Middle School Teacher (except Special and Vocational Education) Salary

Earnings for Middle School Teachers in the United States come in at around $45K per year on average. Compensation ranges from $28K on the lower end to $61K per year on the higher end. Women account for the majority of Middle School Teachers who responded to the questionnaire — 61 percent to be exact. For the most part, Middle School Teachers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$27,480 - $61,238
(Median)
$27K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,416
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,480 - $61,238  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,932  
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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$27,616 - $61,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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 Middle School Teachers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $38K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $44K. Middle School Teachers bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $52K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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