Nebraska Teacher Careers, Certification & Salaries
Nebraska has ninety three counties, most of which have a set of school districts within it. Those districts are divided into five classes: Class 2, with less than 1,000 residents; Class 3, 1,001 to 99,999 residents; Class 4 with 100,000 to 199,999 residents (Lincoln Public Schools is the only district in this class); Class 5 with more than 200,000 residents, of which the Omaha Public School District is the only member; and Class 8, which are districts run by the state. Many of these districts remain rural, and many struggle to attract teaching talent. For new teaching professionals that are attracted to small learning environments, this state might have some interesting career options.
Nebraska Teacher Salaries
The State of Nebraska is ranked 42nd among the fifty states and the District of Columbia for teacher compensation. In 2009 the average teacher salary in Nebraska was $44,957.1 The Lincoln Public Schools salary schedule shows an educator with a master's in teaching and five years' experience earning $41,584.