More on Mississippi teacher pay

The print version of our Sunday story, looking at how teacher pay in Mississippi is determined contained graphs of the state’s salary scale and the local supplements for several Northeast Mississippi school districts. I’ve included those below:

 

MISSISSIPPI TEACHER SALARY SCHEDULE

This is the minimum salary scale mandated by the state. Individual districts can add to this with local supplements. 
 
Yrs. Exp.     A           AA           AAA          AAAA
0              30,900      32,960      33,900        35,020
1              31,395      33,620      34,717        35,814
2              31,890      34,280      35,444        36,608
3              32,385      34,940      36,171        37,402
4              32,880      35,600      36,898        38,196
5              33,375      36,200      37,625        38,990
6              33,870      36,920      38,352        39,784
7              34,365      37,580      39,079        40,578
8              34,860      38,240      39,806        41,372
9              35,355      38,900      40,533        42,166
10            35,850      39,560      41,260        42,960
11            36,345      40,220      41,987        43,754
12            36,840      40,880      42,714        44,548
13            37,335      41,450      43,441        45,342
14            37,830      42,200      44,168        46,136
15            38,325      42,860      44,895        46,930
16            38,820      43,520      45,622         47,724
17            39,315      44,180      46,349         48,518
18            39,810      44,840      47,076         49,312
19           40,305       45,500      47,803         50,106
20           40,800       46,160      48,530        50,900
21           41,295       46,820      49,257        51,694
22           41,790       47,480      49,984        52,488
23           42,285       48,140      50,711        53,282
24           42,780       48,800      51,438        54,076
25           45,335       51,520      54,225        56,930
26           45,830       52,180      54,952        57,724
27           46,325       52,840      55,679        58,518
28           46,820       53,500      56,406        59,312
29           47,315       54,160      57,133        60,106
30           47,810       54,820      57,860        60,900
31           48,305       55,840      58,587        61,694
32          48,800        56,140      59,314        62,488
33          49,295        56,800      60,041        63,282
34          49,790        57,460      60,768        64,076
35+        50,285        58,120      61,495        64,870
 
A-Bachelor’s Degree
AA-Master’s Degree
AAA-Specialist
AAAA-Doctorate
Annual increase includes $495 for bachelor’s degree, $660 for a master’s, $727 for a specialist and $794 for a doctorate. All teachers receive an additional $2,060 increment in their 25th year
 
 
 
LOCAL SUPPLEMENTS
A look at Northeast Mississippi school districts who replied to a Daily Journal request to provide their local supplements. In some districts, the amount of the supplement increases each year. In those cases the range is listed.
                            A                     AA                   AAA                AAAA
Aberdeen            1,000-2,920    1,000-1,370      1,000-1,370      1,000-1,370
Baldwyn             500                  600                   600                    600
Booneville          375                  375                   375                    375
Chickasaw Cnty 250                   250                  250                    250
*Corinth              1,100               1,800                2,000                2,200
Itawamba Cnty    450                  450                  450                    450
Lee County          1,335-1,495     1,360-1,560    1,385-1,585       1,410-1,610
Marshall Cnty      1,350               1,500               1,750                 2,000
Monroe Cnty        300                  300                  300                    300
Nettleton              435-615           460-680          485-705             510-730
New Albany         1,500               1,800              2,200                  2,300
North Tippah        284                  284                 284                     284
**Oxford              4,190-4,540     4,475-4,825    4,785-5,310       5,095-5,620
Pontotoc City       675                    1,075             1,475                 1,975
***Pontotoc Cnty 0                       0                    0                        0
South Tippah         600                   700                800                   NA
Starkville               1,750-2,200      1,850-2,300  1,950-2,400      1,950-2,750
Tupelo                    3,428-4,783      3,745-5,144  4,089-5,533     4,285-6,986
Union County        950                    1,025            1,100                1,175
 
 

A-Bachelor’s Degree
AA-Master’s Degree
AAA-Specialist
AAAA-Doctorate
* Includes an additional increment up to 38 years of experience
** Includes an additional increment up to 42 years of experience
*** Used to have a $500 local supplement, but cut it during economic downturn
 
 
FACT BOX 3
Average teacher pay
Average teacher pay, by district, for the 2012-13 school year. Note: Higher amounts represent not only higher local supplements, but also that those districts have more experienced teachers or more teachers with higher degrees.
Aberdeen: $39,466
Alcorn County: $42,392
Amory: $41,139
Baldwyn: $40,044
Benton County: $38,830
Booneville: $42,845
Calhoun County: $41,457
Chickasaw County: $37,283
Clay County: $40,141
Corinth: $41,251
Holly Springs: $39,951
Houston: $40,069
Itawamba County: $41,063
Lafayette County: $41,355
Lee County: $39,796
Marshall County: $39,880
Monroe County: $39,954
Nettleton: $40,992
New Albany: $42,743
North Tippah: $42,570
Okolona Separate: $36,852
Oktibbeha County: $38,795
Oxford: $44,917
Pontotoc City: $41,043
Pontotoc County: $39,682
Prentiss County: $39,334
South Tippah: $42,087
Starkville: $41,500
Tishomingo County: $42,928
Tupelo: $42,726
Union County: $40,895
West Point: $40,303
State average: $41,814
-Source: Superintendent Annual Report
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