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Middle School Teacher Salary

A Middle School Teacher earns an average salary of $42,381 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, Math, and Social Studies.
$30,072 - $63,787
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $42,380
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$10.09 - $29.76
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,072 - $63,787  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,120  
Profit Sharing
$15.26 - $3,931  
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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$29,961 - $64,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,920
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $29.76  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $43.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,120  
   
Profit Sharing
$15.26 - $3,931  
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).
)
$29,961 - $64,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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Job Description for Middle School Teacher

Middle school teachers generally teach grades 6 through 8. Teachers who instruct middle school must be equipped with a great deal of patience. Communication, trust, and the ability to motive and understand children are key components to being a good middle school teacher, particularly because these are very formative years for children. The education they receive during this time shapes their futures and prepares them for adulthood. Middle school teachers are required to obtain a bachelor's degree and complete teacher education/certification programs that are specific to each state. They can teach such subjects as science, math, English, social studies, art, music and more. Middle school teachers prepare report cards to show the progress of each student, and they also assist those students who have difficulty with certain subjects. On occasion, they will have to meet with parents and members of the staff to discuss any problems a student may be having personally or academically. They may also supervise extracurricular activities and field trips. Most middle school teachers work at public or private schools and generally work Monday through Friday with the summers off (unless they teach summer school or work for a year-round school). On occasion, they may need to stay at work in the evening or come in on the weekends.

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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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Middle School Teacher Reviews

What is it like working as a Middle School Teacher?
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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Middle School Teacher Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Middle School Teacher Salaries

mathematics
up arrow 21%

Math
up arrow 14%

Social Studies
up arrow 12%




French Language
up arrow 5%

Science
up arrow 3%

English Language
up arrow 2%

Mathematica
0%

National Average
$43,000

Material Science
up arrow 1%

Foreign Languages (Latin based)
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1061 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 13%