Secondary School Teacher, (but not Special and Vocational Education) Salary

Secondary School Teachers in the United States take home an average $44K per year. Job satisfaction for Secondary School Teachers is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — around one in four lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and a little less than one-half have dental, too. Female Secondary School Teachers make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$29,441 - $67,360
$29K
$44K
$67K
MEDIAN: $43,832
10%
50%
90%

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$8.58 - $13.23
$11
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,441 - $67,360  
   
Bonus
$4,750  
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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$23,082 - $66,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$4,750  
   
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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$23,082 - $66,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6

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Job Description for Secondary School Teacher, (but not Special and Vocational Education)

  • Instruct via lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects at the post primary level.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Create, administer, and grade tests and assignments to measure students' progress.
  • Establish and enforce behavioral and procedural rules.

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Pay by Experience Level for Secondary School Teacher, (but not Special and Vocational Education)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Secondary School Teachers. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $35K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $38K. Secondary School Teachers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $44K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $55K.

Key Stats for Secondary School Teacher, (but not Special and Vocational Education)

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
025
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Secondary School Teacher, (but not Special and Vocational Education) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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