Average Teacher Salary Rank: 26th
Starting Teacher Salary Rank: 23rd
Salary raise last year: 1.0 %
Salary raise over 10 years: 29.0 %
Mississippi is 11th on our comfort scale with a starting salary of $31,184 and average salaries of $41,814. This southern state's motto is "The South's Warmest Welcome" which makes it a great place for anyone who wants to be a teacher in a close-knit community. Keep in mind that if you get your master's degree, your starting salary may be higher than $31,187.