Middle School Teacher (except Special and Vocational Education) Salary

Middle School Teachers in the United States can expect wages of $45K annually on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $28K to $61K per year. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Female Middle School Teachers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. The majority of Middle School Teachers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$27,480 - $61,238
(Median)
$27K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,416
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$27,480 - $61,238  
   
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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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $38K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. Middle School Teachers bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $52K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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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