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 $79K per year, and the average comes out to $49K per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. For the most part, Educators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Educators survey respondents are women (74 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$31,471 - $80,643
$31K
$49K
$81K
MEDIAN: $48,994
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90%

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$9.72 - $29.46
$9
$15
$29
MEDIAN: $15.49
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,471 - $80,643  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $9,965  
Profit Sharing
$450.00  
Commission
$3,150  
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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$26,637 - $78,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 440
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $29.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.50  
Overtime
$15.05 - $38.06  
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
$103.04 - $9,965  
   
Commission
$3,150  
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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$26,637 - $78,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 161

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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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Though some Educators move into positions like Executive Director (where the average salary is $75K), this progression is not the norm. Educators most frequently become Elementary School Teachers and High School Teachers even though median compensation is $5K lower and $1K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Educator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Educators who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $35K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $42K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $62K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Key Stats for Educator

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.
028
Less than 1 year
4%
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

Late-Career
up arrow 39%


National Average
$45,000



Skills That Affect Educator Salaries

Training Program Development
up arrow 12%



Teaching
up arrow 4%

Team Leadership
up arrow 4%

National Average
$45,000


Program Development
up arrow 8%

Program Management
up arrow 8%

Bilingual
up arrow 17%

Childhood Education
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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