Middle School Teacher Salary

A Middle School Teacher earns an average salary of $45,830 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are MUSIC, mathematics, Team Leadership, and Special Education.

$33,341 - $69,523
$33K
$46K
$70K
MEDIAN: $45,879
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$10.20 - $44.82
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MEDIAN: $19.68
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$33,341 - $69,523  
   
Bonus
$302.70 - $5,072  
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
Total Pay (?
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$32,611 - $70,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 3,003
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$10.20 - $44.82  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$3.14 - $59.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$302.70 - $5,072  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,500  
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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$32,611 - $70,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 138

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Middle School Teacher

Pay by Experience for a Middle School Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level Middle School Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 1,251 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Middle 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 $45,000 based on 743 salaries. An experienced Middle School Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 941 salaries. A Middle 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 $60,000 based on 412 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,798

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Middle School Teacher Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Middle School Teacher

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 345 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Middle School Teacher Salaries

▲31%

▲12%

National Average
$46,000

▼1%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Middle School Teacher Salaries

MUSIC
▲17%

mathematics
▲12%


Special Education
▲10%

Math
▲6%



▲1%

French Language
▼0%

National Average
$46,000


▼1%



Teaching
▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 345 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 15%
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