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Middle School Teacher (except Special and Vocational Education) Salary

For Middle School Teachers, annual average wages total $47K per year. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Most Middle School Teachers report high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Middle School Teachers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 67 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$31,218 - $62,127
(Median)
$31K
$47K
$62K
MEDIAN: $47,204
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$31,218 - $62,127  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,983  
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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$30,128 - $61,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97

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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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $46K. Middle School Teachers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 11%
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