Nebraska Teacher Pay Below National Average

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Nebraska State Education Association President Duane Obermier says 41st in the nation is not a good place to be when it comes to average teacher pay in the state. But Nebraska does have a lot of Midwest companies.

The American Federation of Teachers' latest survey of teacher salaries showed Nebraska paying an average of $37,896 a year.

That was slightly less than average pay for neighboring Colorado, Kansas and Iowa but more than Wyoming, Missouri or South Dakota. Colorado was the regional leader at $42,679.

The nation's average was $45,771.

The report shows Nebraska's average salary for beginning teachers ranked 37th in the nation at $27,127 for the 2002-2003 school year. That was up more than four-percent from the year before.

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