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Salaries range from $32,000 to $38,000 for new teachers in the Greater Delta. Corps members are independently hired by local schools or districts. They are responsible for obtaining certification and employment and are not paid by Teach For America.

  • Monthly Pre-Tax Salary: $2,730
  • Taxes: $743
  • Health Insurance: $65

Monthly Take Home Pay: $1,922

Signing Bonus

Thanks to the generosity of a longtime Delta supporter, the Greater Delta region will be offering up to $1,000 in additional funds to 2019 and 2020 CMs, as requested.


Average benefits of schools in this region:

  • Health benefits
  • Medical, dental, and vision care
  • Employee assistance and wellness programs
  • Vaccinations (e.g., flu shots)
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement benefits

Moving Costs

  • Average deposit: $375
  • Moving expenses: $200

Rent & Utilities

$600 Single / $400 Shared

Living Expenses

Living expenses in Mississippi and Arkansas vary based on where you live. Here are some budgeting areas to consider: 

  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Health insurance
  • Utilities
  • Gas/Insurance


Most corps members find that a car is required to get around.