State Board Policy

DESCRIPTOR TERM: Recommended Non-Binding Mississippi School Nurse Salary Schedule
CODE: 4010
ADOPTION DATE: August 17, 2007
REVISION:

Pursuant to House Bill 1132 as passed in the 2007 Legislative Session, the Mary Kirkpatrick-Haskell – Mary Sprayberry Public School Nurse Act of 2007 states that, “the State Department of Education, through the Office of Healthy Schools, shall…develop recommended salary structure for school districts to use when hiring a school nurse.”

In the absence of a salary scale of any kind for school nurses, the Office of Healthy Schools has recommended that districts either use the teacher salary scale when hiring school nurses, or – if recruitment dictates - pay based on a trend for their particular area. Most districts have used the teacher salary scale. The recommended non-binding salary schedule is the teacher salary scale simply adjusted for nursing degrees. It applies only to Registered Nurses. Licensed Practical Nurses are considered non-exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act and must be paid on an hourly basis.

Recommended Non-Binding
Mississippi School Nurse
Salary Schedule

 

 

2007-2008

 

 

Yrs. Exp.

Doctorate

Masters

BSN

Associate Degree RN

0

$35,020

$33,990

$32,960

$30,900

1

$35,814

$34,717

$33,620

$31,395

2

$36,608

$35,444

$34,280

$31,890

3

$37,402

$36,171

$34,940

$32,385

4

$38,196

$36,898

$35,600

$32,880

5

$38,990

$37,625

$36,260

$33,375

6

$39,784

$38,352

$36,920

$33,870

7

$40,578

$39,079

$37,580

$34,365

8

$41,372

$39,806

$38,240

$34,860

9

$42,166

$40,533

$38,900

$35,355

10

$42,960

$41,260

$39,560

$35,850

11

$43,754

$41,987

$40,220

$36,345

12

$44,548

$42,714

$40,880

$36,840

13

$45,342

$43,441

$41,540

$37,335

14

$46,136

$44,168

$42,200

$37,830

15

$46,930

$44,895

$42,860

$38,325

16

$47,724

$45,622

$43,520

$38,820

17

$48,518

$46,349

$44,180

$39,315

18

$49,312

$47,076

$44,840

$39,810

19

$50,106

$47,803

$45,500

$40,305

20

$50,900

$48,530

$46,160

$40,800

21

$51,694

$49,257

$46,820

$41,295

22

$52,488

$49,984

$47,480

$41,790

23

$53,282

$50,711

$48,140

$42,285

24

$54,076

$51,438

$48,800

$42,780

25 & above

$56,930

$54,225

$51,520

$44,840

 

[1] This salary schedule is applicable to Registered Nurses (RN) only, classified as exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

[2] Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) are non-exempt employees under FLSA, and should be paid on an hourly basis.

[3] Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) will be paid on the same scale as Teacher Assistants ($12,500 minimum).

[4] Nationally Certified School Nurses will receive a $6,000 salary supplement annually.


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