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

With slightly more than half of Secondary School Teachers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $24K to $65K per year and averages out to $43K per year. Female Secondary School Teachers make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one-half collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,441 - $65,770
(Median)
$29K
$43K
$66K
MEDIAN: $43,491
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90%

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$10.47 - $17.00
(Median)
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$11
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,441 - $65,770  
   
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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$23,694 - $65,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.19  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$23,694 - $65,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Job Description for Secondary School Teacher, (but not Special and Vocational Education)

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

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $36K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $38K. Secondary School Teachers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. As Secondary School Teachers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $54K.

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Experience Affects Secondary School Teacher, (but not Special and Vocational Education) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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