A High School Teacher earns an average salary of $44,080 per year.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
High School Teacher Total Pay (?
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$30,342 - $68,418
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MEDIAN: $44,079
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High School Teacher Total Pay (?
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$8.61 - $35.58
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,342 - $68,418  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,900  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,913  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,040  
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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$30,206 - $69,160  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13,543
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$8.61 - $35.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.20 - $6.55  
Overtime
$11.96 - $44.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,900  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,040  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,913  
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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$30,206 - $69,160  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13,543
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A high school teacher is instrumental in the education of our youth. These teachers help to shape the future by providing not only knowledge to high school students, but a sense of confidence and self-worth, as well. Students in high school look to their teachers for accurate information on the class subject matter as well as fair and honest grading on assignments, as only with good feedback can students improve and excel. A good teacher is attentive to detail and is able to work with teenagers with a sense of patience and understanding. A teacher should be able to determine if the class is moving too fast and be able to slow things down so that students can keep up. High school teachers should also be familiar with the signs of domestic abuse, and are required to report any such suspicions to the appropriate state agencies. A degree in education is preferred, but a bachelor's degree in a related subject area may also be accepted. Teachers must have passed the PRAXIS or other state-required exam, and must have a teaching certificate in the state of employment. High school teachers should be familiar with any state testing requirements, and should know what level of accountability will apply to the teacher. A good teacher will be able to work with the state-required curriculum as well as that teacher’s own plans for the classroom. Good interpersonal skills are essential, not only for working with the students but for maintaining a good working relationship with other teachers, with the school’s administration, and with the other staff employed by the school. School days are typically Monday through Friday, and a teacher can expect to spend time at home planning lessons and grading papers.
High School Teacher Tasks
  • Create, administer, and grade tests and assignments to measure students' progress.
  • Establish and enforce behavioral and procedural rules.
  • Instruct via lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects at the post primary level.
  • Maintain student records.
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High School Teacher Reviews

What is it like working as a High School Teacher?
High School Teacher in Arusha:
"Impact Change In People."
Pros: The ability to reach out to young people and make a difference in their life and teaching jobs are very good in managing stress level. Sometimes you get a very good laugh during class discussions and you get to learn different types of people, their characters and just add on experience on people management skills and how to deal with people from various backgrounds. And also work flexibility.
Cons: With the country's situation where there are more students than teachers, it becomes hard to reach out to every individual needs. One teacher attends too many students that it becomes impossible to address individual needs of students.
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Experience Affects High School Teacher Salaries

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$44,000

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 3008 votes.
Gender
Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 12%
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