Salaries for Nebraska Teachers Improve

Tuesday, the National Education Association released it's annual rankings of teacher salaries by state. Nebraska jumped five spots from last years rank of 41 to 36 this year. But local teachers aren't necessarily jumping for joy. That's because Nebraska is more than 7 thousand dollars under the national average for teacher pay, forcing many good talented teachers to leave the state. The average salary for Nebraska teachers is just over 39-thousand dollars, with a starting possible salary in the low 20's.