High School Teachers rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $58K per year; Middle School Teachers come in second with median earnings amounting to around $47K, and Middle School Special Education Teachers rank near the top as well ($46K).
Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $54K annually) in Tennessee.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $51K per year. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $48K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (43 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $52K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Secondary Teacher Certifications receive bigger paychecks (about $48K annually) than those without credentials. Shelby County School District workers who hold a Master of Arts (MA) are also well compensated, earning $55K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Childhood Education; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $53K per year. A garden variety skill at Shelby County School District is Curriculum Planning; just under a third of Shelby County School District's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are English Language, Training, and Inventory Control.
Benefits and Perks
Almost all respondents receive health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants get dental coverage.