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Learn more about average salaries, cost of living, and expenses in the Las Vegas region.


The average starting salary for new teachers is $50,115. 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.


Our partner schools offer health insurance and retirement benefits, though the specific plans will vary from school to school. 

Moving Costs

  • First Month's Rent and Deposit: $1600
  • Travel to Summer Training: $300

Rent & Utilities

  • Single: $1475
  • Shared: $800

Living Expenses

  • Phone, Internet, Utilities: $425

Certification Costs

  • Up-front Testing Costs: $200-$400
  • Up-front Certification Costs: $260
  • Ongoing Certification Costs: $6,000-$11,000


  • Access to a car is required.