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Teachers association president: Missouri teachers make $9k less than national average

2017-2018 Missouri Salary Schedule and Benefits Report was made available Tuesday. (MGN Online)

Following a statewide survey of Missouri teachers and their salaries, the Missouri State Teachers Association released its salary and benefits report Tuesday.

The report broke down what the minimum and maximum salaries for Missouri teachers in their respective districts, including those in the Central Region.

The top-5 for school districts paying the most to those teachers with a bachelor's degree on a minimum basis were:

  • School of the Osage R-II ($36,750)
  • Camdenton R-III ($36,500)
  • Jefferson City ($36,000)
  • Columbia ($35,500)
  • Blair Oaks R-II ($35,250)

Those that ranked lowest in the category were:

  • Maries Co. R-1 ($27,500)
  • Cooper Co. R-IV ($27,500)
  • Osage Co. R-1 ($27,250)
  • Chilhowee R-IV ($26,500)
  • Malta Bend R-V ($26,500)

The top-5 school districts paying the most to those teachers with a master's degree on a minimum basis were:

  • School of the Osage R-II ($41,650)
  • Jefferson City ($40, 270)
  • Camdenton R-III ($40,000)
  • Blair Oaks R-II ($38,350)
  • Holden R-III ($37,675)

Those that paid the least to teachers with a master's degree were:

  • Miller Co. R-III ($30,100)
  • Osage Co. R-I ($29,350)
  • Malta Bend R-V ($29,000)
  • Cooper Co, R-IV ($28,875)
  • Chilhowee R-IV (27,500)

"Our annual research shows that although Missouri teachers are making small gains in salaries, they are still making less than teachers nationwide," said MSTA Executive Director Bruce Moe. "Missouri teachers make more than $9,000 less than the national average. Missouri must better reward the time, energy and dedication that goes into teaching our future."

A release from the association said all 518 school districts responded to the survey. The release also reported a $19,163 difference between the highest paying district and the districts paying the state-mandated minimum starting salary.

The 2017-2018 MSTA Missouri Salary Schedule and Benefits Report can be read below:


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