Educator Salary

Approximately one-half of Educators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $27K to $78K per year, and the average comes out to $50K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Educators survey respondents are women (78 percent). Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Educators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,919 - $80,229
$31K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $49,572
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50%
90%

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$10.10 - $29.96
$10
$16
$30
MEDIAN: $15.99
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,919 - $80,229  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $12,416  
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,805 - $78,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 431
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $29.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50  
Overtime
$20.23 - $38.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$100.67 - $12,416  
   
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,805 - $78,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 158

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Job Description for Educator

Educator is a general description that applies to many different professionals; some common types of educators include Pre-K teachers, elementary, middle, and high school teachers, and postsecondary instructors. However, educators can work in many different fields from schools to hospitals to colleges. Generally, though, educators have a proven knowledge of a field and help others to gain knowledge in their area of knowledge

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Educator Tasks

  • Teach several subjects or a single class to K-12 or vocational schools.
  • Monitor, set, and assess students' progress and goals.
  • Develop academic curriculums.

Common Career Paths for Educator


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Educators who advance into the role of an Executive Director are fairly uncommon. Executive Directors on average earn $75K per year. A lot of Educators advance their careers by becoming Elementary School Teachers and High School Teachers. However, those positions offer $5K less and $1K less per year on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Educator

Pay by Experience for an Educator has a positive trend. An entry-level Educator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 203 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Educator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 151 salaries. An experienced Educator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 188 salaries. An Educator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 119 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,045

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Educators, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 57 percent above the national average. Educators will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+38 percent), Miami (+31 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), and Houston (+16 percent). Compared to the national average, San Diego Educators have considerably lower salaries, 20 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers also pay below the national average in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City (20 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Educator

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Educator Salaries

▲40%

▲18%

National Average
$45,000

▼7%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Educator Salaries

Training Program Development
▲11%


▲5%

Team Leadership
▲3%

National Average
$45,000


Program Development
▼8%

Program Management
▼8%

Bilingual
▼18%

Childhood Education
▼22%

Teaching
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 22%
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