Teachers Thrive in Kansas City
In Kansas City, teachers do not just make a livable salary, they have thriving, active lives. Ready to dig into the details about salaries and benefits?
In Kansas City, teachers do not just make a livable salary, they have thriving, active lives. Ready to dig into the details about salaries and benefits?

Affordability

Kansas City is downright affordable. The cost of living is lower than the national average, which means teachers are more likely to buy and own homes here. Balance your career and lifestyle goals in KC.

Benefits Galore

Outside of strong salaries, teachers receive robust benefit packages. Packages include retirement plans, vacation time, medical plans, dental plans and vision insurance. 

But those aren’t the only benefits to teaching: There are many opportunities to grow in your field. Interested in having a mentor? Leading professional development? Traveling in the summer to bring back strong practices? Sky’s the limit.

Did you know that most people underestimate how much teachers take home? Take our quiz to test your knowledge.

Learn about all of the ways you can grow and expand your horizons in Kansas City.

Educators in Kansas City can earn up to $81,090 with a long, rich career behind them.

Average teacher salaries:

  • Elementary: $56,310
  • Middle School: $55,320
  • High School: $53,630

Did you know? According to the Manhattan Institute, compared to public school teachers—per hour—editors and reporters earn 24 percent less; architects, 11 percent less; psychologists, 9 percent less; chemists, 5 percent less; mechanical engineers, 6 percent less; and economists, 1 percent less. 

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