A Middle School Teacher earns an average salary of $45,393 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are MUSIC and mathematics.

$32,450 - $68,770
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$32K
$45K
$69K
MEDIAN: $45,392
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$9.97 - $45.34
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,450 - $68,770  
   
Bonus
$492.44 - $5,054  
Profit Sharing
$4,422  
Total Pay (?
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$31,796 - $69,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,515
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $45.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$2.86 - $51.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$492.44 - $5,054  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,422  
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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$31,796 - $69,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Middle School Teacher

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,269

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Middle School Teacher Reviews

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
$45,000



Skills That Affect Middle School Teacher Salaries

MUSIC
up arrow 15%

mathematics
up arrow 14%

Special Education
up arrow 10%

Team Leadership
up arrow 8%

Math
up arrow 7%

Science
up arrow 4%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 2%

Material Science
up arrow 1%

French Language
up arrow 1%

English Language
0%

National Average
$45,000

Mathematica
up arrow 1%

Childhood Education
up arrow 1%

Spanish Language
up arrow 2%

Teaching
up arrow 12%

Social Studies
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 288 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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