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Average Salary for Houston Independent School District Employees

Houston Independent School District generally pays its employees $50K per year. What you do at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Houston Independent School District workers, followed by your experience level. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

How This Employer Pays

Houston Independent School District typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Houston Independent School District
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Teacher Assistant (4)
$16,405 - $35,369  
[-]Teacher Assistant (4)
Salary$14,923 - $34,036  
Total Pay$16,405 - $35,369  
[+]Elementary School Teacher (3)
$28,213 - $63,620  
[+]Elementary School Teacher (3)
Salary$27,466 - $65,205  
Bonus$181.87 - $4,063  
Total Pay$28,213 - $63,620  
[+]High School Teacher (3)
$42,797 - $103,011  
[+]High School Teacher (3)
Salary$42,427 - $110,314  
Bonus$206.32 - $9,661  
Total Pay$42,797 - $103,011  
 Precise Range (?
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
United States (change)

Years of Experience

Between the five- and ten-year marks, the average employee earns approximately $62K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach around $45K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $60K annually.


Bringing in the most money are High School Teachers — their earnings average $65K. Elementary School Teachers are a close second at $42K along with Teacher Assistants (about $22K).

Certifications and Degrees

Secondary Teacher Certification s are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $65K. Middle Teacher Certification s also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $58K per year. Houston Independent School District provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Education (MEd) — these employees rake in $64K annually.


Employees who count Data Analysis among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $59K. Folks here also tend to know Spanish Language; on the survey, less than ten percent of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Three more common skills are Adobe Photoshop, Childhood Education, and Training.

Benefits and Perks

29 percent receive paid vacation, and only half of workers get sick leave. A fair portion of workers can count on health insurance, and about one-half have dental coverage as a benefit. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, registered retirement savings plan (rrsp), and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

64 %
36 %
$24,622 - $56,993
$45,000 - $64,204
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
$33,249 - $62,201

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