The average salary for a Middle School Teacher is $42,135 per year.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Middle School Teacher Total Pay (?
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$29,804 - $63,466
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$10.03 - $30.62
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,804 - $63,466  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,066  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,183  
Commission
$0.00 - $21,852  
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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$29,698 - $64,154  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,623
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $30.62  
   
Overtime
$9.86 - $42.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,066  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $21,852  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,183  
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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$29,698 - $64,154  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,623
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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.
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 Difference By Location
Los Angeles
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Philadelphia
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Atlanta
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Detroit
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Memphis
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Dallas
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National Average
$42,000
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Cleveland
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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.
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Experience Affects Middle School Teacher Salaries

National Average
$42,000

Skills That Affect Middle School Teacher Salaries

English Language
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National Average
$42,000
Mathematica
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Gender
Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 13%
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