Middle School Teacher (except Special and Vocational Education) Salary

Median pay for Middle School Teachers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $45K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Men working as Middle School Teachers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Most people in this position report feeling highly satisfied with their jobs. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,511 - $61,118
$21K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,000
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$19,866 - $60,967  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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

  • 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 (except Special and Vocational Education)

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. 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 with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $54K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $57K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
36%
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Experience Affects Middle School Teacher (except Special and Vocational Education) Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲24%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Mid-Career
▼6%

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None:
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