Early Childhood Education Jobs in Mississippi

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Mississippi has large expanses of forest and other rural terrain, and it’s the poorest state in the nation. This is reflected in the salaries state-wide for early childhood education jobs. Kindergarten teachers earn about $41,000, which puts Mississippi at #41 in the nation. The part of Mississippi closest to Memphis, Tennessee may be the best place for special education teachers and kindergarten teachers to find good-paying jobs. Overall, though, Mississippi does not offer competitive salaries for early childhood education workers.

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Mississippi Salary Rankings

#41

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#43

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

#44

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#49

in the US for Childcare Workers

Early Childhood Jobs in Mississippi

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 5,580 $17,900 eks92%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 2,940 $22,330 eks82%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 2,830 $32,070 eks77%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 1,390 $42,960 eks80%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,270 $41,040 eks82%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Job Stats

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Statistics for Childcare Workers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 2,950 $17,910 eks92%
Jackson, MS 1,090 $17,690 eks91%
Hattiesburg, MS 410 $18,790 eks96%
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 390 $18,520 eks95%
Pascagoula, MS 250 $17,890 eks92%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 970 $52,020 check104%
Jackson, MS 240 $38,300 eks76%
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 120 $49,070 eks98%
Pascagoula, MS 50 $43,600 eks87%
Hattiesburg, MS 30 $38,930 eks78%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 2,050 $21,400 eks79%
Jackson, MS 910 $22,200 eks82%
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 370 $19,340 eks71%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,020 $53,340 eks99%
Jackson, MS 260 $44,200 eks82%
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 130 $44,700 eks83%
Pascagoula, MS 100 $46,020 eks86%
Hattiesburg, MS 50 $41,660 eks77%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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