Average Teacher Salary in St. Joseph

The average teacher salary in St. Joseph is $39,641.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $23,292 $15,960 $17,862 $21,132 $25,935 $34,835
Kindergarten $42,075 $25,972 $33,470 $40,822 $49,860 $62,275
Elementary $43,482 $26,945 $34,182 $41,972 $51,962 $62,920
Middle school $45,542 $29,410 $35,180 $43,135 $54,232 $66,475
High school $43,815 $26,012 $32,795 $40,915 $53,027 $66,760

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General Facts

  • Staff: 1,831
  • Full time teachers: 861
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 13 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 164
  • Instructional Coordinators: 6
  • Elementary Teachers: 437
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 44
  • Pre-K Teachers: 14
  • High School Teachers: 366
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 11,096

Financial Statistics for St. Joseph

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $59,330,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $39,303,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $11,241,000
  • Total revenue: $109,874,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $57,598,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $62,538,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $15,532,000
  • Expenditures per student: $3,551,000
  • Total expenditures: $104,745,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $0
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $0
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $0

Information on Schools within St. Joseph

Elementary Schools within the St. Joseph

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Buchanan Co. Academy
4720 Green Acres
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
816-232-4789
  • Total: 16
  • 8th grade: 1
  • 9th grade: 8
  • 10th grade: 5
  • 11th grade: 1
  • 12th grade: 1
6 to 1 3 Kindergarten 12th Grade
Coleman Elementary
4536 Coleman Rd
Villa Ridge, MO 63089
636-742-2133
  • Total: 474
  • Kindergarten: 78
  • 1st grade: 76
  • 2nd grade: 60
  • 3rd grade: 92
  • 4th grade: 86
  • 5th grade: 82
15 to 1 33 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Edison Elementary
515 North 22nd
Saint Joseph, MO 64501
816-671-4110
  • Total: 326
  • Pre-k: 27
  • Kindergarten: 44
  • 1st grade: 48
  • 2nd grade: 47
  • 3rd grade: 43
  • 4th grade: 41
  • 5th grade: 40
  • 6th grade: 36
13 to 1 26 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Ellison Elementary
45 SE 85th Rd
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
816-667-5316
  • Total: 347
  • Kindergarten: 69
  • 1st grade: 42
  • 2nd grade: 45
  • 3rd grade: 49
  • 4th grade: 46
  • 5th grade: 46
  • 6th grade: 50
17 to 1 20 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Field Elementary
1100 Oak
Chillicothe, MO 64601
660-646-2909
  • Total: 249
  • Pre-k: 15
  • Kindergarten: 60
  • 1st grade: 64
  • 2nd grade: 74
  • 3rd grade: 63
  • 4th grade: 58
  • 5th grade: 50
14 to 1 18 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Hall Elementary
2509 Duncan
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
816-671-4160
  • Total: 358
  • Kindergarten: 55
  • 1st grade: 51
  • 2nd grade: 49
  • 3rd grade: 56
  • 4th grade: 52
  • 5th grade: 52
  • 6th grade: 43
16 to 1 23 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Hosea Elementary
6401 Gordon St
Saint Joseph, MO 64504
816-671-4180
  • Total: 418
  • Kindergarten: 54
  • 1st grade: 59
  • 2nd grade: 56
  • 3rd grade: 69
  • 4th grade: 59
  • 5th grade: 72
  • 6th grade: 49
13 to 1 31 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Humboldt Elementary
1520 North Second St
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
816-671-4190
  • Total: 406
  • Pre-k: 21
  • Kindergarten: 57
  • 1st grade: 60
  • 2nd grade: 52
  • 3rd grade: 65
  • 4th grade: 47
  • 5th grade: 52
  • 6th grade: 52
12 to 1 33 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Hyde Elementary
509 Thompson
Saint Joseph, MO 64504
816-671-4210
  • Total: 443
  • Kindergarten: 57
  • 1st grade: 67
  • 2nd grade: 50
  • 3rd grade: 60
  • 4th grade: 68
  • 5th grade: 66
  • 6th grade: 75
16 to 1 29 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Lake Elementary
1800 Alabama
Saint Joseph, MO 64504
816-671-4240
  • Total: 270
  • Pre-k: 27
  • Kindergarten: 34
  • 1st grade: 40
  • 2nd grade: 31
  • 3rd grade: 36
  • 4th grade: 26
  • 5th grade: 35
  • 6th grade: 41
12 to 1 22 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Lindbergh Elementary
2812 St Joseph Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
816-671-4250
  • Total: 454
  • Pre-k: 28
  • Kindergarten: 69
  • 1st grade: 64
  • 2nd grade: 60
  • 3rd grade: 60
  • 4th grade: 66
  • 5th grade: 55
  • 6th grade: 52
13 to 1 35 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Mark Twain Elementary
5316 Ruskin Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63115
314-381-1616
  • Total: 234
  • Pre-k: 11
  • Kindergarten: 40
  • 1st grade: 47
  • 2nd grade: 51
  • 3rd grade: 56
  • 4th grade: 46
  • 5th grade: 43
14 to 1 17 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Neely Elementary
1909 South Twelfth St
Saint Joseph, MO 64503
816-671-4280
  • Total: 286
  • Pre-k: 24
  • Kindergarten: 46
  • 1st grade: 38
  • 2nd grade: 44
  • 3rd grade: 29
  • 4th grade: 37
  • 5th grade: 40
  • 6th grade: 28
11 to 1 25 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Noyes Elementary
1415 North 26th St
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
816-671-4290
  • Total: 293
  • Kindergarten: 37
  • 1st grade: 45
  • 2nd grade: 29
  • 3rd grade: 51
  • 4th grade: 44
  • 5th grade: 48
  • 6th grade: 39
14 to 1 21 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Parkway Elementary
2900 Duncan
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
816-671-4310
  • Total: 389
  • Kindergarten: 64
  • 1st grade: 51
  • 2nd grade: 56
  • 3rd grade: 49
  • 4th grade: 59
  • 5th grade: 53
  • 6th grade: 57
17 to 1 23 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Pershing Elementary
2120 Ventura
Springfield, MO 65804
417-523-2400
  • Total: 165
  • Kindergarten: 47
  • 1st grade: 38
  • 2nd grade: 41
  • 3rd grade: 35
  • 4th grade: 41
  • 5th grade: 42
  • 6th grade: 36
19 to 1 9 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Pickett Elementary
3923 Pickett Rd
Saint Joseph, MO 64503
816-671-4330
  • Total: 326
  • Pre-k: 22
  • Kindergarten: 54
  • 1st grade: 39
  • 2nd grade: 42
  • 3rd grade: 42
  • 4th grade: 42
  • 5th grade: 41
  • 6th grade: 44
15 to 1 21 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Skaith Elementary
4701 Schoolside Ln
Saint Joseph, MO 64503
816-671-4370
  • Total: 463
  • Pre-k: 46
  • Kindergarten: 67
  • 1st grade: 65
  • 2nd grade: 60
  • 3rd grade: 45
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 63
  • 6th grade: 56
15 to 1 32 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Webster Elementary
1211 North 18th St
Saint Joseph, MO 64501
816-671-4410
  • Total: 291
  • Pre-k: 24
  • Kindergarten: 46
  • 1st grade: 31
  • 2nd grade: 44
  • 3rd grade: 44
  • 4th grade: 35
  • 5th grade: 34
  • 6th grade: 33
12 to 1 24 Prekindergarten 6th Grade

