What are some differences between salaries in rural and urban school districts?


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The main difference between salaries in rural and urban school districts is that rural school districts pay less for the same positions because they have smaller budgets. Likewise, rural school districts offer fewer benefits as well for the same reason.

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Positions in rural school districts also tend to be more demanding than their urban counterparts because of understaffing as well as a lack of the specialists needed to handle in-demand subjects, extracurricular activities, and special needs students. Most people also find it hard to accept the living conditions in rural school districts, which range from inconvenient access to amenities to a lack of jobs for their spouses.

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