Facts and Figures About States With the Lowest Average Teacher Salaries in Rural Districts

Last Updated: May 25, 2010

This article appeared in the May 2010 Rural Policy Matters.
Question: Which five states have the lowest salary expenditures for instructional staff members in rural districts (essentially the lowest average teacher salaries)?
Answer: Alabama has the lowest average expenditures for rural instructional staff at $37,932, followed by North Dakota ($38,895), South Dakota ($39,713), Oklahoma ($39,745), and Missouri ($40,683). The national average is $51,111.

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