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Teacher salaries compete heavily with each other in Missouri

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For every teaching job opening in the public schools in Springfield, Mo., 144 people apply. District officials believe a competitive salary and benefits package is the biggest reason why so many people apply, according to a report from the Springfield News-Leader. Teacher pay in Springfield starts at $34,088 and tops out $64,240 for those with 30 years' experience and a doctoral degree. The...

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