The average Middle School Teacher in the United States earns approximately $49K annually. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Women account for the majority of Middle School Teachers who responded to the questionnaire — 60 percent to be exact. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,275 - $63,320
$33K
$49K
$63K
MEDIAN: $49,132
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$20,203 - $62,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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Job Description for Middle School Teacher (except Special and Vocational Education)

Middle school generally consists of grades six, seven and eight, and those who run the classrooms and provide instruction for these students are middle school teachers, who develop lesson plans, provide instruction and homework, issue tests, grade homework and reports, and provide grades and progress reports to students.

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Middle School Teacher (except Special and Vocational Education) 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 (except Special and Vocational Education)

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


For many Middle School Teachers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $41K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $41K. Middle School Teachers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. As Middle School Teachers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $59K.

Key Stats for Middle School Teacher (except Special and Vocational Education)

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %
037
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Middle School Teacher (except Special and Vocational Education) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None:
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