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According to Nevada’s Department of Personnel, the salary range for teachers is $44,411 to $66,001. The Department of Education reports the average salary for a Nevada certified teacher is $52,012. However, these figures cannot be taken as a guarantee of an actual salary for a new teacher who has recently earned teaching certification in Nevada. For this reason, the starting salary of an educator who has met the teaching requirements in Nevada will be contingent upon district size, subject area taught, degree level, and years of teaching experience.

Individuals interested in becoming a teacher in Nevada may find the following table beneficial. It contains U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data comparing Nevada-specific salary data with U.S. averages. Included in the table are average salaries for elementary, middle, and high school; special education; and postsecondary teachers.

Occupation Annual Mean Wage in Nevada Annual Mean Wage in U.S.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $75,130 $119,410
Physics Teachers Postsecondary N/A $90,570
Psychology Teachers Postsecondary $69,330 $76,060
Education Teachers Postsecondary $62,000 $65,630
English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary $58,270 $68,360
Preschool Teachers Except Special Education $24,270 $31,420
Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education $52,560 $52,840
Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education $53,760 $56,320
Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $54,000 $56,630
Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $53,660 $58,260
Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School $53,130 $56,690
Special Education Teachers Middle School $53,680 $39,370
Special Education Teachers Secondary School $55,280 $39,370

District size greatly impacts average salaries. The table below shows salary data for school districts in three of Nevada’s largest metropolitan areas.

City Annual Mean Wage
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV $49,050
Reno-Sparks NV $51,490
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area $47,050

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