High School Teacher Salary

A High School Teacher earns an average salary of $47,760 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$33,667 - $73,140
$34K
$48K
$73K
MEDIAN: $47,760
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50%
90%

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$11.50 - $44.04
$12
$21
$44
MEDIAN: $20.67
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,667 - $73,140  
   
Bonus
$389.16 - $7,901  
Profit Sharing
$1,036  
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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$33,136 - $73,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5,656
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $44.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.91  
Overtime
$11.84 - $71.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$389.16 - $7,901  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,036  
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).
)
$33,136 - $73,807  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 268
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Job Description for High School Teacher

High school teachers, also called secondary school teachers, provide instruction to students in one or more areas of study within a public or private high school. They may also supervise extracurricular activities, proctor state testing exams, assist with college preparation (such as by writing letters of recommendation), organize field trips, and supervise study hall and/or detention, among other duties. High school teachers prepare lessons to deliver to students, as well as present the lessons in a way that students can easily understand. They must check students' learning with methods such as homework, tests, group work and student presentations. High school teachers must grade students' work in a timely manner, providing feedback that students can use in the class and later in their education.

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High School Teacher Tasks

  • Instruct via lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects at the post primary level.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Create, administer, and grade tests and assignments to measure students' progress.
  • Establish and enforce behavioral and procedural rules.

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Pay by Experience Level for High School Teacher

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

Pay Difference by Location

19%

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-11%

National Average: $47,808

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High School Teacher Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a High School Teacher?

High School Teacher in Melbourne:
`"$Having Compassion, Making a Difference."`
Pros: I like that every day I have a new opportunity to provide high school students with a solid academic foundation in strong belief that through that that they will have more choices in life.
Cons: The time and stress it takes out of you.

High School Teacher in New York:
`"$It is very interesting because we interact freely in class."`
Pros: Environment and brilliant students and also scholarships and award.
Cons: Their paymen.

High School Teacher in Logan:
`"$Making differences in kids lives."`
Pros: I love teaching my students, getting to know them, and feeling like I make a difference in their lives.
Cons: I hate the government regulations. The RESA that I had to complete for the state department of education was a total joke and waste of my time.

High School Teacher in Santa Monica:
Pros: Great boss/co-workers. Great, motivated students of various backgrounds. Pedagogical freedom. Warm community. Lots of prep time.
Cons: The commute. Requires a lot of extra participation. Sometimes need to finish work from home.

High School Teacher in Los Angeles:
`"$It Is Fantastic."`
Pros: I love influencing students' lives.
Cons: It is a lot of work and takes a lot of time. But it is completely worth it.

High School Teacher in Sunland:
`"$The Service Of Teaching."`
Pros: Making a difference in peoples lives is worth every moment!
Cons: Working for a company that is more of a company than a school is a tight rope to walk on.

High School Teacher in Raleigh:
Pros: Connecting with students and sharing my love of science.
Cons: Classroom management is a very challenging skill to learn.

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Key Stats for High School Teacher

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 635 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects High School Teacher Salaries

▲26%

▲12%

National Average
$48,000

▼2%

▼14%

Skills That Affect High School Teacher Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 635 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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