Middle School Teacher (except Special and Vocational Education) Salary

Pay for Middle School Teachers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $46K annually. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Most Middle School Teachers like their work and job satisfaction is high. There are more female Middle School Teachers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 60 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$29,394 - $61,140
(Median)
$29K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,857
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$29,394 - $61,140  
   
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$29,052 - $61,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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.


Middle School Teachers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $39K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $45K. Middle School Teachers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. Middle School Teachers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $52K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 11%
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