Middle Schools within the St. Joseph

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Bode Middle
720 North Noyes Blvd
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
816-671-4050
  • Total: 462
  • 7th grade: 219
  • 8th grade: 243
13 to 1 35 7th Grade 8th Grade
Robidoux Middle
4212 St Joseph Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
816-671-4350
  • Total: 348
  • 7th grade: 187
  • 8th grade: 161
13 to 1 27 7th Grade 8th Grade
Spring Garden Middle
5802 South 22nd
Saint Joseph, MO 64503
816-671-4380
  • Total: 407
  • 7th grade: 178
  • 8th grade: 229
12 to 1 33 7th Grade 8th Grade
Truman Middle
3227 Olive
Saint Joseph, MO 64507
816-671-4400
  • Total: 450
  • 7th grade: 234
  • 8th grade: 216
13 to 1 35 7th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the St. Joseph

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Benton High
5655 South Fourth
Saint Joseph, MO 64504
816-671-4030
  • Total: 852
  • 9th grade: 253
  • 10th grade: 204
  • 11th grade: 200
  • 12th grade: 195
15 to 1 58 9th Grade 12th Grade
Buchanan Co. Academy
4720 Green Acres
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
816-232-4789
  • Total: 16
  • 8th grade: 1
  • 9th grade: 8
  • 10th grade: 5
  • 11th grade: 1
  • 12th grade: 1
6 to 1 3 Kindergarten 12th Grade
Central High
369 North Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63017
314-415-7900
  • Total: 1,319
  • 6th grade: 41
  • 7th grade: 41
  • 8th grade: 39
  • 9th grade: 412
  • 10th grade: 401
  • 11th grade: 306
  • 12th grade: 294
15 to 1 88 9th Grade 12th Grade
Lafayette High
412 Highland Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
816-671-4220
  • Total: 750
  • 9th grade: 207
  • 10th grade: 204
  • 11th grade: 173
  • 12th grade: 166
14 to 1 54 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the St. Joseph (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Colgan Alt. Resource Center
3510 Frederick Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64506
816-387-2320
  • Total: 300
  • Pre-k: 36
  • Kindergarten: 6
  • 1st grade: 2
  • 2nd grade: 4
  • 3rd grade: 8
  • 4th grade: 5
  • 5th grade: 5
  • 6th grade: 6
  • 7th grade: 4
  • 8th grade: 8
  • 9th grade: 12
  • 10th grade: 20
  • 11th grade: 46
  • 12th grade: 138
8 to 1 36 Prekindergarten 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $17,704
  • Median family income: $41,494
  • Median male income: $24,559
  • Median female income: $15,482
  • Median income of a renter: $21,308
  • Median income of a home owner: $40,901
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    5,020 4,350 4,910 4,080 1,350