High School Teacher in San Diego, California Salary

The average pay for a High School Teacher in San Diego, California is $51,366 per year. A skill in Oral / Verbal Communication is associated with high pay for this job.

$35,984 - $75,537
$36K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,366
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$36,766 - $75,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41

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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Pay by Experience Level for High School Teacher

Pay by Experience for a High School Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level High School Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A High School Teacher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced High School Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 16 salaries. A High School Teacher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 14 salaries.

High School Teacher Reviews

Q: What is it like working in San Diego?

High School Teacher in San Diego:
"Wonderful experience."
Pros: Cooperative staff, mostly motivated students.
Cons: Curricular constraints and stress (both on part of teachers and students) due to standard testing priorities, administrative hassles.

Key Stats for High School Teacher

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects High School Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
▼11%

Skills That Affect High School Teacher Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲36%

Spanish Language
▲1%

National Average
$52,000

English Language
▼3%

Curriculum Planning
▼9%

Mathematica
▼14%

Leadership
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 8%