Nebraska Teacher Salary Information

Nebraska Teaching Salaries are not tipping the scales by any means. However, people are still happily entering the field of teaching. Teaching is a rewarding career for those who wish to make a difference in their community and the world at large.

If you are a motivated individual, there are options for greatly increasing you Nebraska teacher's salary. There are loan deferment programs, summer school positions (This may sound awful, however, you would then be working as much as most everyone else in the professional world), and you can also increase your teaching salary by earning an advanced degree in education.

When scrutinizing the Nebraska teaching salary, remember to include benefits such as outstanding healthcare and dental plans. There are many perks to becoming a teacher. If you use the usual professional measuring stick of salary comparison, you will only be showing yourself a small portion of what teaching can offer.

As you can see below, you can greatly increase your earning potential as a Nebraska Teacher if you acquire an advanced degree such as a Master's degree or a Doctorate degree.

Here are average annual starting teacher salaries from the National Education Association, 2013, and median annual teacher salaries by grade level, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-15 Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Type of Teacher Average or Median Annual Salary
Starting Teacher (Average) $30,844
Kindergarten Teacher (Median) $43,350
Elementary School Teacher (Median) $47,130
Middle School Teacher (Median) $48,630
High School Teacher (Median) $47,980
Substitute Teacher (Median) $31,600

When viewing these numbers, keep in consideration such benefits as full dental, long-term disability and quality health insurance. Secondly, these are salaries based on a 182-day or 10-month work year. We encourage you to explore what each school district has to offer you, take into consideration the area in which you wish to live and do the math to see if you will be satisfied. Good luck!