Middle School Teacher (except Special and Vocational Education) Salary

Average Middle School Teachers in the United States make around $46K annually. Most Middle School Teachers report high levels of job satisfaction. More than half of Middle School Teachers (60 percent) survey participants are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$27,480 - $61,238
MEDIAN: $45,877

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$27,480 - $61,238  
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$27,616 - $61,098  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | 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.


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

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 worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $38K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median 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 Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


60 %
40 %

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: 84% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 13%