Middle School Teacher (except Special and Vocational Education) Salary

Middle School Teachers in the United States take home approximately $46K per year on average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Middle School Teachers is high. More than half of Middle School Teachers (62 percent) survey participants are women. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,265 - $61,238

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$29,265 - $61,238  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
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$28,973 - $61,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $46K. Middle School Teachers see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $52K on average.

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Experience Affects Middle School Teacher (except Special and Vocational Education) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 11%
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