The highest paychecks go to High School Teachers, who earn about $58K annually on average, closely trailed by Middle School Teachers ($47K) and Middle School Special Education Teachers (around $46K).
By state, Shelby County School District pays its Tennessee employees the most; the pay rate there is $54K per year.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $48K annually. Average pay is approximately $51K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Shelby County School District folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $52K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $48K per year for Secondary Teacher Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. Those with a Master of Arts (MA) at Shelby County School District come out on top, and their salaries approach approximately $55K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Childhood Education; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $53K per year. Curriculum Planning also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to know English Language, Training, and Inventory Control.
Benefits and Perks
Health insurance comes as part of the deal for the vast majority of workers, and a strong majority of workers report receiving dental coverage as well.