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Middle School Teacher (except Special and Vocational Education) Salary

For Middle School Teachers, yearly average wages total $46K annually. Work is enjoyable for Middle School Teachers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Middle School Teachers (64 percent) who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$29,820 - $61,369
MEDIAN: $46,031

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$29,820 - $61,369  
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$29,288 - $61,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Job Description for Middle School Teacher (except Special and Vocational Education)

  • 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $40K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $48K. Middle School Teachers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $52K.

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

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.


64 %
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 10%