Educator Salary

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 annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$31,158 - $80,421
$31K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,098
10%
50%
90%

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$10.72 - $31.08
$11
$16
$31
MEDIAN: $16.13
10%
50%
90%

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$0$80K
Salary $31,158 - $80,421
Bonus $40.85 - $12,234
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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$27,259 - $78,037
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 410
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $10.72 - $31.08
Hourly Tips $1.06
Overtime $11.88 - $41.87
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $40.85 - $12,234
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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$27,259 - $78,037
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 179

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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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There are some Educators — though it's uncommon — that transition into Executive Directors, where earnings are an average $75K annually. Many Educators go on to become Elementary School Teachers or High School Teachers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $5K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

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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: $44,972

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

For those looking to make money, Educators in Washington enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 58 percent above the national average. Educators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+38 percent), Miami (+31 percent), Atlanta (+21 percent), and Houston (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 20 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Los Angeles and Salt Lake City (20 percent lower).

Educator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Educator?

Educator in Summit:
"Experience as an Educator."
Pros: Generously paid for retail environment.
Cons: Lots of requirements and feedback to maintain role. Growth opportunity needs to personal initiative; if you perform/excel in your role, no one will promote you unless you speak up.

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Key Stats for Educator

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Educator Salaries

▲41%

▲19%

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 79 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 23%
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