Facts and Figures About States With the Lowest Average Salary Expenditures for Instructional Staff in Rural Schools

Last Updated: April 26, 2011

This article appeared in the April 2011 Rural Policy Matters.

Question: Which five states have the lowest average salary expenditures for instructional staff in rural schools?

Answer: Alabama has the lowest average rural instructional staff expenditures at $37,932 (expressed as full time equivalent/FTE for all instructional staff). Alabama is followed by North Dakota at $38,895 per instructional staff member; South Dakota at $39,713; Oklahoma at $39,713; and Missouri at $40,683. The national rural average is $51,111.

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