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Kansas Teacher Careers, Certification & Salaries

Kansas has about 2.8 million residents today scattered across what has traditionally been an agrarian state. Over the last three decades the state has seen substantial rural flight into the urban areas, shifting the education dynamic substantially. Wichita and Kansas City/Overland Park have developed school districts with the urban characteristics of increasing diversity and children from homes with modest incomes. Conversely, there are dozens of schools in the rural areas that are losing student population every year. Teaching in Kansas can range from small prairie towns to the large commercial and financial centers like Wichita, to the medium sized cities of Topeka and Lawrence.

Kansas Teacher Salaries

Teacher salaries in Kansas are ranked 37th among the fifty one jurisdictions that includes all of the states and the District of Columbia.