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|
|Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area||$47,050|
- State of Nevada Department of Personnel – Salaries by Grade
- Nevada Department of Education (NDE) – Nevada Education Salary Information
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – Annual wages for education, training, and library occupations