate School District 74 17 to 1
218 Fairground St
Winona, MS 38967
662-283-3731
Yazoo City Municipal School District 173 16 to 1
1133 Calhoun Ave
Yazoo City, MS 39194
662-746-2125
Yazoo County School District 117 15 to 1
119 West Jefferson St
Yazoo City, MS 39194
662-746-4672