Middle School Teacher Salary

A Middle School Teacher earns an average salary of $42,958 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are mathematics and Math.

$30,276 - $65,020

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$10.05 - $30.07

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,276 - $65,020  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,036  
Profit Sharing
$15.00 - $1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,184 - $65,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.05 - $30.07  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,036  
   
Profit Sharing
$15.00 - $1,500  
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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$30,184 - $65,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Job Description for Middle School Teacher

A middle school teacher usually teaches children who are between 11 and 14 years old. Sometimes, the teacher may be expected to oversee 30 children or more. The teacher will create lessons plans based on syllabi from the school or guidelines from the state being taught in.

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Middle School Teacher Tasks

  • Create and prepare materials for student activities.
  • Grade student tests and assignments, and maintain accurate student records according to laws and school regulations.
  • Teach students in public or private schools at middle or junior high level.
  • Adjust teaching methods according to individual student needs.

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What is it like working as a Middle School Teacher?

Middle School Teacher in Austin:
"It's an awesome job."
Pros: The children are the life of my job. I like being able to come and hangout and educate the kids.
Cons: Driving the bus is one of the worse things to do.

Middle School Teacher in Atlanta:
"Stressful, Tiring, Challenging."
Pros: The fulfillment of changing students' lives.
Cons: Disrespectful students/parents, lack of effort and motivation from students, no work ethic.

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Experience Affects Middle School Teacher Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Middle School Teacher Salaries

mathematics
up arrow 19%

Math
up arrow 13%


up arrow 6%


Childhood Education
up arrow 4%

English Language
up arrow 1%

French Language
up arrow 1%

Social Studies
up arrow 1%

National Average
$43,000

Mathematica
up arrow 2%

Material Science
up arrow 4%

Foreign Languages (Latin based)
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 631 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 13%
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