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

Secondary School Teachers in the United States take home approximately $43K annually on average. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Secondary School Teachers make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,517 - $66,998
$30K
$43K
$67K
MEDIAN: $43,411
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
$29,517 - $66,998  
   
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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$22,393 - $65,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 32
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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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$22,393 - $65,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $36K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $38K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $54K.

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

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Secondary School Teacher, (but not Special and Vocational Education) Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼14%

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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